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I 



ALOKRHAN LI BRAKY 



I 



A DIGEST 



OF THE 



EARLY CONNECTICUT 



PROBATE RECORDS. 



COMPILED BY 

Charles William Manwaring, 

Member ConnocHcttt Hiaiorlcal Society. 



Vol. II. 



HARTFORD DISTRICT, 



1700 — 1729. 



UAMTWOSLDt COMir., 

R. S. Pbck 8l Co., PRZxmRfl, 

X904. 



F 
1904 



ONE THOUSAND COPIES PRINTED 




No oP ■ 



Copyright, 1904, 

by 

CHARLES WILUAM MANWARINO. 



PEEFAOE. 



In presenting^ Volume 11 of this Digest to the public, it is necessary 
to say but little, and what is said must be principally by way of expla- 
nation. 

First, the reader is to be reminded that the first thirty-two pages of 
V(dume I contain a list showing the changes made in the different Pro- 
bate Districts of Connecticut from the beginning, and also what towns 
were comprised by them at every change, lliis list is of great value to any 
one tracing their ancestry, as tiiey are correcdy guided from district to 
district and town to town in the backward path of genealogical research 
without extra expense or tmnecessary loss of valuable time. 

Abbreviations have been made use of as follows : Invt., Inventory ; 
Adms., Administration and derivatives; Dist, Distribution and deriva- 
tives; Recog., Recognizance; W. R., Windsor Records; P. C, Private 
Gmtroversies ; Cert : for "Certified by.*' This latter contraction will ap- 
pear in cases of guardianship. It was the law that a minor over 14 years 
of age could go before a justice of the peace and choose a guardian, of 
whidi act the justice of the peace certified to the Probate Court Hence 
the abbreviated form : "Cert : John Doe, /. P" 

The law allowed a widow the use of one-third part of the real estate 
of her deceased husband during her life, and one-third of his personal 
estate forever ; but the husband, by will, could devise to his wife the use 
of one-third of his real estate while she remained his widow. So, *T. give 
to my wife her dower rights" was a shortened way of stating the case. 

In Voltmie X of the original records (the last volume in this book) 
many inventories were found where the figures had not been carried out 
from the lines of items into columns to be footed, and others where the 
figures had been carried out into columns but not footed, and this contin- 
ued in the succeedinpf volumes. Why the Court should have accepted, 
under oath, inventones offered in such an incomplete condition, is not 
clear. The compiler has himself footed a great many of tiiese inventories, 
in order to give his work a better appearance ; but to foot them all was too 
great an undertaking. 

To make this same Volume X more incomplete (aside from its badly 
broken-up leaves), more than sixty wills which ought to have been re- 
corded therein were laid over and recorded in Volume XII, which dates 
nearly ten years later. These will be found in their proper places in tiiis 
Digest 



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A 



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PROBATE RECORDS. 



VOLUME VII. 



1700 to 1710. 



MEMORANDUM; 

That it hath been the Constant Custome and Practice 
of the Judge and Justices of the County Courts and Courts 
of Probates in this County of Hartford, when any 
Inventory of the Estate of a deceased person is Exhibited 
in Court, — ^To Administer an Oath to the Executor 
or Administrator of die person deceased, or Such 
person as produceth and Sheweth the Estate to the 
Apprisers, and doth exhibit the Inventory thereof 
in said Court, — ^in the manner and form following, or 
fully to this purpose — ^That is to Say : — 

"You, A. B., do Swear that you have truly and fully 
presented all and every part of the Estate of C. D., deceased, 
that at present you know of to the apprisers thereof (which 
is Contained in the Inventory thereof made and now Exhibited 
in this Court) ; And that if hereafter any more of the 
Estate of the said C. D., dec^as^d. Shall come into 
your hands or knowledge, you Will present a true 
account thereof to this Court, that it may be added to the 
said Inventory." 

Test: Caleb Stanly, Clerk. 



PROBATE RECORDS. 



voLUMB vn. 



1700 to 1710. 



Page 27-28. 

Abbjy J0I11I9 Windham. Died December, 1700. Invt £118-13-03, 
reported 4 September, 1701, by Joshua Ripley and Jonathan Crane. 

Windham, the loth of December, 1700. The will of John Abbey 
was that his wife should enjoy the house and homested, and tihe meadows 
that are already laid out, with the moveables, during her life, and to dis- 
pose of it to her children as she shall see cause. And the rest of the unlaid 
out land to be divided equally amongst his children, and not to be sold 
away from my family, not any of the lands ; and the thirty acres adjoining 
to Goodman Bin|;ham's and Goodman Larrabee's land to be at my wive's 
diqpose, and to give deed and to make sale of,, according to law. 
Witness : Robert Hebard, Sen., 

John Reed, Senior, both of the same town. 

Windham, 8 April, 1701. 
The said Robert Hebard and John Reed gave oath that they were 
present when John Abbey, that is deed., did g^ve this direction to make 
his win as is above written; and when it was read to him, he said just 
so he would have it Before me, Joshua Ripley, Justice. 

Coart Record, Page 17 — 4 September, 1701 : Hannah, the widow of 
John Abby, exhibits will and inventory. 

Page 19 — II November, 1701 : Will now accepted, but as there was 
no executor appointed, Adms. to Hannah Abby, the relict, with the will 
annexed. Bonds, £50. 

Page 94. 

Aekkjt ThamMMf Haddam. Died 16 January, 1703-4. Invt £75- 
08-00. TaJcen by Daniel Braynard and Thomas Robinson, Selectmen. 

Court Record, Page 56---26 May, 1704: This Court grants Adms. 
to Hannah Addey, die widow of Thomas Ackley, deed. 

Page 68—14 August, 1705 : Benjamin Trowbridge, in right of his 

Hannah, renders an account of Adms. on the 7th of November, 1705. 



4 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. VII, 

This Court order that the sd. Benjamin Trowbridge and Hannah his wife, 
Adms., may keep the lands belonging to the estate in their hands at pres- 
ent for their bringing up the small children, provided diey keep the build- 
ings and fences in repair. This Court appoint John and Nathaniel 
Adcley, of Haddam, guardians to Thomas, Job, Hannah and Ann, the 
four diildren of the sd. late Thomas Ackley. Dist by Jolm Fuller, Timothy 
Fuller and James Bates^ of Haddam. 

Page 71 — 7 November, 1705: Hannah Trowbridge, late Hannah 
Ackley, presented to this Court an account of her Adms., which this Court 
do allow and grant her a Quiettis Est. 

Page 17 (Vol. Vni) 3 July, 1710: Nathaniel Ackley, guardian to 
the four above mentioned children, having died, John Ackley asstmies full 
guardianship. 

Dist. File: 7 February, 1721-2: An agreement between the heirs for 
a dist of the estate of Thomas Ackley, late of Haddam, deed., wherein 
Job Ackley made choice of his father-in-law, Benjamin Trowbridge, to 
be his guardian. 

Benjamin X Trowbridge, ls. 

Hannah X Trowbridge, ls. 

Alexander X Spencer, ls. 

Ann X Spencer, 

Thomas X Ackley, ls. 

Job Ackley, ls. 

John X Lord, ls. 

Hannah X Lord. 

Page 138 (Vol. X) 6 December, 1726: An agreement made 7 Feb- 
ruary, 1721-2, for the dividing and settling of the estate of Thomas Ack- 
ley, late of Haddam, deed., was now exhibited by the heirs to sd. Estate, 
viz: Benjamin Trowbridge for himself and Ann his wife, relict to sd. 
deed. ; Alexander Spencer for himself and Ann his wife ; John Lord for 
himself and Hanna his wife, late deed. ; Thomas Ackley and Job Ackley. 
And before this Court they acknowledged Sd. agreement to be their free 
act and deed, which agreement is accepted by this Court to be a settlement 
of sd. Estate. 

Page 5. 

AcUdns, Elizabeth, Middletown, Widow of Josiah. Invt. iiii-19-oo. 
Taken 5 November, 1700, by Nathaniel Stow, Alexander Rollo and Jo- 
seph Wetmore. Legatees : Solomon, age 22 years ; Josiah 21, Benjamin 19, 
Ephraim 16, Sarah 26, Abigail 24, Elizabeth, 14 years of age. 

Court Record, Page 3 — 13 November, 1700 : Adms. to Solomon Ad- 
kins. 

Page 10 — 8 April, 1701 : Adms. account accepted. Nathaniel Stow, 
Thomas Ward and Israhiah Wetmore were appointed to dist. the estate. 
Benjamin Adkins and Ephraim Adkins, minor children of Elisabeth 



I/OO TO I7IO. PROBATE REC0BD6. 



\, made choice of their brottier SoIchhoh Adkins to be their guar- 
dian. And this Court appoint Nathaniel Stow to be guardian to Elizab^ 
Adldns, daughter of sd. deceased. 

Dist File, 22 April, 1701 : To Solonxm, to Josiah, to Benjamin, to 
Ephraim, to Sarah, to Abigsul and Elizabeth Adkina, by Nathaniel Stow, 
iiiomas Ward and IsrahiaSi Wetmore, dist 



Record on File. 



AdUniy Thomaa, Hartford. Invt £12-14-06. Taken 28 October, 
1709, by John Bumham and Samuel Bumham. Later was added to the 
inventory the following Items : 

£ s d 
Credit due to him by ye Coimtry, 8-12-06 

Land to be added to the inventory, 12-oa-oo 

A square to be added, 0-04-00 

Taken by Samuel Bumham and John Bumham. 

Court Record, Page 134 — 7 November, 1709 : Adms. to Josiah Ad- 
kins of Simsbury (brother of sd. deed.), who gave bonds and exhibited 
invt 



Invt. in Vol. VIII, Page 12. 

Alfordy Jeramiah, Windsor. Died 6 June, 1709. Invt. £264-06-11. 
Taken 23 June, 1709, by Job Drake and Samuel Moore. 

Court Record, Page 130—4 July, 1709: Jane Alford, of Windsor, 
widow, relict of Jeremiah Alford, exhibited in this Court an invt of sd. 
estate, which the Court order recorded, and grant letters of Adms. to the 
sd. widow, and order that she render an account of her Adms. to this 
Court on or before the ist Monday of July, 171 1. 

Page 55 (Vol VIII) 5 Febmary, 1711-12: Jane Alvard, of Windsor, 
widow, Adms. on the estate of Jeremiah Alvard, exhibited an account of 
her Adms. : 

£ s d 
Inventory, with the ddbts due to the same, 264-06-11 

The real part, 176-00-00 

The moveable part, 93-06-08 

Debts and charges subtracted from the moveable part, 63-09-04 

There remains of tfie moveable part to be dist, 29-17-04 

Account approved. Order distribution as foUoweth : 

To tfie widow, of the moveable estate, 9-19-01 

After the widow's part is taken out, there remains 195*18-03 

To Benedict Alvard, eldest son, 55*I9^ 

And to Jeremiah, Job, Jane, Johanna and Elizabeth, to each, 27-19-09 



6 PBQBATE RfiOOitDS. VOL. VII^ 

And appoint Col. Matlllew Allyn, Mr. John Moore and Sergt. Daniel 
Ldomis distributors. And this Court now grant to the sd. Jane Alvard 
a quietus est. 

Page 83 — 7 July^ 1712 : This Court appoint Jane Alverd to be guar- 
dian to her four children : Jane Alverd, 14 years ; Joanna, 10 ; Elizabeth, 
6 ; Job, 4 ; children of Jeremiah Alverd, late of Windsor, deceased. 

Page 258 — 5 July, 1715 : Jane Alverd, a minor, now 17 years of age, 
made choice of James Enno, of Windsor, to be her guardian. Recog. isa 
Johanna Alverd, 14 years of age, chose Eleazer Hill to be her guardian. 
Kecog. £50. Also this Court appoint Eleazer Hill to be guardian to Eliza- 
beth Alverd, age 9 years. Recog. ^50. And appoint Benedict Alverd to 
be guardian to his brother, Job Alverd, age 7 years, all children of Jere- 
misSi Alverd, late deed. 

Page 57 (Vol. IX) ist April, 1718: Whereas, Colo. Matthew Allyn, 
Mr. John Moore and Serjt Daniel Lo<»nis, of Windsor, were formerly 
appointed by this Court to distribute the estate of Jeremiah Alverd, som^ 
time of Windsor, deceased, which distribution by them was not fully fin- 
ished, this Court do now ^ipoint Daniel Loomis, Josiah Cooke and Timo- 
thy Loomis, of Windsor, to finish the distribution according to the order 
formerly given by this Court to distribute the sd. estate. 

Page 64 — 6 May, 1718: There was now exhibited a return, under 
the hands of the distributors, that the estate of the sd. deceased so re- 
maining being houseing and land, to divide the same would much wrong 
if not spoil the whole, whereupon the Court order the sd. distributors to 
set out the houseing and lands of the sd. deceased unto Benedict Alverd, 
eldest son, he paying unto the rest of the children their equal and propor- 
tional parts or share of the true value of the aforesd. houseing and 
lands (after a double part thereof unto the sd. eldest son is taken out). 

Page 97 — ^3 March, 1718-19: A rqx>rt of the distributors allowed. 
This Court appoint Jeremiah Alverd, of Windsor, to be guardian unto 
Elizabeth Alverd, a minor, age 14 years, daughter of Jeremiah Alverd, 
late of Windsor, deceased. Recog. £50. 

Page 128 — y June, 1720: Elizabeth Alverd, of Windsor, about 14 
years of age, appeared before this Court and made choice of Mr. John 
ralmer, of Windsor, to be her guardian. Rec. £50. 

Page 136 — 6 September, 1720: John Palmer, of Windsor, guardian 
to Elizabeth Alverd, exhibited accot. of what estate he had received of 
Jeremiah Alverd, her former guardian, amounting to £3-06-00, which 
accot. is accepted. 

Page 160— 5th day of September, 1721: Jeremiah Alverd, being 
cited to render accot of his guardianship over EUzabeth Alverd, ordered 
continued. 

Page 163 — 6 February, Anno Dom. 1721-2 : John Palmer, guardian, 
to Elizabeth Alverd, of Windsor, minor, summoned Jeremiah Alverd, of 
sd. Windsor, to this Court to render an accot of his guardianship while 
he was guardian to sd. minor, who now appeared and rendered an accot 
whereby it appears to this Court that die sd. Jeremiah Alverd hatfi the 



1700 TO 171a PBOiATB KKCOMB^ 7 

pewter plater in his custody, which he demanded for his trouUe and 
charge amounting to the sum of ii8-o6-oo in the time of his guardianship, 
which by tliis Court is allowed, and the sd. Jeremiah Alverd u discharged 
of his account of guardianship except ii 1-03-07, which it is said he re- 
ceived as guardian to sd. minor of Benedict Alverd, his brother ; and John 
Palmer is ordered to pay sd. Jerem. Alverd his cost, which is 5s. 

Page 174 — f August, 1722: Whereas, the house and the homelott 
of Jeremiah Alverd, deed., was by order of this Court on the i6th of 
May, 1718, set out the wlx>le of it to Benedict Alverd, eldest son, pro- 
vided he pay the rest of the heirs their proportionable parts in sd. home- 
stead, the sd. Benedict appeared in Court and produced receipts that he 
had fully paid to sd. heirs their parts, excepting Job Alverd, a minor, to 
whom the sd. Benedict is guardian. 

Page 71 (VoL X) 19 February, 1724-5 : Job Alverd, a minor, about 
16 years of age, son of Jeremiah Alverd, late deed., chose James Enno, of 
Wmdsor, to be his guardian. Recog., £§0. 

Page 124 — 5 April, 1726: This Court direct Thomas Moore and 
Nathaniel Drake to set out lands by meets and bounds to Job, Joanna and 
Elizabeth Alverd, all children of the deceased. 

Page 199—3 September, 1727-8: A dist according to order of the 
Court, 6 April, 1726, by meets and bounds, to three of the children of 
Jeremiah Alverd, late of Windsor, deed., vizt. : Job, Joanna and Elizabetii 
Alverd, under the hands of Thomas Moore, Nathaniel Drake and Timo- 
thy Loomis, dist. 

Dist. File: 7 July, 1727: To Job, Joanna, and to Elizabeth's heirs, 
and to Joanna AJverd, alias Lxiomis, by Thomas Moore, Nathaniel Drake 
and Timothy Loomis. 

Page 199-200-1-2-3-4. 
Add. Invt. in Vol. XII, Page 231-2. 

♦AlHn, Alesandar, Windsor. Died 19 August, 1708. Invt. £2706- 
04-02. Taken 5 November,' 1708, by Timothy Thrall and Daniel White, 
and was apprised by us at the value thereof in silver money reckoned at 
15 pennyweight or 8 shillings the otmce. Additional invt. of i 135- 15-00, 
taken 14 March, 1726-7, by Major Wolcott and Capt Samuel Mather, 
executors; also, 80 acres of land in Suffield, valued at iiio, taken 2 
March, 1722-3, by Daniel White and Samuel Strong. Will dated 7 Au- 
gust, 1706: 

In the name of God, Amen. I, Alexander Allin, of Windsor, in the 
County of Connecticut, doe make and ordain this my last will and testa- 
ment: I give to my wife Elizabeth the real estate she possessed at the 
time of my marriage with her ; also, that which belongs to her (out of 
her father's estate) in reversion, £100 in Cash at 15 pennyweight, also 



*The will written tnd signed bv the testator, "Allin." Caleb Stanly, the Qerlt; 
wrote is and upon the records, *'Allyn.*' . 



8 FIOBAR REOOBDS. VOU VII, 

the use and improvement of £150 during her natural life, to be paid to 
my son Fitz Jdbn if he survive his mottier; if not, the £150 to be and 
remain to her and her heirs forever. Also, I give her the use and improve- 
ment of the homested, bounded south on Samuel Gibbs and Henry Wol- 
cott, north on my father-in-law, John Cross, also land I bought of my 
sister-in-law, Abigail Grant, now wife of Doctor Mather. I give to my 
son Alexander, to be paid and delivered to him at 21 years of age, my 
now dwelling house, warehouse, shop and bam, with the upland and 
pasture land thereunto belonging, bounded west on a highway, south on 
Samuel Gibbs, Sen., and Mr. Henry Wolcott's land, north on land be- 
longing to John Gnmt, deed., east on a highway. Also, I give to my sd. 
son Alexander, when he comes to be of age as abovesd., £400 in cash at 
15 pennyweight, or other pay equivalent I give to my son John, out of 
my estate in cash, at 15 pennyweight, or other pay equivalent, the sum 
of isoo, to be paid him when he shall attain to the age of 21 years. I give 
to my daughter Mary, out of my estate, £450 cash, at 15 penn3rweight, 
when she shall be 18 years of age. Also, I give to my sd. daughter Mary 
a sealskin trunk, with those things that are therein, which were her 
mother's apparrel. I give to my youngest son Fitz John, out of my es- 
tate, £400 in cash or odier pay equivalent, to be paid him when he comes 
to the age of 21 years. And I declare it to be my will that my sd. wife 
Elizabeth shall have the use of the £400 I have given to my son Fitz John, 
towards the education and bringii^ up my sd. son till he comes to the 
age of 21 years. As a token of my love, I give to my two brothers, 
William Allin and Robert AUin, living in Scotland, iio to each of them, 
in cash, to be laid out in Boston in that which may be most for their ben- 
efit, by my honoured and much respected friend, Mr. John Borland, of 
Boston, and by him sent to my sd. brothers, which I desire and impower 
Mr. Borland to do. I give towards the building of a school-house upon 
die meeting-house Green, on the west side of the Great River, in Windsor, 
ii5 in cash, provided it be built within two years after the date hereof. I 
give to the Scots Boxx in Boston £$ in cash. I appoint my wife and Mr. 
John Borland, merchant, of Boston, Capt. Matthew Allyn, Mr. John 
Moore, Sen., Doctor Samuel Mather, Mr. Rog&r Wolcott and Mr. 
Thomas Fyler to be my executors. 

Witness : Zerubbabell Fyler, Sen., Alexander Allin, ls. 

Eleazer Gaylord, John Sioughton, Jr. 

A codicil, dated 16 August, 1708 : I give to Rev. Mr. Mather, our 
psLStor, £5 in cash. I give to the Rev. Mr. Jonadian Marsh, our present 
minister, £5 in specie. I give to my mother-in-law, Mary Cross, £5 in 
specie. I give to Sarah Grant, daughter of Thomas Grant, which now 
lives with us, 20 shillings to buy her a Bible. I desire and impower my 
executors to be overseers to my three children, Alexander, John and 
Mary, and I leave my son Fitz John with my dear and loveing wife Eliza- 
beth. 

Witness : Zerubbabell Fyler, Sen., Alexander Allin, ls. 

Atherton Mather, Bethesda Fyler. 



1700 TO I7IO. PBOBATB RECORDS. 9 

Court Record, Page 117 — 13 September, 1708: Will proven. And 
whereas, the sd. Elizabeth Allyn, widow, Major Matthew Allyn, John 
Moore, Sen., Sanniel Mather, Roger Wolcott and Thomas Fyler, all of 
Windsor aforesd., nominated and appointed executors of the sd. last will 
and testament of Alexander Allyn, deed, (with Mr. John Borland, mer- 
chant, of Boston), have declared before this Court that at the present they 
dedined to accept that trust, but did not positively refuse it, and desire 
some time to consider of that matter, it is granted to tfiem by this Court. 

Page 119— 6 December, 1708: Major Matthew Allyn and John 
Moore, Sen., positively refused to take upon them that work, but Eliza- 
beth Allyn, widow, relict of sd. Allyn, and Samuel Mather, Roger Wol- 
cott and Thomas Fyler, of sd. Windsor, appeared before this Q)urt and 
declared their acceptance. Wherefore, this Court allow and approve the 
sd. Elizabeth Allyn, Samuel Mather, Roger Wolcott, Thomas Fyler and 
John Borland to be joynt executors, and grant them letters of Adms., with 
the will annexed. 

Page 149 (Vol. X) 7 March, 1726-7 : Major Rc^er Wolcott, Capt. 
Samuel Mather and Thomas Fyler, executors of the last will and testa- 
ment of Mr. Alexander Allyn, late of Windsor, deed., appeared before 
this Court, Symon Chapman, Jr., in right of his wife, and die rest of the 
heirs of the sd. Allyn's estate, being notified to be present, the 
sd. executors proceeded in perfecting the inventory of sd. deed, by ren- 
dering an account of debts paid out of sd. estate, and at this time were 
accepted of debts paid out to the value of iiSp-ii-ii, for the greater part 
whereof they produced receipts, and the remainder the sd. executors 
made oath that they had truly paid the same as due from sd. estate, and 
also exhibited an addition to the inventory of the sd. deceased's estate 
amounting to the sum of £135-15-00, which account is by this Court ac- 
cepted. 

Page 178-9. 

Mfyikf John, Windsor. Invt. £320-13-06. Taken 27 August, 1707, 
by Benjamin Newbery and Samuel Moore. Will dated 25 May, 1697. 
The last will and testament of John Allyn, of Windsor, is as foUoweth: 
Imprimis : After the payment of all due debts and funeral charges, I dis- 
pose of my outward estate as foUoweth : All my land at Hartford swamp 
I give to my brother Benjamin, and to his heirs and assigns after him, 
never to be alienated from the name. If he have no male heir, then to be 
to my brother Thomas, or, next, to my brother Samuel. For the rest of 
my lands and moveable estate, I give to the children of my brothers and 
sisters; only to my sister Gilbert's child and to my sister Jane's child I 
give £5 more than to any of the rest To my brother Matthew Allyn and 
his children I give nothing; only to his son Josias I give a set of silver 
buttons. I appoint my brother Thomas Allyn my executor, and with him 
my brother Benjamin Allyn when he shall be of age. 
Witness : Samuel Mather, John Allyn, ls. 

John Moore, Senior. 



lO PROBATE RBCX)BD& VOL. VU, 

Court Record, Page 99— ao October, 1707: Thomas Allyn and Ben- 
jamin AUyn, of Windsor, exhibited in this Court the last will and testa- 
ment of their late Brother, John Allyn, deed., whereof they are appointed 
executors. Will proven. Otpt Matthew Allyn and Henry Wolcott, of 
Windsor, appealed from this determination of this Court, allowing the 
will of Jdm AUyn, to the Court of Assistants to be hxAdea at Hartford 
May next Reoog. £20. 

Page 141 ( V(d. VIII) 18 May, 1713 : Whereas, Thomas and Ben- 
jamin Allyn, who were executors, are now deed., this Court grant Adms., 
with the will annexed, to Col. Matthew Allyn. 

Page 188 — 5 April, 1714: This Court now grant Adms., with the 
will annexed, to Samuel Allyn, of Windsor, and Ebenezer Gilbert, of 
Farmington. 

Page 214 — 6 September, 1714: Ebenezer Gilbert of Farming- 
ton, Adms. on the estate of John Allyn, late of Windsor, appeared in Court 
and declared that he justly suspected Capt. Timothy Thrall, Samuel AUyn 
and Joanna, the wife of Samuel Bancroft, and Anne Allyn, widow, all of 
Windsor, to have in custody or possession some considerable part of that 
estate. Citation was issued for these persons to appear at Court to be 
interrogated upon oath. 

Page 14 (Vol. X) 2 April, 1723: Timothy Loomis, Jacob Drake 
and Israel Stoughton are appointed to divide the real estate according to 
the will of John Allyn, deed. 

P2igc 9 (Vol. XIV) 3 August, 1742 : Samuel, Allyn, of Windsor, 
Adms. on ttie estate of John Allyn, was cited to appear and render an ac- 
count of his Adms. as per writ on file. Sd. Adms. now produced in Court 
an account of his Adms. on sd. estate, which, being imperfect, is not al- 
lowed. He prays for time to perfect sd. account, which is allowed. 

Page 13 — 26 November, 1742: Ann Allyn, alias Loomis, Adms. on 
the estate of Benjamin Allyn, which sd. Benjamin was an executor on the 
estate of John Allyn, of Windsor, deed., by her son Benjamin, her attor- 
ney, presented to this Court an account of sundry debts and charges 
against the estate of John Allyn, whereby it appears the sd. Benjamin 
Allyn, executor aforesd., deed., has paid in debts and charges ;^o- 16-09 » 
also an account of charges against ttie estate of £2-07-09, which was ex- 
hibited by Henry Wolcott, of Springfield, which account is accepted by 
the Court. Also, Benjamin Allyn, attorney, exhibited an account of 
credit received to the sd. estate of £5-17-02; accepted. 

Note: Sd. Henry Wolcott appeared as atty. to Thomas Wolcott, of 
Ancrom, James Ward and Timothy Thrall, heirs to the estate of the sd. 
deed. 

Dist of lands on file: 7 January, 175 1 : To Henry Wolcott, to heirs 
of Joanna Stoughton, to heirs of Ebenezer Gilbert, to heirs of Samuel 
Allyn, to heirs of Thomas Wolcott, to heirs of Sarah Ward, to heirs of 
William Thrall, to heirs of Thomas Allyn; by Jonathan Hills, Samuel 
Wells and John Pitkin. 



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Page 15-16. 

AII711, Jodnifty 8ciL, Wmdhanu Died 27 December, 1699. ^^ 
ii09-i5HX>. Taken 8 January, 1699-1700, by Joseph Hall and Samuel 
Storrs. 

Court Record, Page ^-6^x8 December, 1700 : Adms. to John Allyn, 
eldest son, who gave bond with John Arnold, Sen., of the same town. 

Page 45 — 26 July, 1703 : Dist. to the widow, to John, to Gideon Allyn, 
and to die daughters ; by Lt. Shubael Dimock, Lt. John Fitch and Jona- 
than Crane, distributors. 

Page 52. 

AUyn, Obadiah, Jr., Middletown. Died September, 1702. Invt. 
i94-oi-oo. Taken 23 February, 1702-3, by Thomas Ailing and Nathaniel 
Bacon, Jr. The children : Obadiah, age 7 and 1-2 years, and Dorcas, 8 
months old. 

Court Record, Page 40 — 2 March, 1702-3 : Invt. of the estate of Oba- 
diah Allyn, Jr., was exhibited in Court by Dorcas, the relict Adms. 
granted to the widow. John Cornwall, Sen., gave bond of £50 on behalf 
of Dorcas Allyn. 

Page 10 (Vol. VIII) 1st May, 1710: Obadiah Allyn, a minor, 10 
years of age, and Dorcas Allyn, 8 years old, desired Thomas Allyn to be 
their guardian, which this Cdurt allow. 

Page II — 1st May, 17 10: Dorcas Wetmore, widow, Adms. on her 
husband's estate, now renders to this Court an account of her Adms : 

i s d 
Paid in debts and charges due from the estate, 4-01-06 

And for bringing up the children, 10-00-00 

Credit receival, 8-09 

There remains of moveable estate, 30-08-03 

And of houseing and lands to be distributed, 50-0000 

To the widow, her thirds of moveable estate during life, and 1-3 part 
of the improvement of the lands. To Obadiah, his double share ; and to 
Dorcas the daughter, her single part. And appoint Joseph Rockwell, An- 
drew Bacon and Nathaniel Stow, distributors. And order that Thomas 
Allyn, guardian to sd. children, do forthwith take into his care and charge 
their portions to be set out by llie sd. dist And this Court grant the 
Adms. a Quietus Est 

AndnwE, Kdwardy Estate. Court Record, Page loi — 5 January, 
1707-8: David Forbes, who married Sarah Treat, daughter of Sara^ 
Treat, alias Sarah Andrews, deceased, one of the children of Edward 
Andrews and Ann his wife, late of said Hartford, deceased, made com- 
plaint to this Court that there was never yet any distribution made of the- 
estate of the said Edward Andrews, deed., and that there was no inven- 



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tory ever yet made of the estate of the said Ann Andrews, deed., and that 
there is no Adms. ever yet appcxnted upon the estate of the sd. Ann, who 
was executrix of the last will of the said Edward Andrews, and that there- 
fore the said David Forbes and Sarah his wife cannot obtain their portion 
thereof ; and Solomon Andrews, William Warren and Mary his wife, and 
Matthias Treat, of Hartford, were notified to appear before this Court 
upon the said complaint that they would endeavor that then the said 
complaint might be heard and considered at this Court on the first Mon- 
day of February next Wherefore this Court do order the said parties 
all to appear before this Court on that day accordingly. 

Page 103 — 2 February, 1708-9: David Forbes, Solomon Andrews, 
William Warren and Matdiias Treat, of Hartford, appeared now before 
this Court as they were ordered to do by this Court, 5 January last, and 
the said William Warren and Matthias Treat relinquished to the said 
Solomon Andrews all their right and claim whatsoever to the estate of 
Edward Andrews the elder and Ann Andrews (father and mother of the 
sd. Solomon) and Edward Andrews the younger (brother of the sd. Solo- 
mon) , late of Hartford, deceased. ' 



Inventory on File. 



Andrews, Ann, Hartford. Invt. £15-12-02. Taken 25 February, 
1707-8, by Cyprian Nichols, Roger Pitkin and Nathaniel Hooker. 

Court Record, Page 103 — 2 February, 1708-9: This Court grant 
letters of Adms. on the estate of Ann Andrews, who was sole executrix 
of the last will of sd. Edward Andrews, joyntly unto Solomon Andrews 
and David Forbes. 



Inventory on File. 



Andrews, Edward, Jr., Hartford. Invt. ig- 11-00. Taken 25 Febru- 
ary, 1707-8, by Cyprian Nichols, Roger Pitkin and Nathaniel Hooker. 

Court Record, Page 103 — 2 February, 1707-8: Adms. granted unto 
Solomon Andrews and David Forbes. Recog. i6o. 



Page 154. 

Andrews, Joseph, Sen., Wethersfield. Invt. £413-07-04. Taken 23 
May, 1706, by Nathaniel Stodder and John Curtis, Jr. Apprised as 
money. Will not dated. 

The last will and testament of me, Joseph Andrews, Sen., of Weth- 
ersfield, in my own apprehension near unto death, is as foUoweth: Im- 
primis: My will is that my wife Rebeckah Andrews have 1-3 part of the 
profits of my lands ; one end (vizt, the new end) of my dwelling house, and 



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some pasture knd ; all these during her natural life. My will is that my 
eldest sonn Joseph have i6 acres of land where his house stands. Itenu I 
give to my sonn Benjamin all that land which lyeth between the Mill Pond 
and my pasture, where his house standeth. Item. My will is tiiat the rest 
of my lands not hereby disposed of be equally divided between my sonns ; 
Joseph having a double portion thereof after his motfier's decease. Item. 
It is my will that my daughters have their portions out of the moveables 
according as the Court shall think meet. Item. It is my will that all my 
lands before bequeathed to my sonns do remain with them, and that none 
of them dispose of my lands given to them exc^t it be to one another. 
Witness: Thomas Buckingham, (Not signed.) 

Bartholomew Foster, 

Court Record, Page 84 — 20 May, 1706: Rebeckah Andrews, of 
Wethersfield, widow, relict of Joseph Andrews, Sen., and Joseph An- 
drews, Benjamin Andrews and William Andrews, sons of the sd. late 
Joseph Andrews, deed., all appeared in this Court and exhibited the last 
will and testament of the sd. deed in writing, but not subscribed by the 
testator, and all declared that to their certain knowledge the same writing 
was and is the last will and testament of Joseph Andrews, late deed., and 
thereunto they did all consent and agree. Will proven and letters granted 
to Rebeckah the relict and Joseph the eldest son, with the will annexed 

Page 128 — 2 May, 1709: Rebeckah Andrews and Joseph Andrews, 
Adms., exhibited now an account of their Adms., whereby it appears that 
the whole of the inventory of moveable estate and of debts they have re- 

i s d 
ceived amounts to 134-12-07 

Paid in debts and charges, 48-10- 11 

There remains of moveable estate, 86-01-08 

Account allowed. And this Court order that Daniel Andrews, of 
Farmington, and Ephraim Whaples and Samuel Hunn, of Wethersfield, 
shall dist. and divide the remaining estate of the sd. Joseph Andrews, 
both real and personal, to and amongst the widow and children of the 
sd. deceased according to his last will. 

Page 132 — 5 September, 1709: Rebeckah Andrews, 17 years of age, 
and Caleb, 15 years, and Ann, 13 years, children of Joseph Andrews, Sen., 
chose their mother, Rebeckah Andrews, to be their guardian. 

Page 4 (Vol. VIII) 6 February, 1709-10: Caleb Andrews, age 15 
years, and Ann Andrews, 13 years, now appeared before this Court and 
made choice of their brother Joseph Andrews to be their guardian (their 
mother, who was their guardian, being dead) . 

Dist. of the real estate on file : 18 February, 1709-10 : To Joseph, to 
Benjamin, to William, to Ephraim, to Caleb ; and the personal estate to 
be divided to Rebeckah and Anne Andrews. 

Page 9—3 April, 1710: A report of the dist. of the estate of Joseph 
Andrews, Sen., made by Ephraim Whaples and Samuel Hunn, of Weth- 
ersfield, was now exhibited in Court and accepted. 



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Page 261 — 2 August, 2715: Josqdi Andrews, guardian to bis sister, 
Ann Andrews, exhibited in this Court a full and ample discharge, under 
the band and seal of the sd. Ann Andrews, executed by her since she ar- 
rived to full age to act Whereupon this Gmrt do release the sd. Joseph 
Andrews from his trust of guardianshiQ. 



Page 120-1-2. 

Ashlegry Jonalfaan, tat, Hartford. Invt. £1030-19-06. Taken 28 
February, 1704-5, by Joseph Wadsworth, Ciprian Nidiols and Joseph 
Talcott Will dated 27 January, 1704-5. 

The last will and testament of Jonathan Ashley, late of Hartford, is 
as followeth : I give to my son Jonathan the house, with all my land in 
the ox pasture, and die land that is mine over the river, which place is 
commonly called Bridgefield, and the frame of the new bame. I give to 
my son Joseph my now dwelling house and bam, and all my land adjoin- 
ing with or belonging to it; also, the Soldiers' Field land belonging to 
me. Item. Eleven acres lying west of Samuel Olcotf s land, whidi I 
bought of Mr. William Gibbins and Mr. Ebenezer Way ; 3 acres in the 
North Meadow which I bought of John Kelsey; 18 acres of woodland 
which was formerly my Father Wadsworth's, adjoining with Thomas 
Dickinson's land; my right in the land purchased of Joshua Sachem, 
lying on the east side of the Great River, which land lyes in partnership. 
I give to my son Samuel 4 score acres of land lying in Plainfidd, which 
I bought of Major James Fitch. I give to my wife 1-3 part of my whole 
estate during her natural life, and that she have the use of the south 
room, inner cellar, and the use of the ovens. I give to my daughters 
Sarah and Rebeckah £50 apiece. I appoint my son Joseph to ht sole 
executor. 

Witness: Joseph Wadsworth, Jonathan Ashley, ls. 

Joseph Talcott. 

Codicil, dated 29 January, 1704-5 : Further, I give to my son Samuel 
my cutlash and one of my gunns. I appoint my brother Joseph Wads- 
wortfi and Joseph Talcott to be overseers. 

Witness : Joseph Wadsworth, Jonathan Ashley, ls. 

Joseph Talcott. 

Court Record, Page 64—6 March, 1704-5 : Will proven. 



Page 146-7. 

ATranlti Nioholai, Wethersfield, Physician. Will dated 2 March, 

1705-6: 

I, Nicholas Ayrault, of Wethersfield, doe make this my last will and 
testament. Imprimis : I give unto my sonn Peeter Ayrault my gold but- 



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tons. And all the rest of my estate, goods, chattdb and debts whatsoever, 
in France or elsewhere, not hereinbefore bequeathed, after my debts and 
funeral expenses be discharged, I doe give and bequeath to my dear and 
loveing wife Marian Ayraun, and make her my sole executrix. And all 
this estate before mentioned to be at the disposal of my wife Marian Ay- 
rault so long as she continues a widow; but if she should marry again, 
then my will is that 2-3 of my estate shall be distributed among my chil- 
dren. 

Witness: Moses Crafts, Nicholas Ayrault, ls. 

Stephen Hurtbutt, PhUip Alcock. 

Court Record, Page 78—8 March, 1705-6 : Will approved. 



Page 141. 

Baocm, Nathaniel, tat, Middletown. Invt i22i-oi-io. Taken 8 
February, 1705-6, by Alexander Rollo and Israhiah Wetmore. Will 
dated 24 February, 1697-8: 

I, Nathaniel Bacon, Senior, do ordain this my last will and testament : 
Imprs. I give to my eldest sonn Thomas all that was mine in the ox- 
pasture as it is mentioned in a deed of guift made to him from myself, with 
three acres in the lower end of the south meadow ; also, I give him my 
last division of land Iving toward Farmingtown ; all this I give him my sd. 
son Thomas and his heirs forever. 2nd. To my sonn John I ^ve my now 
dwelling house and bam, with about 11 acres of land adjoymng it, being 
the east end of my homestead, as is expressed in his deed of guift from 
myself, with the one-half of my long meadow and swamp adjoyning, 
Hanna's part being first excepted, which lyeth on the north side of my 
lott as it is now bounded, by a highway between John Hall's and she, 
through the meadow and die swamp butting on John Hall's and the neck 
and Nathaniel Brown northward ; adso 20 rods in width the whole length 
of my lott on the north side ; also a third part of my second division of 
land westward; all this I give to him and his heirs forever. 3d. To my 
son Andrew I eive one-half of the remainder of my hcnnestead up to the 
highway, and the whole half of that lott to the westward of the highway, 
with the building upon it ; all this I give to him my son Andrew and his 
heirs forever. . ^. To my son Namaniel I give the remainder of both 
my homestead lying on the east and west side of the upper highway, and 
all the rest of 'my land on the west side the Great River, Hannah's and 
John's part being first taken out. I give to Nathaniel and Andrew to be 
equally divided between them for his and their heirs forever. 5. To my 
sonn Beriah I give my first division of upland lying on the east side the 
Great River near to John Gill's, part of which lyeth between the pond and 
the Great River next to Deacon John Hall's, which part butts north and 
west upon the highway ; also I give him one piece of meadow and swamp 
at Wongunk butting north and east upon John Wetmore and south upon 



1 6 PRQBATS RBCQBDS. VOL. VII, 

Robert Warner and Joseph Hubbard. All the rest of my land oa the 
east side the Great River I give to John, Andrew, Nathaniel and Beriah, 
to be equally divided between them. 6th. I give to my daughter Hannah 
2 acres of meadow lands and half my wood lott lying between Ensign 
William Ward and Robert Warner. Also my will is that after my de- 
cease all my household goods should be divided equally between my three 
daughters^ that is, Mary, Abigail and Lydia. The remainder of my land 
at Hartford I give to my two sonns, John and Andrew, to be equally di- 
vided between them, they pa}ring all my just debts. Further, my will is 
that my executors do pay to my much esteemed friends, Capt. Nathaniel 
White, Mr. Noadiah Russell and Mr. John Hamlin, and to the Church of 
Girist in Middletown : to the church, 20s ; to Mr. Noadiah Russell 20s ; 
to Capt Nathaniel White, los ; and to Mr. John Hamlin, los. I appoint 
my two sonns John Bacon and Andrew Bacon, to be executors, and I re- 
quest Capt. Nathaniel White and Mr. John Hamlin to assist my execu- 
tors. 

Witness : John Hamlin, Nathaniel Bacon, ls. 

Noadiah Russell 

Court Record, Page 76—13 February, 1705-6: Will proven. 

Page 4 (Vol. XIII) 22 March, 1736-7: Nathaniel Bacon, one of 
the sons of Nathaniel Bacon, late of Middletown, showing by the will of 
Nathaniel Bacon, that there were certain lands given to his son Beriah 
Bacon, and that he gave all the rest of his lands to be equally divided 
between John and Andrew, Nathaniel and Beriah Bacon. And whereas, 
the executors of sd. will have neglected or refused to divide sd. land ac- 
cording to the will, the sd. Nathaniel moves in behalf of himself and the 
heirs of Andrew Bacon deed., and the heirs of the other two brothers, 
deed., that this Court would appoint freeholders to divide sd. lands to 
Nathaniel, to heirs of John, to heirs of Andrew, to heirs of Beriah Bacon : 
This Court appoint Joseph Frary, Jr., Benjamin Adkins and Solomon 
Adkins to set out sd. lands by meets and bounds according to sd. will. 



Invt. in Vol. VIII, Page 35. 

Baker, Timofby, Wethersfield. Invt. £21-08-08. Taken 15 Decem- 
ber, 1709, by Moses Crafts and Hezekiah Deming. 

Court Record, Page 136 — 5 December, 1709 : This Court grant let- 
ters of Adms. on the estate of Timothy Baker, late of Wethersfield, unto 
Jonathan Deming, Jr. 

Page 8 (Vol. VIII) 3 April, 1710: Jonathan Deming, Adms., exhibits 
an inventory of the estate of Timothy Baker. 

Page 33 — ^S April, 171 1: James Brown, of Norwalk, atty. for Wil- 
liam BsScer, now dwelling in the Province of New Jersey, brother of Tim- 



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othy Baker, late of Wethersfidd, deed., exhibited evidence that he is the 
only surviving brother of Timothy Baker^ deed. Wheretspcm Jonathan 
Deming, Adms., passed over the estate to James Brown, atty. for William 
Baker. 

Page 218-19. 

Harbor, Bamuel, 8«il, Windsor. Invt £59804-10. Taken 29 March, 
1709, by John Moore, Sen., Job Drake, Sen., and Thomas Marshall. Will 
dated 21 February, 1708-9: I, Samuel Barber, Sen., of Windsor, doe 
make and ordain this my last will and testament. I give unto my wife 
Ruth 2 acres of meadow land in the Great Meadow, which I had with 
her, to be at her own dispose ; also the use and improvement of my dwell- 
ing house and bam and outhouseing, with the lands adjoining thereunto, 
and with other lands adjoining which I bought of John Saxton, John 
Barber and Andrew Hilliyer, and 14 acres of Benjamin Gardner and John 
Gillett, until my son John come to the age of 21 years. Item. I give to 
my eldest son Samuel (besides the several parcels of lands made over to 
him, as by a deed of gift bearing date with these presents doth appear) 
£3. Item. I give to my grandson William Barber, son to my son Wil- 
liam Barber, deceased, besides what I have already made over to him, 
8 acres of swamp land bounded north on Samuel Qark's land, west 
by land of my sd. sonn William, east by sonn Samuel's land and 
south on Jonathan Brown's land ; also 8 acres at the Mill Brook, bounded 
north on land of John Brown exchanged with the Town, south 
on land of my sonn Joseph, and east and west on the Commons, which 
land I make over to my grandson William upon the conditions here- 
after mentioned, vizt: that whereas there was about 4 or 5 
acres of land which I formerly made over to my son William which I sold 
for conveniency to Mr. Thomas Cook with other of my own land at Scot- 
land, that in case my said grandson or his heirs or any other person 
claiming any right to my son William's estate, do any way molest or dis- 
turb Mr. Thomas Cook or any of his heirs in the quiet and peaceable 
possession of the land at Scotland which was made over to my son Wil- 
liam, then it is my will that the land abovesaid shall be and remain to the 
sd. Mr. Thomas Cook and his heirs as a full recompense for the land sold 
him which was my son William's. Item. I give to my sonn David the 
land I purchased of Mr. Buckingham at Hebron ; also 2 acres of land at 
Windsor, being 2 acres of the four I received in the legacy given to my 
wife. I give to my son Joseph, at Scotland, 20 rods in breadth, lying on 
the north side of the land given to my son Samuel ; also 8 acres at the 
Mill Brook in Windsor; also the 6 acres of land I bought of Timothy 
Horsford, lying near the Mill Brook ; also I give to my son Joseph 2 acres 
of land where he has built his house, to be 12 rods wide from the fence 
to the bottom of the hill ; also 13 acres adjoyning, being the remainder of 
the lott known by the name of Branker^s lott, which is about 12 acres, and 
one acre bought of John Enno, he paying to my wife 20s yearly in current 



l8 PBOBATE RECOSD& ' .VOLL VU^ 

pay during her life. Item. I give to my sonn Benjamin that Jott. that I 
bought of Samuel Cross ; also, I give to my sonn Benjamin the remainder 
of my lott at the field called Wheat Field, the other part being given to 
my son Joseph; also, I give to my son Benjamin 3 acres in Palmer's 
Swamp, next to Joseph's land and running the same length. Item. I 
give to my sonn John, when he shall be 21 years of age, half my houseing 
and half the land given to my wife (excepting 2 1-2 acres of meadow), 
and the other half after my wive's decease ; also I g^ve to my sonn John, 
when he comes to be of age, about one acre of land whidi is called Fitdi 
waters bottom. Item. I declare it to be my will that my three daughters, 
Elizabeth, Mindwell and Sarah, shall have £25 apiece paid to each of 
them when they shall be 18 years of age, to mskt them equal with their 
two sisters that are married. And I g^ve to my five daughters (both 
those that are married and those that are not) the remainder of my estate 
which is yet undisposed of, both personal and real, to be equally divided 
between my five daughters, Mary, Ruth, Elizabeth, Mindwell and Sarah, 
to them and their heirs forever. I appoint my wife Ruth and my son-in- 
law William Phelps to be executors. 

Witness : John Moore, Sen., Samuel Barber, ls. 

Thomas Marshall. 

Court Record, Page 125 — 4 April, 1709: Will proven. 



P^e 103-4. 



Barber, William, Windsor. Invt ii36-03-03. Taken 17 August, 1704,. 
by Timothy Loomis, Thomas Marshall and Thomas Moore. 

Court Record, Page 58—7 September, 1704: Adms. to Easter Barber, 
the relict, with her fatiher-in-law, Samuel Barber. 

Page 14 (Vol. IX) 1st May, 1714: William Barber, a minor son of 
William Barber, late deed., chose John Bissell of Windsor to be his guar- 
dian. Recog. i200. 



Invt. in Vol. VIII, Page 40. 

Benjamin, Caleb, Hartford, formerly of Stonmgton. Invt. £g-o6oo. 
Taken 10 April, 1710, by Jonathan Hill and John Goodwin. 

Court Record, Page 135 — 15 November, 1709: Adms. granted to 
John Benjamin, of Hartford, brother of sd. deed. 

Page 12 (Vol. VIII) 1st May, 1710: John Benjamin, Adms. on the 
estate of Caleb Benjamin, now exhibits an inventory. 

Page 22 — 16 November, 1710: John Benjamin, Adms. on the estate 
of Caleb Benjamin, late of Hartford, deed., exhibits noW an account of his 
Adms. : 



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i S d i S d 

Paid in debts and charges, 4-06-00 | There remains, 5-00-00 

Which account is allowed. This Court now order that the sd. re- 
maining estate be equally divided to and amongst the sd. John Benjamin 
and his four sisters, the next heirs of the sd. deed. And appoint Lt. Jona- 
than Hills and Joseph Keeny, of Hartford, distributors. 



\ 



Page 89. 

Benton, Andrew, Hartford. Died 5 February, 1703-4. Invt. £94- 
03-04. Taken by Benjamin Graham and James Ensign. 

Court Record, Page 54 — 27 March, 1704: Samuel Benton presents 
an inventory of his deceased brother Andrew Benton's estate. Adms. is 
granted to Samuel Benton. Recog. iioo. 

Page 56^12 April, 1704: John Benton ^d Mary Benton, minor 
children of Andrew Benton, chose their uncle, Samuel Benton, to be their 
guardian. 

Page no — 5 April, 1708: The estate is reported insolvent and Capt. 
Aaron Coc^e and Qdeb Stanly, Jr., are appointed commissioners. 

Page 115 — 2 August, 1708: The commissioners report an average to 
creditors, and Samuel Benton asks for longer time to finish his Adms. 

Page 133 — 5 September, 1709: Ebenezer Benton, a minor, now 13 
years of age, chose Samuel Benton to be his guardian. 

Page 22 (Vol. Vni) 6 November, 1710: Ebenezer Benton, 14 years 
of age, now made choice of Jonathan Bigelow, Sen., to be his guardian. 

Page 28^5 March, 1710-11 : This Court do allow Joseph Benton, of 
Hartford, to be guardian to Ebenezer Benton, his former guardian, Jon- 
athan Bigelow, being deed. 

Page 9-10-11 (Vol. Vni). 

Bidwell, Sarah, Hartford. Invt £462-16-08. Taken 7 March, 
1708-9, by Samuel Kellogg and Nathaniel Hooker. 

Court Record, Page 122 — 7 March, 1708-9: This Court grant let- 
ters of Adms. on both the estate of John Bidwell and Sarah Bidwell, the 
relict, joyntly to John Bidwell and Thomas Bidwell, sons of the sd. deed. 
James Bidwell, of Hartford, 17 years of age^. one of the sons of John Bid- 
well, chose his brother Thomas Bidwell to be his guardian. 

Page 126 — 4 April, 1709 : John and Thomas Bidwell, Adms. on the 
estate of their late father and mother, John fmd Sarah Bidwell, now be- 
fore this Court present an inventory. 

Page 127 — 2 May, 1709: John and Thomas Bidwell, Adms., exhibited 
an inventory and informed the Court there is yet something to add there- 
tmto. The Court order them to appear again before this Court and pre- 
sent the inventory with addition. 



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Court Record, Page 99— ao October, 1707: Thomas Allyn and Ben- 
jamin Allyn, of Windsor, exhibited in this Court the last wUl and testa- 
ment of their late Brother, John Allyn, deed., whereof they are appointed 
executors. Will proven. Capt Matthew Allyn and Henry Wolcott, of 
Windsor, appealed from this determination of this Court, allowing the 
will of John Allyn, to the Court of Assistants to be holden at Hartford 
May next Reoog. £20. 

Page 141 (Vol. VIII) 18 May, 1713 : Whereas, Thomas and Ben- 
jamin Allyn, who were executors, are now deed., this Court grant Adms., 
with the will annexed, to Col. Matthew Allyn. 

Page 188—5 April, 1714: This Court now grant Adms., with the 
will annexed, to Samuel Allyn, of Windsor, and Ebenezer Gilbert, of 
Farmington. 

Page 214—6 September, 1714: Ebenezer Gilbert of Farming- 
ton, Adms. on the estate of John Allyn, late of Windsor, appeared in Court 
and declared that he justly suspected Capt. Timothy Thrall, Samuel AOyn 
and Joanna, the wife of Samuel Bancroft, and Anne Allyn, widow, all of 
Windsor, to have in custody or possession some considerable part of that 
estate. Citation was issued for these persons to appear at Court to be 
interrogated upon oath. 

Page 14 (Vol. X) 2 April, 1723: Timothy Loomis, Jacob Drake 
and Israel Stoughton are appointed to divide the real estate according to 
the will of John Allyn, deed. 

Page 9 (Vol. XIV) 3 August, 1742 : Samuel Allyn, of Windsor, 
Adms. on die estate of John Allyn, was cited to appear and render an ac- 
count of his Adms. as per writ on file. Sd. Adms. now produced in Court 
an account of his Adms. on sd. estate, which, being imperfect, is not al- 
lowed. He prays for time to perfect sd. accotmt, which is allowed. 

Page 13 — 26 November, 1742: Ann Allyn, alias Loomis, Adms. on 
the estate of Benjamin Allyn, which sd. Benjamin was an executor on the 
estate of John Allyn, of Windsor, deed., by her son Benjamin, her attor- 
ney, presented to this Court an account of sundry debts and charges 
against the estate of John Allyn, whereby it appears the sd. Benjamin 
Allyn, executor aforesd., deed., has paid in debts and charges £60-16-09 ; 
also an account of charges against the estate of £2-07-09, which was ex- 
hibited by Henry Wolcott, of Springfield, which account is accepted by 
the Court. Also, Benjamin Allyn, attorney, exhibited an account of 
credit received to the sd. estate of £5-17-02; accepted. 

Note: Sd. Henry Wolcott appeared as atty. to Thomas Wolcott, of 
Ancrom, James Ward and Timotfiy Thrall, heirs to the estate of the sd. 
deed. 

Dist of lands on file: 7 January, 1751 : To Henry Wolcott, to heirs 
of Joanna Stoughton, to heirs of Ebenezer Gilbert, to heirs of Samuel 
Allyn, to heirs of Thomas Wolcott, to heirs of Sarah Ward, to heirs of 
William Thrall, to heirs of Thomas Allyn; by Jonathan Hills, Samuel 
Wells and John Pitkin. 






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Page 15-16. 

AII711, Jodnifty 8ciL, Windham. Died 27 December, 1699. Invt 
ii09-i5HX>. Taken 8 January, 1699-1700, by Joseph Hall and Samuel 
Storrs. 

Court Record, Page 5-6^18 December, 1700 : Adms. to John AUyn, 
eldest son, who gave Imid with John Arnold, Sen., of the same town. 

Page 45 — 26 July, 1703 : Dist. to the widow, to John, to Gideon Allyn, 
and to Sie daughters ; by Lt. Shubael Dimock, Lt. John Fitch and Jona- 
than Crane, distributors. 

Page 52. 

AUyn, Obadiah, Jr., Middletown. Died September, 1702. Invt. 
i94-oi-oo. Taken 23 February, 1702-3, by Thomas Ailing and Nathaniel 
Bacon, Jr. The children: Obadii^, age 7 and 1-2 years, and Dorcas, 8 
months old. 

Court Record, Page 40 — 2 March, 1702-3 : Invt. of the estate of Oba- 
diah Allyn, Jr., was exhibited in Court by Dorcas, the relict. Adms. 
granted to the widow. John Cornwall, Sen., gave bond of £50 on behalf 
of Dorcas Allyn. 

Page 10 (Vol. VIII) 1st May, 1710: Obadiah Allyn, a minor, 10 
years of age, and Dorcas Allyn, 8 years old, desired Thomas Allyn to be 
their guardian, which this Court sdlow. 

Page II — 1st May, 1710: Dorcas Wetmore, widow, Adms. on her 
husband's estate, now renders to this Court an account of her Adms : 

£ s d 
Paid in debts and charges due from the estate, 4-01-06 

And for bringing up t£e children, 10-00-00 

Credit received, 8-09 

There remains of moveable estate, 30-08-03 

And of houseing and lands to be distributed, 50-00-00 

To the widow, her thirds of moveable estate during life, and 1-3 part 
of the improvement of the lands. To Obadiah, his double share ; and to 
Dorcas the daughter, her single part. And appoint Joseph Rockwell, An- 
drew Bacon and Nathaniel Stow, distributors. And order that Thomas 
Allyn, guardian to sd. children, do forthwith take into his care and charge 
their portions to be set out by the sd. dist. And this Court grant the 
Adms. a Quietus Est. 

Andrews, Edwaird, Estate. Court Record, Page loi — ^5 January, 
1707-8: David Forbes, who married Sarah Treat, daughter of Saradi 
Treat, alias Sarah Andrews, deceased, one of the children of Edward 
Andrews and Ann his wife, late of said Hartford, deceased, made com- 
plaint to this Court that there was never yet any distribution made of the 
estate of the said Edward Andrews, deed., and that there was no inven- 



90 PBOBATE MCQBPg. VOL. VII» 

Pagf 129—6 June, 1709* The Adms. are allowed by this Court fur- 
ther time to finish their Acfais. 

Page 1 30-— 4 July, 1709 : John and Thomas Bid well, Adms., now in 
this Court exhibit an inrentory of the sd. estate upon their oath, and this 
Court do also order that there shall be added to the inventory the sum of 
iio, money due to sd. Thomas from a person he had lent it to, and also the 
sum of ii2 in money which sd. Thcmias Bidwell paid to Basey Baker for 
land ; and that both the sd. sums shall be reckoned to sd. Thomas Bidwell 
as part of his portion. 

Page 17 (Vol. VIII) 3 July, 1710: This Court do order that the 
Qerk do issue forth a writ to require John Bidwell and Thomas Bidwell, 
of Hartford, Adms. on the estate of their late father and mother, John 
and Sarah Bidwell, to appear before this Court and render an account of 
tiieir Adms. on the same, on the 2nd Monday of this instant month of 
July. 

Page 22 — 6 November, 1710 : John and Thomas Bidwell, Adms., are 
ordered by this Court to render an account of their Adms. on the ist 
Monday of December next. 

Page 23 — 4 December, 1710 : This Court now order the sd Adms. to 
render Sieir account of Adms. on the ist Monday of January next, with- 
out any further delay. 

Page 25 — II January, 1710-11: John and Thomas Bidwell, Adms., 
appeared now before this Court and presented an accompt of debts and 
charges that they have paid out : 

£ s d 
Paid in debts and charges, 123-12-06 

Debts due to the estate, 79-14-09 

Further debts not received, 14-01-02 

This Court, having examined the accounts, order to be kept on file 
and order dist : 

£ s d 
To Jonathan, 26-02-06 

To die heirs of Hannah Judd, 18-00-00 

To Sarah Robbins, 24-oa<x> 

The estate having been much bettered by the service of Thomas Bid- 
well and the above named persons after they came of age until their 
meter's decease, which was about 5 years, the Court do grant unto 
Thomas land, and unto the others the above named sums. The remain- 
ing part of the estate to be distributed as followeth : 

£ s d 
To John Bidwell, eldest son, 246-16-07 

To Thomas, 114-05-05 

To Jonathan, 169-05-07 

To David, 169-05-07 

To James, 16905-07 

To heirs of Hannah Judd, 6905-07 

To Sarah Robbins, 91-09-06 



1700 TO I7IO. PB0BATB BSCOSD& 21 

And appoint Gipt Hezddah Wyllys, Lt James Steele and Samuel 
KtHogg, distributors. Thomas Bidwell, as well for himself as also guar- 
dian of the sd. James Bidwell, being unsatisfied with this order and de- 
cree of this G>urt, appealed from the same to the Court of Assistants. And 
Joseph Judd, of Farmington (who married the sd Hannah), guardian to 
his son Joseph Judd, a minor, being unsatisfied with this order of Gmrt 
for that in the same decree there is <^rged to the sd Hannah, as formerly 
paid to her, the sum of iioo, which the sd. Josqph Judd denies, and said 
she never received it, he also appeals to sd. Gmrt of Assistants. 



Invt. in Vol. VIII, Page 17. 

Bisaelly HeseUah, Windsor. Died 17 October, 1709. Invt. £148-18- 
II. Taken 2 December, 1709, by Capt Daniel Hayden, Benjamin Hol- 
comb and Jonathan Elsworth. 

Court Record, Page 136 — ^5 December, 1709: This Court do now 
grant letters of Adms. on the estate of Hezekiah Bissell unto Daniel Bis- 
sell, a brother of the sd. deed. 

Page 36 (Vol. VIII) 2 July, 171 1 : Daniel Bissell, Adms., exhibited 
in this Court an account of his Adms : 

£ s d 
Paid the debts and charges, the real part of the estate is 105-00-00 

The moveable part is 22-00-00 

There remains to be distributed, 127-00-00 

Order to dist. the estate to his four brothers and three sisters : 
To Daniel, to Josiah, to Jeremiah and Samuel, his brothers, and Dor- 
othy, Ann and Mary, his sisters, in equal parts or shares, to each of them 
the sum of £18-02-10. And appoint Mr. Atherton Mather, Capt. Timodiy 
Thrall and Jonathan Elsworth, distributors. 



Page 8-9-10-11. 



Biasell, Samneli Sen., Windsor. Died 3 December, 1700. Invt £495- 
03-07. Taken 9 December, 1700, by John Moore, Sen., Matthew Allyn 
and Benajah Holcomb. Will dated 2 August, 1607 : 

I, Samuel Bissell, Sen., of Windsor, doe make this my last will and 
testament. I give to my son Samuel £140 besides that land which I have 
already given him, on which his house standeth, which is about 6 acres. 
Item. I give to my two daughters, Abigaile and Mary, which are already 
marryed, £20 to each beside what they have already had. Item. I give 
to my three younger daughters, Elizabeth, Deborah and Hannah, £75 
apiece. All wdi legacies my will is that it shall be and remain to my 
children above named, to them and their heirs forever. Item. I give 



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22 PBOBAtB RECORDS. VOL. VII, 

to my son Joshua all that meadow land at Simsbury, wch belongs to me, 
Wch I bought of Mr. Sfone and Jonathan Gillett (17 acres), excepting 
two acres which my son Jacob did improve in his life, which sd. two acres 
I give to my grandson Jacob Bissell, son of Jacob Bissell deed., if he live 
to the age of 21 years. ' In case he do not survive to that age, my son 
Joshua shall have it. Also, two acres of upland on ye north side of the 
brooke known by the name of Bissell's Brooke, at Simsbury, I give to my 
son Joshua. I give to my grandson John Bissell, son of Jolm Bissell deed., 
£$ ; and £2-10 to my granddaughter Abigaile Bissell. I give to my grand- 
son Jacob Bissell my dwelling house at Simsbury. I give to my wife Mary 
20 shillings in silver money, and for security of the pa3rment of the £5 
per annum which I engaged to pay her while she remained my widow, I 
make over 10 acres of my meadow land at the south end known as the 
Great Meadow. I nominate my son Samuel to be executor, and desire 
John Moore, Lt. John Higley, Matthew AUyn and Michael Taintor to be 
my overseers. 

Witness: John Moore, Sen., Samuel Bissell^ Sen., ls. 

John Higley, Sen. 

The wise disposeing providence of God having made a breach in my 
family by bereaveing of the son of my hope, whom I had nominated ex- 
ecutor, has given me occasion to add this my codicil : The estate that I 
had devised to my son Samuel (who is deceased) shall, after my decease, 
be equally divided amongst my five daughters. I appoint my sonn-in-law, 
James Enno, executor, and supervisors as above. 23 April, 1698. 
Witness : Daniel Clarke, Samll Bissell, Senr., ls. 

Martha Clarke. 

A codicil, dated 25 November, 1700: The testator nominates his son- 
in-law John Pettebone, Jr., joint executor with James Enno ; and to issue 
any diflferences that may arise in the division of the estate, he appoints his 
brother Benajah Holcomb and John Moore, Sen. 

Court Record, Page 4 — 16 December, 1700 : James Enno, of Wind- 
sor, and John Pettebone exhibit the last will of their father-in-law, Sam- 
uel Bissell, of the same Windsor, deceased. Will proven by the witnesses. 



Page 196-7. 

Blaekleaehi Bin. Elizabefh. Died 12 June, 1708. Invt. £272-02-06. 
Taken Augfust, 1708, by Joseph Wads worth and Capt. Aaron Cooke. 

The nuncupative and last will and testament of Elizabeth Black- 
leach, late of Wethersfield, widow, deed., contained and expressed sun- 
dry testimonies and evidences thereof, as is here recorded: 

First, the testimony of John Stedman, of lawful age, is as foUoweth : 
That I being at the house of Mrs. Blackleach, 8th June, 1708, I then and 
there heard Mrs. Elizabeth Blackleach say unto me, "Cousin Stedman, 



I700. TO I7IO. PROBATE BECORDS, 23 

go unto Mr. Thomas Wickham's and get my will, for I will have nont 
out, for my daughter Mary shall have it and do what she will with it, 
for Mary shall l^ve aU that I have, for I see what has become of what 
Betty had, and I see how it is with Mrs. Jesse now; for Mary has not 
carried herself so." And I did judge that she was in good understanding 
and memory. 

Sworn before the Court of Probates, 5th July, 1708. 

Test: Caleb Stanly, Clerk. 

Thomas Wickham, aged 57 years, testifieth as foUoweth: That 
sometime in June last, Mrs. Blackleach sent to me to bring her will 
over, which accordingly I did, and she desired me to read it over and 

1 read it to her ; and when I read it to her, then, with her leave, I read 
it to her daughter; and her daughter desired to have a perusall of it 
for to read it and promised me to return it, and so I left it in her hands, 
and this was the last will written of Mrs. Blackleach that ever I saw. 

2 August, 1708. Being sworn before the Court of Probates. 

Test: Caleb Stanly, Clerk. 

The testimony of Sarah Benjamin, of lawful age, is as foUoweth: 
That I, being at the house of Mrs. Elizabeth Blackleach in Wethersfield, 
8th June, 1708, then and there I heard Mrs. Blackleach order her will 
to be fetcht, which accordingly Mr. Thomas Wickham brought it unto 
Mrs. Elizabeth Blackleach and the sd. Mrs, Blackleach desired Mr. 
Wickham to read the sd. will, which accordingly he did, and then 
Mrs. Blackleach bid her daughter Mary to take the will and keep it 
and " do what you will with it, for I give you all I have to dispose of 
as you see cause for my daughter in Boston has had her portion 
already, about £500," and said her daughter Mary had not had her 
portion, and so declared that this was her will, and said the last 
will must stand. And further said she did not see cause her daughter 
should stoop to her children, but let them wait upon her as she has 
done upon me. Sarah Benjamin made oath on the i6th of June, 1708, 
before me. 

Robert Welles, Justice. 

At a Court of Probates holden at Hartford, 2 August, 1708, the 
within named Sarah Benjamin, being further examined upon her oath, 
did affirm and declare diat Mrs. Elizabeth Blackleach, deed., spake 
those words within mentioned ("Take the will and keep it and do what 
you will with it, for I give you all I have to dispose of as you see 
cause") to her daughter Mary Olcott immediately upon Thomas Wick- 
ham his reading the sd. written will and delivering it to the sd. Mary. 

Test : Caleb Stanly, Clerk. 

Testimony of Hannah Northway and Susannah Dix, who also 
appeared before the Court and testified to the above written statement. 

Court Record, Page 115 — 2 August, 1708: John Olcott and Mary 
Olcott his wife, one of the daughters of Mrs. Elizabeth Blackleach, iitt 



34 PROBATE UBCOBD& VOL. VII, 

of Wethersfidd, deed., presented evidences which were accq>ted by this 
Court as annulling all former wills and devising her whole estate to 
her daughter Mary Olcott. Adms. to John and Mary Olcott 

Page 122 — 7 March, 1708-9: Invt exhibited. 

Page 24 (Vol. VIII) 1st January, 1710-11 : This Court now grant 
to John Olcott, of Hartford, and Mary his wife, Adms. on the estate of 
Mrs. Elizabeth Blackleach, late of Wethersfield, deed., further time to 
finish their Adms. 

Psige 43 (Vol. X) 3 March, 1723-4: This Court grant Adms. on 
the estate of Mrs. Jo (hn) Blackleach, late of Wediersfield, deed., 
unto Mrs. Mary Wadsworth, daughter of sd. deed., provided bond be 
given according to law. 

Note: Page 201— Probate Side (Vol. Ill) : Bond of John Black- 
leach to support his father, Benj, Harbord, and his mother, Jane Har- 
bord, in consideration of their making over estate to him; and also 
see page 211 : Mrs. Elizabeth Blackleach' s appeal to the Court of As- 
sistants relating to the will of Christian Harbert, wife of Benjamin Har- 
bert, who was father to Mrs. Elizabeth Blackleach. 



Page 66-7-8. 



Bladdeach, John, Sen., Wethersfield. Died 7 September, 1703. 
Invt. £1576-19-00. Taken October, 1703, by Benjamin Oiurchill and 
Thomas Wickham, Sen. There are debts still due at Antigua that 
cannot be put in the inventory. Will dated 3 September, 1703 : 

AVhereas my wife, Elizabeth Blackleach, hatfi been for divers years 
sometime past left in the management of my concerns in Hartford and 
Wethersfield, and hath taken much pains and care and thereby has found 
difiiculty, and she knowing how my children have behaved towards 
her, and also out of that care and respect that I bear towards her com- 
fortable maintenance, I do in this my last will and testament give and 
bequeath all my estate, both real and personal, unto my beloved wife 
Elizabeth Blackleach, leaving the settlement thereof to her, hereby giv- 
ing her full power to will and bequeath the said estate as she shall see 
meet. And so hereby constitute and appoint my wife Elizabeth Blacks 
leach to be my sole executor, desireing Mr. John Chester and Joshua 
Robbins to be overseers. In case my wife die intestate, I say it to be 
remembered that I have given my daughter Elizabeth Harris, in Boston, 
a very considerable estate — I think it not short of £500. 
Witness: John Chester, John Blackleach, ls. 

Thomas Wickham, Sen. 

Court Record, Page 48 — 24 September, 1703 : Will approved. 

Page 51 — 12 January, 1703-4: This Court, upon the prayer of Mrs. 
Elizabedi Blackleach as executrix to the last will of her deceased hus- 
band, Mr. John Blackleach, do g^ant letters of administration on her 



I70O TO I7IO. FBOBATB UMCOKDS. ^S 

deceased husfaatid's estate, provided she give sufficient txmd. Ensign 
John Stedman becomes surety, in a bond of £500, to render a true accot 
by the first Tuesday of September, 1704. 



Page 18. 

Bladdeaehy Jobn, Jr., Fannington. Invt. i 165-03-09. Taken by Ci- 
prian Nickols and Joseph Talcott : 

£ s d 

Some estate to be added to the estate of Mr. John Bladdeach, 152-18-09 
To rents of house and homested at Wethersfidd, of Wm. Butler, 2-00-00 
To rents for ditto, received of John Walker, 5-- 36 

To a debt received of John Wyott, 6-15-00 

To a debt received of Peter Blyn, Sen., 3-04-06 

165-03-09 

6 January, 1700-1 : Mr. John Olcott, late Adms. on the estate 
of Mr. John Blackleach, late of Farmington, merchant, 
is Dr 165-03-09 

Per Contra, the accomptant. Total, 165-03-09 

Court Record, Page 12 (Vol. VIII) ist May, 1710: The General 
Assembly, 12 May, 1709, granted power to John Olcott, Adms. on the es- 
tate of Jdtm Blackleach, of Farmington, deed., to sell land in Hartford 
(2 acres) that did belong to Thomas Wells, and by him mortgaged to 
John Sadd. The Assembly now order the sale and pa3mient to the 
executors of John Sadd's will, vizt., Mr. William Pitkin and Mr. Zacha- 
riah Sandford, of £30-17-09, and to improve the residue of such sale for 
the benefit of the relict and children of tfie said Thomas Welles, deed. 

Page 20—6 November, 1710: John Olcott, Adms., now exhibits an 
account of his Adms. on the estate of John Jr. and his father, Mr. John 
Blackleach, Sen., by which it appears that all the moveable part of the es- 
tate is disposed of in pa3mient of debts and charges. The Adms. account is 
allowed and is granted a Quietus Est. And this Court now order that all 
the houseing and lands of the sd. John Blackleach, Jr., be equally divided 
between Elizabeth Harris of Boston, widow, and Mary Olcott, wife of 
John Olcott, sisters and next of kin to the deceased. 



Page 185-6. 



Beam (Bourn), John, Middletown. Invt. £99-18-01. Taken 27 Octo- 
ber, 1707, by John Bacon and Andrew Bacon. There is also given to 
Hannah Boam, widow of the said deed., by her Father Bacon, 2 acres 
of land in Longmeadow with some swamp adjoyning to it, for her to 



26 PftOBATE RECOSDS. VOL. VI|, 

hold and enjoy during her life, which she will not yet have inventoried 
or distributed to her diildren. The children now living are John Boam, 
eldest son, Joseph and Nathaniel Boam, Ann Boam, alias Foster, and 
Frances Boam. 

Court Record, Page 102 — 2 February, 1707-8: Hannah Bourn, of 
Middletown, exhibited in this G>urt evidences to prove that her husband, 
John Bourn, late of Middletown, is dead, and that in all probability he 
was lost at sea several years ago, which evidences this Court do conceive 
to be good and valid. The said Hannah Bourn also exhibited in Court an 
inventory of the estate of the said John Bourn, and this Court grant let- 
ters of administration on the estate to Hannah Bourn. 

Page 109—5 April, 1708: Hannah Boam, Adms., exhibited now an 
account of her Adms. Accepted. This Court order that the estate be dis- 
tributed to the widow and children, and appoint Lt. Thomas Ward, Deacon 
Joseph Rockwell and John Bacon, distributors. 

See File, 5 August, 1708 : Dist. of the estate of John Boam as fol- 
loweth : To the widow, to Thomas, to Joseph, to Ann, to Frances. By 
Joseph Rockwell and John Bacon. 



Page 49-50. 



Booth, Sjnnon, Hartford. Died 28 Febmary, 1702-3. Invt. £57-04-00. 
Taken 9 March, 1702-3, by Joseph Wadsworth and Gerrard Spencer : 

Whereas, wee whose names are underwritten were at Sjmion Booth's 
house to visit him in his last sickness, 23 Febmary, 1702-3, he the said 
Booth desired us to bear witness how his will and pleasure was concern- 
ing the dispose of his estate after his decease, which was as foUoweth: 
That his wearing clothes should be divided between his two sonns, Wil- 
liam and Zachariah Booth, and gave Zachariah Booth's sonn Robert his 
loom, and gave 30s in money to his daughter Pheebe. And desired his 
wife, if she see cause, to give his three daughters, Bridgett All3m, Elizabeth 
Peese and Mary Spencer, six or tenn or twenty shillings to each of them, 
if shee was willing, in such things she could best spare; and when his 
debts were paid, he gave the remainder of his estate to his wife and child 
Sarah that he had by her. As witness our hands, 2 March, 1702-3. 
Witness: Joseph Colyer, 

Disbrow Spencer. 

Court Record, Page 38 — ist March, 1702-3: Adms. to Elizabeth, the 
relict, who gave bond with Disbrow Spencer. 

Page 41 — 7 April, 1703 : Will accepted. Adms. to Elizabeth Booth, 
with the will annexed. 

Page 64—6 March, 1704-5 : Adms. accoimt rendered, and a Quietus 
Est granted. 



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1700 TO I7IO. PROBATE RECORDS. 2^ 

Page 168*9. 

Bowmaiiy Nathanirii Wethersfield, Inn Holder. Invt £13-08-06. 
Taken 14 January, 1706-7, by William Goodrich and Philip Alcodc. Will 
dated 14 January, 1706-7. 

The last will and testament of Mr. Nathaniel Bowman, late of Weth- 
ersfield: In the name of God, amen. The 14th day of January, Azmo 
Dom. 1706-7, being of perfect memory, I doe make this my last will and 
testament. I give unto Samuel Buck all my estate, he paying my lawful 
debts and buryaU. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the 
day and date above mentioned. 

Witness : Timothy Baker Nathaniel X Bowman^ ls. 

Mabel Buck, Samuel Butler. 

Part of Nathaniel Bowman's inventory, as foUoweth : 

i s d 

Imprs: Wearing apparrel, £3-14; plate, 21 shillings, 4-15-00 

A bedsted, bed, bolster, pillows, blanketts, rugs and coverlids, 3- 11 -00 

Linen, £3-6; books, bottles and odd things 12 shillings, 3-18-00 
Old chest, a box and old chairs, £0-17-06; and odd things, 

£6-05, 1-02-06 

One pair of spectacles with silver bows, 1-06 

Total, 13-08-06 

Court Record, Page 90—3 March, 1706-7 : Will exhibited, and Adms. 
granted to Samuel Buck. 



Page 21. 

BrookB, John, Simsbury. An account of my administration on the es- 
tate of John Brooks, late of Simsbury, is as foUoweth : 

£ s d 
In moveables, as is mentioned in the last inventory, 15-03-00 

And for real estate I find none, tho I suppose there was a bar- 
gaine intended between Mr. Sanders and sd. Brooks. The 
other halfe I bought of G. G. for £80, so that I imagine he 
has in the farme, 90-00-00 

95-03-00 



Out of which take for the son, 10-00-00 



85-03-00 
Toe debts being paid, 55-03-09 

There remains to be divided among five, 29-19-03 

To Mary, Lydia, Marcy and Susannah, to each, 6-00-00 



^8 PBOAATE RECOBDS. VOL. VII, 

Also my owne share of Samuell's part, 6-00-00 

Paid to the widow besides her £6 that was set out before, 9-00-00 

Ouerpaid and due to me, , 9-00-00 

Mardi nth, 1700. As witness my hand, John Higley. 

Note: See Vol. I (Digest), Page 2JT, John Broc^s's estate. 



Page 187-8. 

Bronnsony Jaoobi Seit, Farmington. Invt. £166-01-02. Taken 25 
March, 1708, by Thomas Porter and John Porter. Will dated 13 March, 
1707-8. 

The last will and testament of Jacob Brounson, Sen., of Farmington, 
as foUoweth : I give to my wife Mary Brounson the use and improvement 
of the room I dwell in, and the cellar under it, during her time of widow- 
hood, and also 1-3 part of my personal estate, to be at her own dispose in 
life and at death ; and also the improvement of 1-3 part of my improved 
lands during said term of her widdowhood. I give to my son Samuel 
Brounson all that part of my house lott that is southward of the brook 
that runneth through the same, and to extend up to the brow of the hill 
on the northward side of said brook so as to come up to the west comer 
of Samuel's now dwelling house, and also so farr on the fore side of sd. 
house northward as to &e middle of the doorway, and. up to the gate 
by the highway. Also I g^ve to my son Samuel two acres of land in 80 
acres at Ae east end of my lott there next to the Common fence. I give 
to my son Roger Brounson all the remainder of my homestead, with my 
dwelling house and the orchard upon it, only allowing my wife her right 
in said house as is above expressed. Also, I give to my son Rc^er all 
the remainder of my land in eighty acres, besides the two acres given to 
my son Samuel. I give to my son Isaac Brounson all my land in Nod Mea- 
dow, and two and a half acres of upland at the bam place at said Nod. 
All my divisions of outlands in Farmington that I have not disposed of al- 
ready I give to my four sons, Samuel, Jacob, Roger and Isaac Brounson, 
to be equally divided amongst them. I do give to my two daughters, Eliza- 
beth Harris and Rebeckah Dickinson, iio apiece out of my moveable es- 
tate. I nominate my two sons, Samuel and Roger Brounson, to be execu- 
tors. 

Witness : Thomas Porter, Jacob X Brounson, Sen. 

John Hart, Sen. 

Court Record, Page 108 — 5 April, 1708. Will proven. 



Page 34-5. 

Bnlkel^y, Peter, Wethersfield. Invt. ^67-03-00. Taken 30 March, 
1702, by Robert Wells, Samuel Wright and David Goodrich. Inventory 



1700 TO I^IO. PBOBATB BEGOSDS. 39 

not complete, as there is money due at Delaware and parts of a broken 
sloop at Blodc Island. 

Court Record, Page 25 — 9 March, 1701-2 : This Court grant letters 
of Adms. on the estate of Mr. Peter Bulkeley, mariner, late of Wethers- 
field, deed., unto Rachel, his relict, who gave bond with Ebenezer Kil- 
bourn of iioo. 

Page 27 — 12 March, 1701-2 : An inventory of the sd. estate was now 
exhibit^ and accepted. 

Page 29—3 September, 1702: There being no issue, the surviving 
children of Rev. Gershom Bulkeley, having an interest in the estate, quit- 
claim to the sd. estate, desireing that the entire estate might be distributed 
to the widow, reserving to the heirs of Mr. Charles Bulkeley, late of New 
London, deed., her part if she should ever demand it. For this security 
was given by Mrs. Rachel Bulkeley, widow. 



Page 134. 

Bull, John, Hartford. Invt. £237-19-06. Taken 24 July, 1705, by 
John Stanly and Samuel Lewis. 

Court Record, Page 73 — 21 November, 1705 : Adms. to the widow, 
Easter Bull, with Deacon Thomas Bull of Farmington. 

Page 94 — 2 June, 1707 : This Court appoint the said Thomas Bull and 
Easter BuU joint g^rdians of the three sons of the said John Bull de- 
ceased, viz., Thomas, Nehemiah and John, minors. 

Page 113 — 7 June, 1708: Whereas, this Court did appoint Deacon 
Thomas Bull and Easter Bull to be guardians to Thomas, Nehemiah and 
John Bull, minors, and Deacon Thomas Bull is since deceased, this Court 
do now appoint Samuel Kellogg of Hartford and the said Easter Bull to be 
joint guardians of the said minors. 

Page 112 (Vol. IX) 6 October, 1719: Esther Bull, Adms., exhibits 
an account of her Adms. Allowed : 

£ s d 
Inventory, 237-19-06 

Moveables, 102-19-06 

Paid in debts and charges, 49-02-06 

There remains to be distributed, 188-17-00 

To the widow Esther Bull (dower) and 17-19-00 

To Thomas Bull, eldest son, 85-09-00 

To Nehemiah Bull and John Bull, the rest of the children, to 

each of them the sum of 42-14-06 

And appoint Isaac Cowles and Josiah Hart, of Farmington, and 
Abram Merrells, of Hartford, distributors. 



30 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. VII^ 

Page 37-8-40. 

Bnll) Migiur Jonathan. Died 17 August, 1702. Invt. £1344-05-02.* 
Taken 4 September, 1702, by Thomas Bunce, Sen., Aaron Cooke and 
Samuel Howard. More added to the abovesd. inventory : 

i s d 
}4 of the sloop named 'The Two Brothers," apprised by James 

Ward and Joseph Rockwell in money, 60-00-00 

% of the sloop named "The Benneta," apprised by Capt. Jere- 
miah Totiiill and John Rolland in N. Y. money, 75-00-00 
100 acres of land at Cedar Swamp, 24-00-oa 
40 lbs. copporas at ia-13-04; an old brass kettle, io-oi, 14-04 
4 lbs. old pewter, io-04; an old musket, io-30, i-14-oa 

161-08-04 

Court Record, Page 32 — 8 September, 1702: Adms. granted to Mrs. 
Sarah Bull, the relict, who gave bonds, with Mr. Samuel Howard and 
William Whiting, of £500. 

Page 1 13 — 7 June, 1708 : Mrs. Sarah Bull of Hartford, widow, relict 
of Major Jonathan Bull, Adms., now presented in this Court a further 
account of her Adms. on that estate, wherein the inventory amounted to 

i s d 

the whole sum of 3049-03-06 

Paid in debts and charges, 1614-07-02 

Hath sustained losses of 36-01-06 

And spent upon the children for subsistence and clothing, i66-oo-oa 

There remains to be distributed, 1232-17-ia 

In houseing, lands, stock and household goods, 7o8-<^-04 

And debts yet due, 524-10-06 

Order dist. of the houseing, lands, stock and household goods, 708-07-04 

To the widow 1-3 part, and to Jonathan, the eldest son, a double 
portion; and the rest of the children each a single portion. And this 
Court appoint Joseph Talcott, Joseph Bull, Sen., and Samuel Howard, 
distributors. This Court appoint Mrs. Sarah Bull to be guardian to her 
three sons, viz., Jonathan, Moses and Ebenezer, children of Major Jona- 
than Bull, late deed. Ruth Bull and Abigail Bull, minor children, also- 
appeared before the Court and made choice of their unde. Major William 
Whiting, to be their guardian. 

Dist. File : 3 March, 1714-15 : Estate dist. as followeth : To Jonathan,, 
to Moses, to Ebenezer, to Susannah Porter, to Sarah, to Sybell, to Ruth^ 
to Samuel Bull. By Joseph Talcott and Thomas Seymour. 

Page 196 (Vol. VIII) 17 May, 1714: Moses Bull, 15 years of agc^ 
made choice of his mother, Mrs. Sarah Bull, to be his guardian. 

Page 261 — 2 August, 1715: A dist, made on the estate of Major 
Jonathan Bull, late of Hartford, deed., by Major Joseph Talcott and 
Thomas Seymour, of Hartford, Was now exhibited in Court by Mrs. 



I7D0 .TO . 1 7 10. PROBATE RECORDS. 3 1 

Sarah Bull, Adms. on that estate^ which dist. this Court doth allow and 
confirm as a full settlement of that estate, and order that it be kept on file. 



Page I93-4-S- 



Bnll) Thomaiy Deaoon, Farmington. Died 13 May, 1708. Invt. 
£745-12-01. Taken by John Stanly, Sen., Thomas Porter and Isaac 
Cowles. Will dated 7 May, 1708 : 

I, Thomas Bull, of Farmington, doe make this my last will and 
testament : I give to my wife Mary Bull the use and improvement of one- 
third part of my real estate during her life, she to have said third 
part out of my house, homestead and ^ands in the Common Field in 
Farmington. And my wife shall have ti. service and command of my 
negro man named Taylor during her abode 'n my said house. I further 
give and bequeath unto my said wife £30 of my personal estate, to be at her 
own dispose, and that shee shall have free liberty to choose the sd. £30 
in what part of my personal estate she seeth cause. I give and bequeath 
unto my three grandchildren, Thomas Bull, Nehemiah Bull and John Bull, 
children of my eldest son John Bull, deceased, to each of them iio. I 
give to my daughter, Susannah Porter, £20. I give to my son Samuel Bull 
and his heirs my lott in Farmington in the division of land southward 
from the Town between the mountains. And it is my will that if he die 
without issue, then the said lott shall return unto my two sons, Jonathan 
and David Bull, and to their heirs in equal proportion. I g^ve to my son 
Samuel Bull my negro man named Taylor, reserving to my wife her right 
in him. I give and bequeath unto my son Jonathan Bull all my lands in 
Hartford bounds, and my lott in Farmington that lyeth in a division of land 
against Hartford bounds, and my lott in Farmington bounds lying in a di- 
vision of lands against Wethersfield bounds. I give to my daughter Sarah 
Bull £60. I give to my son David Bull my house and home lot and other 
buildings upon sd. lott in Farmington, and all my land within the Common 
Field in Farmington, still reserving a right therein to my wife. I give to 
my son David Bull my great swamp, and my lott in the division of land 
belonging to the great swamp, both said lotts in Farmington bounds. And 
my will is that what shall remain of my estate shall be equally divided 
among my now surviving children. And I constitute my two sons, Jona- 
than and David Bull, to be joint executors, and desire the Rev. Samuel 
Whitman and Mr. John Hooker, both of Farmington, to assist my execu- 
tors by their advice and as overseers. 

Witness : Samuel Hooker, Thomas Bull, ls. 

Thomas Wadsworth. 

Court Record, Page 115 — 2 August, 1708: Will proven. 
Page 13 (Vol. IX) 1st May, 1716: David Bull, executor, is now dis- 
charged from his bond. 



32 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. Vn, 

See File. 

Bnrdf Jamet. An agreement, dated 5 November, 1708, witnesseth : 
That we, the subscribers, being the heirs and proper inheritors of the estate 
of our honoured father, James Bird, late of Farmington, deed., for a quiet 
and peaceable settlement of the sd. estate, have universally and mutually 
agreed upon the dist. of the sd. estate in manner* and form following: — 
First, it is agreed and concluded that Thomas Bird, his heirs and assigns, 
shall have and enjoy all the lands that was the sd. James Bird's at the 
time of his decease, in consideration whereof the sd. Thomas Burd doth 
covenant and ag^ee to discharge and pay all those debts that were due from 
the sd. James Burd at the time of his decease, and also his funeral charges. 
Secondly, it is agreed that Samuel Lamb of Springfield, son-in-law to the 
sd. James Burd, in right of his wife Rebecca, Nathaniel Morgan of 
Springfield, in right of his wife Hannah, Peletiah Morgan of Springfield, 
in right of his wife Lydia, Mehetable Burd, the daughter of James Burd, 
and Elizabeth Burd, daughter of James Burd, shall enjoy their portions 
in personal estate. In wimess whereof we have set to our hands and 
seals': 

Witness: Thomas Orton, Thomas Bird, ls. 

John Clark. Samuel Lamb, ls. 

Nathaniel Morgan, ls. 

Peletiah Morgan, ls. 

James Burd, ls. 

Mehetabel X Burd, ls. 

Elizabeth X Burd, ls. 

Court Record, Page 119 — 6 December, 1708: Thomas Burd of Farm- 
ington, eldest son of James Burd, Sen., late of Farmington, 'deed., and 
Adms. on his estate, now exhibited in this Court an agreement made in 
writing under his hand and seal, and the hands and seals of his brethren 
and sisters, heirs of the sd. estate, for the division of the same which 
agreement was also acknowledged by all the sd. parties before John 
Hooker, Esq., Justice of the Peace, and therein the sd. Thomas Burd hath 
obliged himself to pay all the debts due from the sd. estate to the credi- 
tors thereof: This Court do allow and approve the sd. agreement to be 
a full division and settlement of the estate of sd. James Burd, Sen., and 
order that it be put on file. 

Invt in Vol. VIII, Page 19-20. 

Burd, Jameiy Farmington. Invt. £109-15-09. Taken 14 November, 
1709, by Stephen Lee and Daniel Judd. 

Court Record, Page 133 — 7 November, 1709: Adms. granted to 
Thomas Burd, a brother of the deceased. 

Page 136 — 5 December, 1709: Thcnnas Burd, Adms., exhibited an 
invt. of the estate of his brother, James Burd. Accepted, ordered recorded 
and kept on file. ^^^ 

.4^ 




I^OO TO 171a PROBATE REOOSDS. 33 

Page 59 (VcL VIII) 3 Much, 1711-ia: TboaiM Burd, Adnu. on his 
brother s estate, exhibited now an accooot c4 his A<bnt. 00 that estate. 
Accq>ted. And affinned befcne the Court that be knows of no more debts 
from the sd. estate. Also, exhibited now m this G>urt an agreement sub- 
scribed 1^ the sd. Thomas Bird : 

Nathaniel Mokgan, in right of his wife Hannah, 
Samuel Lahb, in right of his wife Rebecca, 
Ebenezek Alvbrd, in right of his wife Elizabeth, 
Pelbtiah Morgan, in right of his wife Lydia, and 
Mehetabell Bdsd, 

Who have rights in sd. estate in equal degree, which agreement re- 
spects the division and partition of the sd. estate. All signed and sealed, 
and bears date 5 January and 6 March, 170Q-10. Allowed by the Court 
And this Court grant the Adms. a QuUUu Est. 



Page 188. 



Biird,JoMph, Farmington. Invt. £161-01-06. Taken 9 Mardi, 
1707-8. (No names of apprisers given.) Will dated 16 February, 1707- 
8: 

I, Joseph Burd, doe make this my last will and testament: I pve to 
my wi» Mary Burd, to be at ber own dispose, in life and in deatn, one- 
third part of my personal estate and the improvement and profit of half 
my house and half my homelott, and ODe-thuYl part of all my lands dur- 
ing her natural life. I give unto my only son Joseph Burd all my house 
and homelott and all other of my lands that I have in possession or revei^ 
sion, to him, his heirs and assigns forever, to be poss^sed by htm at full 
age (w day of marriage, which shall first han>en. Only his mother to en- 

i'oy an interest in it as above expressed. I give to my duigfater Mary 
Jurd one-third part of my personal estate, to be delivered to her by my 
executrix at her marriage or at 18 years of age. I give to my daughter 
Ruth Burd, at her marriage or at 18 years of age, also 1-3 part of my per- 
sonal estate. My will further is that my executrix diall have the inq>rove- 
ment of all the estate I have here willed to mr childroi, to enable ber in 
the bringing up of my said children. I appomt my wife Mary Burd to 
be sole executrix, and I desire Thomas Burd and Joseph Judd to assist my 

PK BUKD, LS. 

wed. 

K>tton of die heirs 
r to the will, this 
Jotefh Hawley, 



34 nOBATB IBCCM>& VOL. VII, 

Page 174 (Vol. X) 6 Fdiniary, 17^7-8: Upon motioti of Joseph 
Hart, of Pannington, in right of his wife, fonnerly Mary Bird, daughter 
of sd. deceased, iot a dist. of the estate of sd. dec^ued to and among the 
heirs, who were then cited to a hearing in this Court 

Page ao&^iS December, 1728 : Whereas, acccMrding to act of Court, 
2 August, Samuel Bird, Adms. on sd. estate, with the will annexed, hav- 
ing ^hibited an invt of the estate, anew apprised in order to make an 
equable proportion to the heirs, several of the heirs now object against 
sd. inventory, this Court, after a hearing, order that Daniel Judd, John 
Porter and John Steele, Jr., agreed upon by the parties, do malce another 
inventory of sd. estate, the moveable part thereof that any of the heirs 
have received to be apprised at double value of what they were in the for- 
mer inventory, and the real estate at its present value. 

Pace 214 — 4 March, 1726-9: Joseph Hart, in right of his wife Mary, 
one of me heirs of Joseph Bird, formerly of Farmington, deceased, moved 
for an appeal from the judgment of the Court, 18 December, 1728, ap- 
pointing Daniel Judd, Jdm Porter and John Steele, Jr., to maJce another 
inventory of the sd. (estate) of Joseph Bird for distribution to and among 
the heirs of said deceased, to the Superior Court. 

Ps^ 7 (Vol. XI) 2 December, 1729: Upon the motion of Mary 
Burd, of Farmingtown, widow of Joseph Burd, deed., for a dist. on the 
estate, this Court appoint Capt Joseph Hawley, Lt Isaac Cowles and 
Sergt Joseph Woodruff, distributors, to set out 1-3 part of the lands to 
Mary Burd, widow, and 1-3 part of the moveables for her own, the rest 
to be divided equally between the two daughters, Mary and Ruth Burd. 

Page 14 — ^3 Mardi, 1730: Report of the distributors. 



Page 78-79, 

Burd, Nathaniel, Farmington. Invt £139-14-00. Taken 23 Janu- 
ary, 1703-4, by Thomas Burd and Joseph Burd. Will dated 11 December, 
1703: 

I, Nathaniel Burd, of Farmington, do make this my last will and 
testament : I give to my wife Sarah Burd, to her and her heirs and as- 
signs forever, my dwelling house and homested, and land thereto belong- 
ing or adjoyning, that is in Farmington, and all my household stuff or 
things needfull or convenient for housekeeping, and one cow. Also, that 
she have the use and improvement of all other estate, both real and 
personal, during her life. I give to my two brethren, Joseph Burd and 
Thomas Burd, what remains of my lands after the decease of my wife. 
Should my brethren, or either of them, be taken away by death, leaving 
no male issue surviving, my will then is that my cousin, Samuel Burd, son 
of my brother Samuel Burd deceased, shaU then enjoy it in whole or in 
part as his own forever. Nathaniel Burd, ls. 

Witness : John Hooker, 

Ephraim Smith, 

Court Record, Page 51 — 12 January, 1703-4. Will proven. 



I9€0 to 17 lO. PAOBATB RBG0W8» 35 

Page I7I-2. 

Bard, Thflmai^ FanningtoiL Invt i66-o8HOi. Taken 28 February, 
1706-7, by John Judd» Sen., Joseph Hawley and Joseph Bird. 

The last will of Thomas Btird: the Sun of Joseph Bird desesed, waa 
writen at ffanninslown on the 25 daye of desember : the year 1706, and 
is declard In the Lins folowing: First, my will is that all my just debts 
shall be payd out of my estate; and then I ^ue and bequeue: to Samuell 
bird, my Brother Samuell's Sun ; and to wiliam Smith, my sister Mary's 
Sun : and unto Joseph Bird, my Brother Joseph bird's Sun : and to ebene- 
zer Smith, my sister mary Smith's second Sun : to eadi of Ibem twentey 
shillings out of my estat. And ffor the rest of my estat that shall then 
remain, I giue and beqeue to my louin^ mother tow-tiiurds of it, and the 
other third part I giue to my sister, mmdwell bird : Firdier, my desier is 
that if my motfier or Sister mindwell doe sell Hie land that I haue giuen 
them in the medow: that then my Brother Joseph Bird, or aney otiber 
next of kind, maye haue it, hee or thaye giuing as much for it as others 
will. Farther, my desier is that my louing mother shall be executor to my 
estat : That the a boue writen Is my Last will and testment, is witnest l^r 
my hand. fi«^' 

Witness to the a boue writen, Tna X Bird. 

being present at the time of signing : 

Thomas bird of iams, 

Thomas Orion. ' 

Court Record, Page 91 — 7 March, 1706-7. Will proven. 



Page 146. 

Barge, JoMph, Windsor. Invt. ^£8-05-03. Taken 11 January, 1705-6, 
by Samuel Wolcott, Job Drake, Sen., and ]l^eazer*Gaylord. 

Court Record, Page 78—8 March, 1705-6: Adms. granted to John 
Burge, he refusing to accept the letters of Adms. 

Rigc 83— 5 April, 1706: Adms. now granted to Daniel Bissell, he 
also refusing. 



Inventory on File. 

Oakabread, baae,Hartford, Invt £ Taken 22 December, 1709, 

by.Ebenezer Hopkins and Thomas Seamore. 

Court Record, Page 137—5 December, 1709: Adms. granted unto 
Daniel Merrdls (tanner) of Hartford, after letters had bem offered to 
Edward Smith of Suffield, brother-in-law, and he refusing. 

Page 13 (Vol. VIII) 5 June, 1710: Daniel Merrells, Adms., exhibited 
an invt Accepted. 



36 nOBAT£ RBGORDS. VOL. VIU 

Page 122 — 1st February, 1712-13 : The Adms. having rendered an 
account of his Adms., now moves for a dist : Whereupon the estate is or- 
dered to be dist to Margaret Cakebread and Hepziluih Smith (formerly 
Cakebread), the two sisters of the deceased And appoint Samuel How* 
mrd, Natluuniel Stanly ami Caleb Bull, distributors. 

Page 169—4 January, 1713-14: Report of the distributors. 



Page 83-4-S-6-7-8-9. 

Oaie, Jdlm, laiL, Simsbury. Invt. £562-05-01. Taken 2 March, 
1703-49 by John Slater, Sen., James Cornish and ^drew Robe. The lega- 
tees : Elizabeth the relict, Jdhn the eldest son, Samuel, William his chil- 
dren, Richard, Bartholomew, Joseph, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah and Abigail 
Case. Will dated 21 November, 1700. 

The last will and testament of John Case, Sen., late of Simsbury, 
deed. : I give to my wife Elizabeth Case £$ annually during life, which was 
engaged before marriage. I give to my son John Case land I bought of 
Mr. Samuel Stone in Simsbury, also £$. I give to my son William Case 
land I bought of Thomas Hart in Farmington, joining lands of the heirs 
of Capt. Marshall, and land in Weataug I bought of John Clark. I give 
to my son Samuel 5 acres of land given me by the inhabitants of Sims- 
bury at Weataug, adjacent to Benajah Holcomb's houselott ; also I give 
him my whole share in the two mills, viz., com mill and saw mill, stand- 
ing on Hop Bro(^ in Simsbury ; my share in the mill lott and the lott in 
Hazell Meadow I bought of John Humphries; also the land in Hazell 
Meadow I bought of Joseph Skinner. I give to my son Richard Case that 
allotment being situate in Weataug Meadow which I bought of Eliakim 
Marshall, and the houselott at Weataug which I bought of John Clark. 
I do give to my son Bartholomew Case my proper allotment given me in 
Hazell Meadow and at the Common Land lying on the west side of the 
river, and 12 acres adjacent to it, and 1-2 of the new bam, and 5 acres of 
land on the Plaine against Sergt. Wiloockson's houselott I give unto my 
son Joseph Case, by deed of gift, in consideration of his living witfi me 
during my lifetime and managing my whole affairs and business of hus- 
bandry according to my ordering and discretion, my now dwelling house 
in Simsbury and the whole of my houselott, bounded east by the river, 
north by John Pettebone's houselott, west by the highway and south by 
Benajah Holcomb's lott, with the bam, fences, orchards, and all edffioes 
directed and built thereon. I give to my daughter Elizabeth TuUer £10 
more besides what she hath already received. To my daughter Mary £1$, 
also 12 acres of land lying in Simsbury. To my daughter Sarah Case, alias 
Phelps, £20. To my daughter Abigail Case £30. And although William be 
dead, yet an equal share shall appertain to his estate to be distributed to his 
children. Moreover, if there be not estate enough left of the moveables at 
the time of my death to discharge the several legacies herein held and con- 
tained, after my odier debts be paid, as these legacies (John £$, Elizabeth 



X700 TO 17IO. PROBATS RECOBD& 37 

iio, Mary ii5, Sarah iao, Abigail iy), Joseph £2, total £82), then it is 
my will that my sons herein named, or their heirs, do make good to each 
legatee herein mentioned their several sums by an equal dist. of each person 
excepting Joseph, who shall pay double to the rest of his brethren, whose 
names are WiUiam, Samuel, Richard, *Bajrtholomew and Joseph Case. I 
appoint my brother Samuel Spencer of Hartford and my son John Case of 
Simsbury to be Adms. 

Witness: John Slater, Clerk, John x Case, Sen., ls. 

William Gillett, Elias Slater. 

An addition to the before going will, dated 12th February, 1703-4: 
On that certain day received at tfie will and pleasure of John Case, Senior, 
who thus explained himself in reference of that small estate which it 
pleased God to give him in his lifetime : Therefore do now explain my- 
sdf as to my will and pleasure : That my homestead should be divided, and 
one half at my pleasure disposed to that son that shall live with me, with 
the messuages, and the other half to be disposed between my three sons, 
Samuel, Richard and Bartholomew; only that son that lives with me to 
have the half reserved, northward part ; and that my wive's dowry, viz., 
five pounds annually during her life, shall be paid out of said homestead. 
And that my son Joseph Case, seeing he has declined his due respects and 
service from me in this time of distress and sickness contrary to my expec- 
tation and agreement, yet, notwithstanding, I do give him my Nodd mea- 
dow lott with the upland adjacent, granted me by the inhabitants of Sims- 
bury, as appears upon record ; as also I ^ve unto him the half of the land 
on &e plain, by Doctor Jacob Read's, given me by Simsbury inhabitants, 
half of that said lott from sd. Read's lott to my old lott or former grant. I 
give him said Joseph the one-half of this my last grant This being in 
consideration of his whole proportion on all account and portion. As also 
I give unto my daughters my moveables after my debts are paid. As also 
I give to mv son William Case's children that estate in land that I gave 
to my son William. And unto my son Jolm Case, as the sole and full of 
his portion, that land he now stands possessed of, with the addition of 
pay as is expressed in my will. And be it further known, that whatsoever 
estate I have disposed of by former wills or by these presents, that none 
of these my children shall be put in possession or have right to till after 
my death, only reserving this liberty to myself to order and dispose of the 
one-half of my homestra as in this case of my necessity I see occasion,- 
There being one thing slipped memory, but we underwritten do testify that 
this is fuUy expressed by tfie sd. John Case, Sen., who did express that tiie 
sd. portion given out of my own estate to my. daughter Mary shall be and 
appertain to her children. Witness my hand : 

Witness, John Slater, Sen., John X Casb^ Sen. 

James Cornish. 

Court Record^ Page 53 — 9 March, 1703-4: Will exhibited by Mn 
Samuel Spencer and John Case. Proven and ordered to be recorded. 



3$ PBOBATS KBO0BD& VOL. VII, 

Page 6y (Vol. IX) 4 June, 1718: Upon the motion of the heirs of 
John Case, Sen., of StmdNiry, deed, for a dist to be made of the remain* 
mg part of tfie estate, tins Cxwirt appoint John Hmnphries, Samuel Pette- 
bcme and John Sexton, of Simsbory, to dist that part of the estate of the 
sd. John Case, deed*, not yet dist., according to the direction given in the 
last wiU and testament. 

File : Now, whereas, the heirs of John Case of Simsbury, deceased, 
did, 9th June 1718, obtain an order from this Court of Probates for a dis- 
tribution of the remaining part of the estate of sd. deed. : Therefore we, 
the subscribers hereunto, being appointed, have made this following dis- 
tribution : Imprimis : Set out to John Case, Samuell Case, Marcy Hely 
and Abegall Westover, the marsh under the west mountains, they having 
agreed to take that for their parts of the sd. estate, and to be equally 
divided amongst them. aly. Set out to Richard Case, son to the deceased, 
one-third part of that lot that lies on Calve's Tongue Brook. 3IV. Set 
out to Baithelme Case, son to the deceased, one-third part of that lot that 
lies on Calve's Tonge Brook. 4th. Set out to Joseph Case and the heirs 
of S^ah Case that lot at the West River, up the river, on the northwest- 
erly side of Majr. Talcott's land. 5ly. Set out to the heirs of Elizabeth 
Tuller the other lot at the West River. 6th. Set out to the heirs of William 
Case, who was son to sd. deceased, one-third part of that lot at Calve's 
Tongue Brook. 

28 November, 17 18. 

John Humphries, 
Samll Pbttebone, 
John Saxton. 

4 May, 1719: Accepted in Court. Test: Hez\ Wyllys, Clerk. 



Page 24-5. 

Oaie, William, Simsbury. Died 31 March, 1700. Invt £276-09-08. 
Taken 29 May, 1700, by Samuei Humphrey, John Case, Jr., John Slater, 
Sen., and Thomas Holcomb. The children: William, bom 22 Mardi, 
1690-1 ; James, 12 M&rdi, 1692-3 ; Joshua, ist June, 1698; Elizabeth, Sep* 
tember, 1689 ; Rachel, 10 December, 1694 ; Mary, 23 August, 1696 ; and 
Mindwell, 21 March, 1700, 

Court Record, Page 11 — 8 April, 1701: Elizabeth, the relict, exhi- 
bited an invt., and this Couit grant Adms. to the widow, with John Case, 
a brother of tfie deed. 

Page 04 (Vol. VIII) 3 November, 1712 : This Court appoints John 
Slater of Simsbury to be guardian to James Case, Richard Case, Mary 
Case and Joshua Case, children of William Case deed., they all being 
minors above 14 years of age. 

Page 120—^ March, 1712-13: This Court allows John Slater, Jr., 
of Simsbury, to be guardian to Mindwell Case, a minor 13 years of age. 



1700 TO 1710. PMBATB lEOOUi. 39 

daughter of William Case^ late of Simsbury, deed. John Slater now 1^ 
peared with a report, as well as the sd. Mindwell, as also James, RachcSl, 
Mary and Joshua Case, all minors above 14 years of age« John Slater 
now exhibits an account of his Adms. in right of his wife Elizabeth, for- 
merly Elizabeth Case, widow, relict of the sd William Case, late deed. 
Order to dist the estate : 

i s d 
Inventory, 38006-05 

The moveable part, 89-16-05 

Paid in debts and diarges, 34-14-05 

There remains of moveable estate to be dist, 55-02-00 

To which add the real part, 347-02-00 

Which accot. this Court allow and order dist as f olloweth : 
To the widow, 18-17-04 

To William Qise, eldest son, 57-03-08 

To James, Joshua, Elizabeth, Rachel, Mary and Mindwell, to 

each, 28-1 1- 10 

And appoint Joseph Case, Jonas Westover and Nathaniel Holcomb, 
Jr., of Simsbury, distributors. And grant to John Slater and Elizabeth, 
his wife, Adms., a Quiettuf Est 



Page I34-S- 



Oheeny, William, Middletown. Invt. £259^)3-06. Taken 12 Novem- 
ber, 1705, by John Collins, Joseph Rockwell and William Harris. Will 
dated 17 September, 1704. 

I William Cheeny, of Middletown, do make this my last will and 
testament: I give to my kinsman, Benjamin Hand, of Middletown, 80 
acres of land out of my lot in the second part of the first division of land 
in Middletown, to be laid out to him 20 rods in breadth the whole length 
of the said lot, the eastern side of which will then butt east on a highway 
betwixt that and the Lucas lot, and north on the Commons, west on the 
remainder of the lot, and south on the extremitjr of Middletown bounds, 
which land shall be tfie property of the said Benjamin Hand and his heirs 
forever. My will is that if Cheeny Clark (the son of John Clark deed., 
my son-in-law) shall live to be of the age of 21 years, he should have his 
choice, either to take that allotment of mine wMch lyeth betwixt Benja- 
min Hand's home lot and Samuel Cornwall's or else to take my wood lot 
(about 30 acres of land) abutting on Mr. J<^ Hamlin's lot soudi, and on 
tiie hifi^way or Commcm land east, west and north, beine half a mile long. 
Also me said Cheeny Clark shall have the one-half of what remains of my 
seccmd part of Uie first division lot after Benjamin Hand's part b laid 
out, and the one-half of my long lott on the east side of the Great River. 
The whole lot consists of about 327 acres. Those above expressed to be Uie 
property of the sd. Cheeny Clark forever. Also Ambrose Clark, son of sd. 



40 PBOBATB RBOORDS. * VOL. VII, 

John Qark deed., shall have the other half of the land or lots set out to 
Cheeny Qark, his brother. Item. It is my will that all my personal estate 
and moveables whatsoever, as money, goods, debts, merchandise, house- 
hold goods, cattle, grain and utensils, or otfier estate whatsoever not herein 
disposed of, shall ht equally shared amongst the three children of the sd. 
John Clark, deed., being tfie two sons above named and one daughter 
named Eunice, and each respective share to be carefully improved and 
secured for their benefit as my sd. after-named executors sball jointly 
find to be most feasible, until the sd. children be of age to choose guar- 
dians according to law. If all these three children die before they come 
of age, their portions to become the property of the Church of Middle- 
town, to be improved and laid out upon sacrament utensils. I appoint my 
son-in-law John Williams and my daughter-in-law Abigail, his wife, to 
be joint executors, and request John Hamlin, Esq., and Joseph Rockwell 
to be overseers. 

Witness : Nathaniel Brawn, Wiluam Cheeky, ls. 

Nathaniel Brown, Jr., Alexander Rollo. 

Court Record, Page 73 — 6 Desember, 1705-6: Will proven. 

Page a6 (Vol. IX) 5 February, 1716-17: John Williams, executor, 
exhibit^ now in this Court an account of debts, which account is' accepted. 
Order the estate to be distributed to Cheeny Clark, to Ambrose Clark 
and to Eunice Clark, to each of them the sum of £17-19-08. And appoint 
Lt Joseph Rockwell, Israhiah Wetmore and John Bacon, distributors. 

Page 44 — ^5 November, 1717: Cheeny Clark, a minor 19 years of 
age, son of John Clarke» late deed., chose Gstpt Josq>h Rockwell of Mid- 
dietown to be his guardian. 

Page 127-8. 

OhMtar, Btephanf Wethersfield. Invt idoo-15-06. Taken May, 
1705, by Thomas Wickham, Sen., and Samuel Butler. 

Court Record, Page 70--6 September, 1705 : Adms. granted to John 
Chester, a nephew. 

Page 92--20 March, 1706-7: Major John Chester, Adms., exhibited 
now an account of his Adms. on the estate of the deed. This Court 
order that the remaining part of the estate of the sd. Stephen Chester, 
deed., consisting of some lands, a warehouse and some movables, shall 
be distributed and divided into three equal parts, whereof one part 
shall be for the diildroi that are now living of Capt John Chester, late 
of Wethersfield, who was brother of the said Stephen Chester, deed. 
And one other part to and for Mr. Samuel Whiting, of Billirica, and 
Dorcas, his wife, one of the sisters of the sd. Stephen Chester, deceased. 
And the residue or one other part to and for the children that are now 
living of Capt Thomas Russell, late of Charlstown, deed., who married 
one of the sisters of the sd. Stephen Chester, deed. And this Court do 
order, appoint and impower John Curtis, Jr., Benjamin Gilbert and 



1700 TO I7IO. PBOBATB BBCXMONL. 4I 

Jonathan Bdden, of Weihersfield aforetdi to dist the same accord- 
ingly. 

P^06 93 — M May, 1707: This Court again considering the order 
made tlM^ joth of Mardi last past, for the dist of the estate of Stq>hen 
Chester, deed, do now further order that the distributors then appointed 
do subdivide and distribute that third part of the sd. estate appointed 
for the children of Capt John Chester, deed, as follows, viz : To Major 
John Chester, the eldest son, a double part or portion ; and to the other 
children single portions of (he same. And that also they do subdivide 
and distribute that third part of the sd. estate appointed for the children 
that are now living of Capt. Thomas Russell, deed, as follows, viz : To 
Thomas Russell, his son, a double portion ; and to Prudence Russell, his 
daughter, a single portion thereof. 



atuk, GMTg^y Milford. This will of George Clark was not dis- 
covered by me until too late for insertion in the proper place and under 
the proper date in Volume I of this Digest C. W. M. 

Superior Court Records, Vol. No. 4, 1724 to 1728. In the custody 
of the Secretary of State. 

The will of George Clark of Milford, dated 15 April, 1678, and 18 
August, 1688: I, George Clark, one of ye DeaccMis of ye Church of 
Christ, at Milford, in the County of New Haven and Colony of Con- 
necticut, planter, do make this to be my last will and testament : 

I give unto my wife, Sarah Qark, my dwelling house and homestead, 
with all ye outhouses, buildings, edifices and appurtenances thereunto 
belonging, as allso ye one-half part or moiety of all my arable land 
and pasture and meadow in my present possession, for her own proper 
use, benefit and behoof, during her natural life. 

I give unto my son George Qark ye reversion of ye sd. moiety of 
my sd house and homestead, arable land, meadow and premises, after 
ye decease of my sd wife, as also ye other moiety and half part of my 
sd house, homestead, outhouses, buildings, edifices and appurtenantes, 
lands, pa^re, meadow and premises, to him and his heirs forever. 

I give to my son Samuel Qark ye westward half part of my sd. 
pasture (excepted as above). 

And my will and true meaning is that my son George Clark shall 
have ye eastward half part and moiety of my sd. pasture above men- 
tioned, after my decease. 

Whereas, I have already given portions in land and other estate unto 
my sons Thomas Clark and Samuel Clark, and also a portion unto my 
dau^ter Sarah Laws, yet out of my fatherly affection to my sd. children 
I give to each of them ten pounds. I give to my son George Clark ye 
like sum of ten pounds. 

I give to my grandchild George Clark, ye son of my son Thomas 
Clark, all my two parcels of luifenced bmd known by the name of 



4a paoBATE iBoons. vol. vu, 

Mowhawk Swamp, and ye other parcel lying right against my other land 
to ye Ferry Ward. 

I give to my son Thomas Clark for ye use of his son George Qark, 
twenty pomids to buy books for him if he prove capable of learning and 
his father bring him up at the CMege, or to help to maintain hkn there. 

As a token of my love I give to ye rest oi my grandchildren, vizt, 
to Samuel, Thomas, John, Joseph and Sarah Qark, ye children of my 
son Thomas, five pounds apiece. To Mary, ye daughter of my son 
Samuel Clark, five pounds. And to Jonathan Laws, son of my daughter 
Sarah, five pounds. 

I give to my son Thomas Clark ye long table in ye hall, after 
my wife's decease. 

I give two of my negroes, a man and a woman, to my son George 
Clark, which he shall chuse ; to my son Thomas Clark, one negro ; and 
another negro to my daughter Sarah; that is, I give them as above (if 
livine) after my wife's decease. 

I give ye time I have in my apprentice, Samuel Phillips, to my 
son Samuel Clark, likewise after my wife's decease. 

My mind and will is that my copper furnace, ye table in ye chamber 
over ye kitchen, and ye form and seats belonging to it, and ye bedstead, 
bed and furniture of it in ye parlour, shall be and remain as standards 
belong^g to ye house, as also ye cupboard in ye hall, so to be and remain 
standards in ye house as above. 

I do nominate, constitute and appoint my dear and loving wife, 
Sarah Clark, my sole and only executrix, and to request and desire my 
loving and honoured friends, Elder Buckingham and Deacon Richard 
Piatt, to be my overseers. 

The testator did request, desire and appoint ye Hon. Deputy Gover- 
nor Major Treat to be one of his overseers. 

Witness: Wm, Jones, Sent., George Clark, ls. 

Wm. Jones, Junior. 

Further, my will is that besides ye gift of a negro to my daughter 
Sarah Law, I do give unto my 2d. dau^ter Sarah Law my negro boy 
named Ishmail, desiring her to bring him up to reading, and to set him 
at liberty when he comes to the age of thirty-two years, or, if she please, 
a little sooner. And if her son Jonathan Law should marry and need 
him more than she, I do give her liberty to dispose of him to ye sd. 
Jonathan. 

Witness: Samuel Eells, George Clark^ ls. 

Timothy Baldwin^ 

18 August, 1688. 

This will was recorded here, 27 December, 1737. 

D. Edwards, Clerk. 



Page 90-91. 

Clarke, Thomas, Hartford (Tanner). Invt £234-14-00. Taken 10 
December, 1703. (Apprisers' names not given.) 



•N 



1700 TO 171a PitOBATB RECORDS. 43 

Court Record, P^ 54—^ April, 1704: Adms. to Elizabeth, the 
relict, with Jooatfuin (Burr, Rec, iioo. 

p9gc 65—6 Mirdi, 1704*5 : Adms. account rendered, accepted and 
order to dist: To the widow, to the son, and to the daughter. And 
tins Court appoint Thomas Burr, Sen., Ebenezer Hopkins and Daniel 
Clarke, joiner, of Hartford, distributors. 

Page lao (Vol. Vni) 3 March, 1712-13 : This Court appoint Daniel 
Clark and Samuel Wells, Jr., to be guardians to Joseph Qark and 
Anne Qark, son and daughter of Thomas Clark, late of Hartford, 
tanner, deed. 

Page 13^—7 April, 1713: Daniel Clark and Samuel Wells, Jr., 
guardians to Joseph Clark and Anne Clark, children of Thomas Clark, 
deed., moved this Court to have the children's estate put into their hands. 
The Court refuse. 



Inventory on File. 

Clarto, Willifm, Wethersfield. Invt £28-05-05. Taken 27 Novem- 
ber, 1708, by William Bumham and George Kilboum. 

Court Record, Page 116— 13 September, 1708: Margaret Clark, 
widow of the deceased, not having taken letters of Adms. on sd. estate, 
this Court now grant letters unto Jonathan Colef ax, of Wethersfield, one 
of the creditors of the estate. 

Page 120—6 December, 1708: Jonathan Colefax, Adms., made 
complaint to this Court, before John Chester, Esq., Assistant, against 
Peter Blinn and Margaret Clarke, widow, that they have sundry goods 
in custody and refuse to deliver the same to the Adms. 



Page 190-1. 

Ooalo, Nathaniel, Sen., Hartford. He died 20 April, 1708. Invt. 
i572-09-o8. Taken 3 June, 1708, by Cyprian NickcoUs, Sen., Hezekiah 
Willis and Thomas Hosmer. Will dated 17 April, 1708 : 

I, Nathaniel Coale, of Hartford, do make this my last will and 
testament: I give and bequeath to my wife Mary Coale one-third part 
of all my moveable estate forever (my sd. wife to let Ebenezer Benton 
have a bed out of it) , and also one-third part of all my real estate to im- 
prove during her natural life (only my said wife is to pay one^third 
part of the purchase money for that land I bought of Ichabod Coale). 
Also, I give my said wife the improvement of the south end of my house, 
to live in, and one-third of the bam, during the time she shall remain 
a widow. Item. I give to my son Nathaniel Coale all the rest of my 
moveable estate not given to my wife, as also all my land (except the 
inq)rovement of one-third part of them given as above to my said wife). 
Also, my will is that Ebenezer Benton should be maintained by my wife 
and my son jointly so long as my wife shall remain a widow; but if 



44 PBOBATE RECOBDS. VOL. VII, 

she should marry^ that then my son Nathaniel Coale shall take 
care to maintain him during his natural life 15 my son Nathaniel 
should live to survive him ; and that my said son sh^U have what estate 
was given to maintain the said Ebenezer Benton, not yet disposed of, 
for his maintainance. And I do make and constitute my son Nathaniel 
sole executor of this my last will and testament 
Witness : Hesekiah Willis, I^athaniel Coale^ Sen, l& 

Jonathan Webster. 

Court Record, Page 112 — 7 June, 1708: Adms. to Nathaniel Coale, 
with will annexed. Will proven. 

Page 114— 5 July, 1708: Invt. exhibited. 

Page 12 (vol. VIII) 1st May, 1710: This Court order and appoint 
Lt. James Steele, Samuel Kellogg and Thomas Seamore, of Hartford, to 
dist the houseing and lands kte belonging to Nathaniel Coale, Sen., 
of Hartford, deed., between the relict and 3ie son of the sd. deed., ac- 
cording to the intent of his last will, viz: To the relict (now wife of 
Jonathan Bigelow, Sen.), so much of the sd. lands (the homelott excepted) 
as is the f^l 1-3 part of the whole with the homelott, without any 
allowance for the houseing and buildings; and to Nathaniel Coale, son 
of the sd. deed., all the houseing, bam and other buildings, and the 
residue or other 2-3 of the sd. lands. 



Page 19. 

CkKdadiott, EUaabeth, Widow, Haddam. Died 20 March, 1699-1700. 
Invt £9-01-05. Taken 29 March, 1700, by Timothy X Spencer, 
Josiah X Arnold and William Scovell. 

Court Record, Page 7 — 8 March, 1700-1 : Adms. to Edward Purple. 



Page 198. 

Oole^ Jdlm, Jr., Farmington. Invt. £266-04-07. Taken ist Sep* 
tember, 1708, by Daniel Andrews, Sen., and Isaac Cowles. 

Court Record, Page 11 1 — 7 September, 1708: This Court grant 
letters of Adms. on the estate of John Coale (son of John Coale, for- 
merly of sd. Farmingtown, deed.) jointly to Mehetabdl Coale, widow, 
relict of the deed., and Jolm Lee of Farmington. 

Page 95 (V(k. VIII) 3 November, 1712: Mehetabdl Coale and 
John L^, of Farmingtown, Adms., exhibited now in this Court an accotmt 
of tiieir Adms. on mat estate. Accepted. This Court order the estate 
diat. as f oUoweth : 

^ £ s d 

To the Widow MeheUbell, 14-07-11 

To Jdhn Coale, eldest son, 52-09-00 



1700 TO I7IO. PBOBATE SEGOSDS. 45 

To Stephen, Matthew, Sarah* Mary, Ruth and Mehetabell Cdale, 

to each of them, the sum of 26-0606 

And q>pomt Joseph Wadsworth, Daniel Andrews and Timothy 
Porter, distributors. 



Page iiS*i9. 

Oooka» Jdlm, Middletown. Died 16 January, 1704-5. Invt. £331- 
oa-03. Taken 5 March, 1704-5, h^ Thomas Ward, William Ward and 
Joseph Johnson. The children: John and Mary, both of age; Daniel, 
s^g^ 14 years; Sarah, 12, and Ebenezer, 7 years old. Will dated 15 
August, 1698. 

I, John Cock, of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, do 
make this my last will and testament : I give unto my son John 200 acres 
of land, being part of my lott in Coddngchauge. I give unto my 
daughter Mary a silver spoon as her portion. I give unto my son 
Daniel my Ikmisc and homestead where I now live, when he comes 
to age. I give unto my daughter Sarah the dioice and best of my 
feather beds. And for as much in probability my wife is now with 
child, wherefore I give and bestow upon that child, whether male 
or fonale, 100 acres of land, being Uie remainder of my lott in Coddng- 
chauge. Lastly, I do give unto my wife Hannah the use and improve- 
ment of the house and homelott, and 2JI the appurtenances, tin my 
aon Daniel come to age, and after, if she bears my name. I appoint 
my wife to be my executrix. 

Witness : Daniel Harris, Johk Cookb^ ls. 

Alexander Rollo. 

Part of the inventory is as f olloweUi : 

i s d 
His stock and cattle and 6 swine, 22-oa-oo 

382 acres of wilderness land lying in the westernmost range 

of lots, 100-00-00 

60 acres of land that his father Harris gave him out of 

his farm, 3000-00 

His dwelling house, homdot and bam, 8000-00 



Page 23-24. 



Oodi, Hathantol, Windsor. He died 19 May, 1688. Invt. (real 
estate) in 1-05-00. Taken by Jeremiah Alford and Cornelius Gillett, Jr. 

It is mutually and jointly agreed by and between Nathaniel Cook, 
John Cook, Josiiii Cook, Samuel Baker, in behalf of his wife Sarah 
and Joseph Baker, all of Windsor, and Daniel Hoit of Deerfield, in 
tiie County of Hampshire, in behalf of his wife Abigail, all of them 
diildren and of the family of Nathaniel Cook, late of Windsor, deed., 



FBOBATB SBGOBD& VOL. VII» 



to promote an amicable accord in dividing the inheritance of 
Na&aniel Code, deed., that the three sons of £e deceasedi via., Nathaniel, 
Jolm and Tosiah Code, shall have, hold and enjoy all the lands of their 
deceased father, to themselves, tfieir heirs and assigns, as they shall 
agree amoi^ themselves for tbt dividing of said lands, to each one 
his proportion. And that by them there shall be .paid to the said 
Samnel Baker, David Hoite and Joseph Baker, to each of them £$ 
in current money of New England. In confirmation of this agree- 
ment the parties herein named have hereunto subscribed their names 
and afBxed tfieir seals, 2 December, 1700. 

David Hoit, ls. 

Nathaniel Ox>k, l& 

John X Cook;, ls. 

JOSIAH COOK^ LS. 
OSEPH BaKER^ ls. 

Samuel Baker^ ls. 

Signed and sealed in the presence of us: John Richards, Thomas 
French, Daniel Clark, Moses Clark, Samuel Grant, Jr., Joseph Skinner, Jr. 

(This agreement was appended to the inventory.) 

The testimony of Cornelius Gillett, Senior, of Windsor, of lawful 
a^, saith that some years ago Lydia, the relict of Nathaniel Cook, who 
died 14 June, 1698, late of Windsor, desired myself and my wife to 
be witnesses of her mind and will respecting her dispose of a piece of 
land that Richard Vore, father to said Lydui, bequeathed to her in his 
last will. Her expressed will was that after her death her son Josiah 
ibould have and enjoy said piece of land lying in Windsor, commonly 
call^ by the name of Vore's Point 

Prisdlla, the wife of said Cornelius Gillett, tesdfieth to what is 
above written. 

Cornelius Gillett and Prisdlla, his wife, personally appeared this 
14th of November, 1700, and gave tfieir respective oaths to tte testimony 
above written. Before me, Daniel Clark, Justice. 

Nathaniel Cook^ this 14th December, 1700, declares his approbation 
of what is above testified respecting his mother's dispose of the land 
mentioned. As witness his hand. 

John Cook, January 14th, 1700-1, declares his approbation of his 
mother's will as above expressed. As witness his mark. 

Nathaniel Cook^ 
John X Cook. 

Attest: Daniel Clark, Justice. 

Nathaniel Cooke and Lydia Voar were married 29 June, 1649. 

Daughter Sarah was bom 28 June, 1650 
Lydia " " g February, 1653 
Hannah " " 21 September, 

Son Nathaniel '' " 13 May, 1658 

Abigail " '' i March, 1659-60 



1700 TO 1710. noBAn bboobub. 47 

Son John was bora 3 Augost, z66a 

Joftiah '' ** . 22 December, 1664 

Lydia Cooke, a daughter, died 23 May, 1676, in the 14 year ol 
her age, (W. R.) 

Page 192. 

Oomwallt Jaoob, B«n.| Mariner, Middletown. Died 18 April, 1708. 
Invt £106-14-08. Taken 11 May, 1708, by John Bacon and Josq>h 
Rodcwell. The children: Jacob, Nathaniel, Daniel, Isaac, Waite, 
Timothy, Mary and Elizabem. 

(3ourt Record, Page iia — 7 Jnne, 1708: Letters of Adms. on the 
estate of Jacob Cornwall, mariner, deceased, to Mary Cornwall, widow, 
relict of the sd. deed. 

Page 114 — ^5 July, 1708: Invt. exhibited. 

Page 118--6 December, 1708: Order dist of the estate, and 
appoint John Hamlin, Nathaniel White and Mr. Alexander RoUo, dist. 
Isaac and Waite Cornwall chose their mother to be their guardian, and 
she was allowed to be guardian to Timothy and Elizabeth Cornwall. 

Dist on File mentions all the above-named legatees as in the inven- 
tory. 



Page 182-3-4. 

Ooniwall, John, Sen., Middletown. Invt. i3i7-i7-oo. Taken 26 
December, 1707, by Samuel Doolittle and Zacheus Cande. Will dated 
17 September, 1707: 

I, John Comwell, Sen., of Middletown, being infirm and weak, do 
therefore make this my last will and testament: I will that my wife 
Martha shall have the use, benefit and improvement of all my homelott 
whereon my dwelling house stands (excepting what is in this will given 
to my son William), together with the eastward end or rooms, both 
higher and lower, of my dwelling house, with the bam and orchard and 
all the clear meadow that lies in my lot at Goose's Delight, half the 
breadlli of my Boggy Meadow lot, csdled Ko-Lot, next the river. Also, 
I leave unto her sdl tfie moveables, within doors and without ; all which 
land and moveables may be improved by her for her comfort and sub- 
sistence so long as she remains a widow. I give unto my eldest son 
John Cornwall 1-3 part of my Proper Lott in the Boggy Meadow Quar- 
ter, reckoning that f have g^ven 1-3 part thereof to my son-in-law Samuel 
Doolittle, and part of the other third is g^ven to Joseph. Also I give 
unto my sd. son John half the breadth of my Ko-Lott next the upland, 
and at his modier's death or marriage the whole Ko-Lott unto John; 
also ^ of my lands or rights on the east side of the Great River, and 
the other halt to Joseph and Benjamin, my sons. I give to my son Wil- 
liam Cornwall the west end or rooms, both higher and lower, of my 



4B PBOBATB RECOnS. VOL. VII, 



now dwelling hoofle, with the yard that lies to die west and north, and 
what fruit trees are therein, and the garden plott And the odier half of 
my homdott, next my Brother Jacob's, I give to my daughters, Martha, 
Hannah and Thankful!, equally. I give unto my son P^ul the westward 
end of that lott of land that lieth beyond my brother Samuel's houselott, 
where now Paul's house stands, unto the middle row of apple-trees in 
the orchard there. Also, I give unto Paid ^ of my lott in the westernmost 
range of lotts; the other half of that lott I ^ve unto my daughters, 
Martha, Hannah and Thankful. It is my will Uiat my son-in-law, 
Richard Hubbard, shall have one acre of it, to be laid out from the 
highway to his boggy meadow, on that side next Mr. Southmayd, and 
the remainder to be equally divided betwixt Paul, Joseph and Benjamin, 
so that their bredths be equal without respect to the length of either. It 
is my will that what moveables shall be extant of household goods shall 
be equally shared amongst my four daughters. My will is that my 
wife Martha shall be sole executrix. I desire Mr. John Hamlin and 
Mr. Noadiah Russell to be overseers. 

Witness: Thomas Stevens, John Cornwall^ ls. 

John Lane, Alexander RoUo. 

Court Record, Page loi — 5 January, 1707-8 : Will approved. 

Page 107 — ^4 March, 1707-8: The widow Martha Cornwall, now 
deceased, this Court nant letters of Adms. to John Cornwall, son of 
John Cornwall, late of Middletown, deceased, with the will annexed. 



Page 147. 

Oomwallt Jonathani Middletown. Invt ii2i«09-o6. Taken 14 
February, 1705-6, by John Cornwall and Samuel Cornwall 

Court Record, Page 78—8 March, 1705-6: Invt exhibited by 
Capt. John Hall, Adms. on tfie estate of Thomas Cornwall, ''in place 
of Jonathan Cornwall, who was Adms. to his father's estate until his 
decease, then Capt John Hall was i4>pointed Adms., and presents an 
inventory of both estates together." 



Page 52-147. 

Oorawall, Tbomaiy Middletown. Died November, 170a. Invt 
£185*13-06. Taken 22 l>ecember, 1702, by John Hall and John Com- 
wdl. 

Court Record, Page 39—2 March, 1702-3. Adms. to Jonathan Com* 
wall, eldest son, John Cornwall surety, and to be overseer to the estate 
and children. 

Page 53—9 March, 1703-4: Jonathan Cornwall presented an ac- 
count of his A<hns. so fkr as he hath proceeded : 



^700 TO i7xa noBATB sscons. 49 

i 8 d 
Paid in debts and cliai^[es» 58-10-05 

Yet unpaid, ^ 2i-ia-04 

Sundry things at>ated out of the inventory, xo-07'OO 

And for as much as the personal estate will extend no further, the 
Court accept the account and order it to be filed. 

Page 69—14 August, 1705 : Whereas, Jonathan Cornwall, who was 
Adms. on the estate of his fatfier, Thomas Cornwall, died intestate and 
none of his relations appear to take Adms., this Court do therefore order 
the Qeik to signify to the relations of sd. Jonatfian, deed., that in case 
none of them shall appear before this Court in September next for that 
purpose, that then letters of Adms. shall be granted to the creditors, or 
one of tfiem. 

Page 72 — ^21 November, 1705 : This Court grant letters of Adms. 
on the estate of Thomas Cornwall unto Capt John Hall of Middletown^ 
the former Adms., Jonathan Cornwall, the son, being dead. 

Ps^ 73 — ^i November, 1705: This Cotut appoint John Hall, of 
Middletown, to be guardian unto David ComwaU, a minor son of 
Thomas Cornwall, late of Middletown, deceased. 

Page 78— S March, 1705-6: Capt John Hall of Middletown, Adms. 
on the estate of Thomas Cornwall, deed., presented to this Court a 
new or second invt. of the sd. estate now remaining, and also of the 
estate of Jonathan Cornwall, son of the sd. Thomas and late Adms. on 
his estate, upon oath made thereunto by Abraham Cornwall, son of the 
sd. Thomas, which inventory this Court orders to be recorded and put 
upon £le. 

Page 129 (Vol. VIII) 3 December, 1713 : Daniel Hall, of Middle- 
town, executor of the last will of John Hall, Sen., exhibited now in this 
Court an account of his Adms. on the estate of Thcnnas Cornwall, 
which this Court allows and orders put upon file. 

Page 247 — ^4 April, 1715: David Cornwall, a minor, 16 years of 
age, made choice of Joseph RodcweU to be his guardian. Recog., £20. 

Page 4 (Vol. X) 16 January, 1722-3 : I^iel Hall, executor, ex- 
hibits now an account of his Adms. on the estate of Thomas and Jona- 
tfian Cornwall, John Hall, the former Adms., being deceased and not 
having finished his Adms. before his decease. Account allowed. Order 
to dist. to the children and heirs of sd. Thomas and to the brother and 
sisters of sd. Jonatfian Cornwall, viz., to David Cornwall, Sarah Benton, 
Ann Penfield, Silence Cornwall, and to the heirs of Stephen Cornwall, 
deed. And appoint Daniel Hall, John Gains and Onnfort Davis, dis- 
tributors. This Court appoint Capt. Giles Hall of Middletown to be 
guardian to the children of Stephen Cornwall, formerly of Middletown, 
hte deed, at Antigua. Also to take care of the estate at Middletown, 
which is to be distributed to them, and render an account tiiereof. 
Recog., £20* 

Dist. per File, of the estate of Thomas and Jonathan Cornwall, 
1727 : To David G>mwall, to Sarah Benton, to Ann Penfield, to Silence 
Boardman, and to Stephen Cornwall. 



50 PBOBATB RECORDS. VOL. VII, 

Page 115. 

Oonwill, WiUiam, Middletown* Died 25 December, 1704. InvU 
iiOQ-12-09. Taken 12 January, 1704-5, by Samuel Cornwall, William 
Ward and Daniel Harris. Two children: Jemima, about 5 years old, 
and Lois, about 3 years old. 

Court Record, Page 63—6 March, 1704-5 : Adms. to the relict, Mrs. 
Hester Cornwall. Rec., iioo. 



Page 173-4. 
Inventory in Vol. IX, Page 355. 

Orane, Iirael, Wethersfield. Died 28 April, 1707. Invt. £287-12-00. 
Taken 29 May, 1707, by John Russell and Ebenezer Belden. Inventory 
£444-18-10. Taken 1719-20, by Joshua Robbins and Joseph Belding. 
The children: Lydia, age 5 years, 4 August, 1706; Haimah, 4 — 24 
November, 1706; Elizabeth, 2 — ^23 September, 1706; and Martha, i year, 
18 March, 1706-7. 

Court Record, Page 94 — 2 June, 1707: Adms. granted to Lydia 
Crane, the relict. 

Page 114 — 5 July, 1708: This Court, pursuant to an order of the 
General Assembly of this Colony, made 13 May, 1708, direct and order 
Lydia Crane, Adms., to sell so much of the land as may produce the 
sum of ill, for payment of debts. 

Page 137 (Vol. VIII) 4 May, 1713: This Court appoint Jonathan 
Belding of Wediersfield to be guardian to Lydia Crane, Hannah, Eliza- 
betii and Martha Crane, children of sd. deed. Recog., £200. 

Page 116 (Vol. IX) 5 January, 1719-20: Whereas, Adms. was 
formerly granted on the estate of Israel Crane, the sd. estate remains 
unsettled, no account of Adms. rendered. The administratrix being 
incapable to manage, this Court grant letters of Adms. unto Lt. Jonathan 
Belding of Wetiiersiield. 

Page 119— 9th February, 1719-20: Lydia Crane and Jonathan 
Belding, Adms., exhibit an account of their Adms : 

£ s d 
Have paid in debts and charges, 7-00-00 

The inventory amounted to, 444-19-06 

The moveable part was 42-09-06 

Subtracting the sum of 7-00-00 

There remains for distribution, 437-19-06 

Order to distribute the estate as f oUoweth : 

To Lydia Crane, widow, her dower and 11-16-06 

To Lydia, Hannah, Elizabeth and Martha Crane, daughters of 

the sd. deed., to each of them the sum of 106-10-09 



1700 TO I7IO. PROBATE RECORDS. 5I 

And appoint David Goodrich, Joshua Robbins, 2nd» and Thomas 
Wrifi^t, distributors. 

Page 52 (Vol. XI) 17 August, 1731 : Martha Crane, one of the 
daughters of Israel Crane, late of Wethersfield, showing to this Court 
that in the dist of her father's estate returned into the C^rt of Probate 
in the year of 1719-20, there being only four daughters, each one having 
distributed to them £7-10-00 ri^t in the dweDing house of her father, 
deceased, the widow having her third part in whole, yet the distributors 
did not declare nor ascertain in their return the parts of sd. house in 
severallty to sd. daughters, which remains still to be done, and the sd. 
Martha having her right not only through her own share, but also hadi 
bought of her sister Elizabeth Crane her part or right in sd. house, and 
so rath just and good right to % of sd. house, and moved to this Court 
that some meet persons may be appointed to set out to her in severallty 
5^ part of sd. house for her use and improvement, including % of her 
modier's thirds : Whereupon this Court do appoint Nathaniel Bumham, 
Deacon Jonathan Belding and Ensign Joshua Robbins of Wethersfield 
to set out to sd. Martha Crane yi part of the dwelling house of sd. 
Crane, deed., including the widow's thirds, and make return of their 
doing thereon unto sd. Court of Probates. 



Page 179-180, 

Orane, Joaephi Wethersfield. Invt. £223-00-06. Takei^ 22 Decem- 
ber, 1707, by William Goodrich and Charles Deming. 

Court Record, Page 100—5 January, 1707-8: Adms. granted to 
Sarah Crane, the widow. 

P^[e 137 — 5 December, 1709: This Court direct Sarah Crane, 
widow, Adms., to sell so much of the lands of the sd. estate for the 
payment of his debts, unto the best bidders that shall appear to buy th^ 
same, as shall produce the sum of £40 in money. 

Page 27 (Vol. VIII) 5 February, 1710-11: Adms. granted further 
time to finish her Adms. 

Page 122 — 17 March, 1712-13: Whereas, Abraham Kilbourn of 
Wethersfield, who was appointed guardian to Benjamin Crane, a minor 
of 19 years, son of Joseph Crane, late of Wethersfield, deed., is now 
late deceased, the sd. Benjamin Crane makes choice of John Wright 
of Wethersfield to be his guardian. Recog., iioo. 

Page 191 — 16 April, 1714 : Benjamin Crane, son of Joseph Crane, 
made <£oice of Abraham Morrison of Wethersfidd to be his guardian. 
Recog., iioo. 

Page 202 — y June, 1714: Sarah Leonard, Adms. on the estate of 
Joseph Crane, exhibited an account of her Adms. : 

i s d 
Inventory of the estate, 233-00-06 

Moveable part, 68-17-06 

Paid in debts and charges, loi- 11-03 



52 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. VII, 

Which account the Court allows, and ordered to be k^t on file. Order 
to dUt. to widow and children. And appoint Benjamin Churchill, David 
Goodrich and Lt. Jonathan fielding, distributors. 

Page 203—8 June, 1714: Whereas, the Adms. on the estate of Joseph 
Crane is married and removed out of this Government, diis Court d<^ 
now grant letters of Adms. unto Joseph Kilboum of Wethersfield, 11^0 
gave bonds, and the former Adms. is granted a Quietus Est. This Court 
appoint Joseph Kilboum of Wethersfield to be guardian to Isaac Crane, 
zge 6 years, and Esther Crane, age 12 years, children of Joseph Crane, 
deed. Recog., £60. 

Page 233—18 January, 1714-15 : This Court grant letters of Adms. 
on the estate of Joseph Crane (that remains yet unadministered) unto 
Abraham Morriss(on?) of Wethersfield, who gave bonds and took 
the letters. 

Page 23 (Vol. IX) 2 October, 1716: It is ordered that the Qerk 
cite Abraham Morrison, Adms. on the estate of Joseph Crane, that he 
appear before this Court on Monday next at 9 o'clock in the morning. 

Page 48 — 20 December, 1717: Upon motion made to this Court 
for a dist. of the estate, this Court appoint Edward Bulkeley, Capt 
Ephraim Goodrich and Jonathan Smith distributors to distribute tiie 
estate: To Sarah Crane, alias Leonard, relict of the deed., 1-3 part of 
the real estate for the term of her natural life, and 1-3 part of the personal 
forever. And the remainder of the estate to be dist : To sd. Benjamin 
Crane a double part, and to Sarah Poole, Hannah Purple, Esther Crane 
and Isaac Crane, younger children, to each a single portion. 

Page 60 — 1st April, 1718: Dist. was exhibited in Court, accepted 
and ordered to be kq>t on file. 

Dist. File: 3 January, 1719: Dist. of the estate of Joseph Crane, late 
of Wethersfield, deed. : To the widow, relict ; to Benjamin Crane, ddest 
son; to Isaac Crane, youngest son; to Sarah Poole, eldest daughter; to 
Hannah Purple; to Esdier Crane, youngest daughter. By Edward 
Bulkeley, Ephraim Goodrich and Jonathan Smith. 

The dist. of the estate of Joseph Crane : The houseing and homested 
not having been set out by meets and bounds, this Court order that the 
same be done by the former dist., Edward Bulkeley, Ephraim Goodrich 
and Jonathan Smith, unto the heirs of the deed., according to their pro- 
portion set in the aforesd. dist. 

Page 26 (Vol. XI) 4 August, 1730: Dist. exhibited by Hezekiah 
Graham. 

Page 28—6 October, 1736 : On the 7th of September, 1730, Hezekiah 
Graham of Wethersfield was summoned to appear to return the order 
of dist. which he had for setting out the widow's dower on Joseph Crane's 
estate, and show cause why the whole of Esther Butler's part of the 
lott at Tappin's Hill was set out to the widow, and why this dist. should 
not be set aside and a new one ordered. And Joseph and James Righley, 
persons interested in the estate of Joseph Crane, appeared and moved the 
dist be set aside. Capt. Bulkeley and Capt. Goodrich decline having any* 



1700 TO 1710. PROBATE RECXttDS. 53 

thing more to do in the affair. This Court appoint Deacon Jonathan Cur- 
tice, Lt. Samuel Wolcott and Ensign Jacob Williams to set out to the 
widow, Sarah Andrews, formerly widow of Joseph Crane, to talce a9 
just and equal portion as they can upon the right of each of the heirs. 



Page 180. 

OroM, Oapt. Su&ndi Windsor. Died 5 November, 1707. Invt. 
£467-18-06. Taken 14 November, 1707, by Nathaniel Gaylord, Sen., 
Jonathan Elsworth and Eleazer Gaylord. Will dated 31 July, 1707. 

I, Samuel Cross, of Windsor, do make and ordain this my last 
will. Imprs. I give to my wife, Elizabeth Cross, the use of my house- 
ing and homestead and 10 acres of land lying in the Great Meadow, dur- 
ing the time of her natural life. And after the decease of my wife, my 
will is that my son-in-law, Symon Chapman, shall have my houseing and 
homestead and the 10 acres of land, to be his and his heirs forever, except 
my brother John Cross should have a son that shall live to be twenty-one 
years of age, then it shall be his ; otherwise I give to my brother John 
Cross £5. Also, I give to my brother Nathaniel Cross his daughter which 
he had by his first wife, iio; also I give to my cousin John Bates £3 ; aJso 
I give to my cousin Samuel Bates £3 ; also I give to my cousin Jonathan 
B^es £3; also I give to my cousin Sarah Kitditmi £3; also I 
give to my cousin Jonathan Jaggers £3 ; also I give to my 
cousin Hannah Webb £3; also I give to my cousin James 
Pickett £3; also I give to my cousin Mary Hoit £3; also I 
give to my cousin Ephraim Phelps, to be paid when he comes of age, 
£5 ; also I give to my son-in-law Symon Chapman all my land l3ring at 
a place called the ''swamp," near to Hoit's meadow; also 10 acres of 
land which I bought of Mr. John Eliot, lying on the west side of the 
Riverett, near to a place known by the name of Gravelly Hill; also I 
give to the aforesaid Simon Chapman my cart and wheels, with the 
boxes and bands and all belonging to it; also my plow and the irons 
Monging to it; also my collars and traces and whatever other tackling 
I have belonging to a team. And as for the rest of my estate, I put it 
into the hands of my son-in-law Symon Chapman, Thomas Fyler and 
Return Strong, Junior, for the payment of my just' debts, whom I do 
hereby make executors of this my will and testament. 
Witness : Return Strang, Sen., . Samubl Cross^ ls. 

Samuel Moore. 

Court Record, Page 100—5 January, 1707-8 : Will now proven. 
The executors named in the will refused the trust, and letters of Adms. 
were granted to Symon Chapman with the will annexed. 

Page 100 (Vol. IX) 3 April, 1719 : Symon Chapman, Adms., ex- 
hibits, an account of his Adms., and there being no assets in his hands, 
Ihis Court do accept of the account and grant him a Quietus Est. 



54 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. VII, 

Page 148-169. 

Onrtiis, ihmiial, Wethersfield. Invt of personal estate, i4OH0i-O3. 
Takeo 30 January, i688» by Nathaniel Bowman and Jchn Welles. An 
apprisement of lauids, including two parcek of land apprised as money 
^KMXHX). Taken 30 March, 1705-6, by Thomas Wickham, Sen., David 
Goodrich and Samuel Buck. 

An agreement for settling the estate of Samuel Curtis deceased: 
That Samuel Curtis of Wethersfield, cordwainer, son and heir to Sam- 
uel Curtis late of Wethersfield deceased, the one party, and Ebenezer 
Hale of Wethersfield, weaver, in behalf of his wife Ruth Curtis (alias 
Hale), the other party, have deliberately considered and come to this lov- 
ing agreement, that ttie sd. Samuel Curtis shall deliver to Ebenezer Hale 
half the home lot, the north side of that lott which was his FaUier Sam** 
uel Curtis's in Wethersfield, bounded on George Wolcott north, Tho. 
Wickham east, Samuel Curtis south, and the street highway west. AJso 
certain moveables. The sd. Samuel Curtis to bear all Court charges and 
to clear the sd. Ebenezer Hale from paying any thirds to his Mother 
Curtis. In consideration the sd. Ebenezer Hsde, with his wife Ruth Hale, 
promise and engage to give to Samuel Curtis a full remission, release and 
quitclaim of any of our father Samuel Curtis's estate, and also of my 
mother's thirds, that may be in reversion. For confirmation of the pre- 
mises we bind ourselves this 22 November, 1706. 
Witness : Nathaniel Baumum, Signed : Samuel Curtis, ls. 

PhUip Akock. Ebenezer Hale, ls. 

Ruth X Hale, ls. 
Sarah X Curtis, ls. 

Widow Sarah Curtis of Wethersfield dotfi consent to the above writ- 
ten agreement of her diildren, as witness her hand and seal, this a6th 
of FelMTuary, 1706-7. 

In presence of 
David Goodrich, Test: Caleb Stanly, Clerk. 

Thomas Wickham. 

Court Record, Page 81 — 2 April, 1706: Sarah Curtiss, widow of 
Samuel Curtiss, and Adnts. on his estate, exhibited in this Court an invt. 
of his estate with an acoompt of her Adms. thereon, which sd. Court al- 
low and ordered to be recorded and put on file, and grant the widow a 
Quietus Est. This Court order that the estate be dist, and appoint 
Thomas Widdiam, Sen., Lt. David Goodrich and Samuel Budc, of Weth- 
enfield, distributors of tfie remaining part of the estate, to be distributed 
to the widow, to Samuel Curtis, son, and Ruth Curtiss, daughter. 

Page 88—13 November, 1706: The distributors were now sworn 
before this Court to make division of the estate of Samuel Curtiss. 

Page 91 — ^3 Mm^cH, 1706-7: Sarah Curtiss of Wethersfield, widow, 
and Samuel Curtiss and Rutfi Curtiss, children of sd deed., appeared be- 
fore this Court and.esdiibitMi an agreement for die settlement of the es- 
tate, and acknowledged the same to be their act and deed. Allowed and 
ordered recorded and put on file. 



1700 TO I7IO. PBOftATB tBOOSDS. S5 

Davii, Jtmimai of Hartford. Invt £10-15-08. Taken 23 July, 1706, 
by Ichabod WeUes and Samuel Howard. 



Page 13a. 

I>«minf 9 Jahn, BttL, Wethersfield. (No inventory or apprisers 
mentioned.) Will dated 26 June, 1690: 

I, John Deming, Senior, do declare this to be my last will and testa- 
ment : I having already done well by my son John, I now give him my 
great Bible, Geneva print, and my feather bed and bolster, and my great 
kettle. I give to my son Jonathan my fifty-acre lot at the west side of the 
bounds, to be to him and his heirs forever. I give to my son Samuel my 
house and home lot, with all the buildings upon it, containing nine acres 
be it more or less, and bounded as in the record; as also my meadow 
adjoining, containing about 17 acres, and abutting on Mr. Willis south, 
Thomas Standidge his land east, the highwav north, and my homelott 
west; and 12 acres in the West Swamp, at the rear of my son David's 
lott. Also I give unto him my flock of sheep, and my neat cattle, and 
all my horses and swine, and all my moveables, within doors and without 
(not otherwise disposed of by this my last will), and all my husbandry 
took, he paying my just debts, funeral charges and such legacies as I dp 
bereby appoint him to pay. I give to my son David all my materials and 
tools in my shop, and my book debts, he paying those dd)ts I owe about 
my trade. I give to my son Ebenezer my best coat and my best hat I 
give to my daughter Morgan, my daughter Beddy, my daughter Hurlbut 
and my daughter Wright, five pounds apiece, to be paid by my executor 
within five years after my decease. I give to my cousin Unis Standidge, 
and to my cousin Sarah Wyer, wife of John Wyer, twenty pounds 
apiece, to be paid within two years after my decease. I give to my 
daughter Moody ids, having already given her a good portion. I give 
to my grandchild Ann Beckley £5. I appoint my son Samud executor, 
and desire Capt. Samuel Talcott and my son Ebenezer Deming to be over- 
seers. 

Witness : John AUyn, John Drming, Sen., ls. 

George Grove. 

Codicil, dated 3d Fd>ruary, 1692 : Whereas, I gave to my son John 
my great Bible, my featfier bra and bolster,^ and my great kettle, I now 
withdraw that gift and give unto my son John all my materials and tools 
in my shop and my book debts, he paying those debts I owe about my 
trade. And whereas, in my will I gave mv mndchild Ann Beckley £5, 
shee having miscarryed, I withdraw my gift mm her, and that £5 I give 
to my son David. John Dehing, ls. 

Witness: John AUyn, 

Zachariah Sandford. 



$6 nOBATE BBOOBOS. VOL. VII, 

Court Record, Page 7>-2i November, 1705: Will exhilHted by 
Samuel Deming. Proven l^ testimony of Zadiary Sandford, the other 
witness being dead 



Invt in Vol. VIII, Page 15. 

Dibble, Ctoorgt^ Windsor. Died 25 April, 1709. Invt. £8-16-07. Ta- 
ken by Job Drake and Samuel Rodcwell, Jr. 

Court Record, Page 131 — ist August, 1709: Benjamin Eglestone, 
Jr., of Windsor, exhibits an invt of the estate of George Dibble. Also, 
Adms. refused by Benjamin Eglestone and Abraham Dibble, brethren of 
sd. deed. 

Page 134—7 November, 1709: Adms. granted to Ammy Trumble, 
one of the craditors. 

Page 27 (Vol, VIII) 5 February, 1710-11 : Ammy Trumbull of Wind- 
sor, Adms., presented an account of the debts due to the creditors, where- 
by it appears that all the sd. estate is not sufficient to pay all the dd>ts. This 
Court order the Adms. to pay out of the sd. estate to the creditors by pro- 
portion as the same will allow, saving thereof first to himself his own cost 
and charge of Adms. 

Page 69—8 April, 1712 : Mr. Ammy Trumbull, Adms. on the estate 
of George Dibble, exhibited in this Court an account of his disposition of 
the estate of the sd. deed, to and among the creditors, which account is 
approved and allowed and ordered to be kept on file. And the Adms. is 
granted a Quietus Est. 

Page 6-7-8. 

Dibble, Thomas, taau, Windsor. Invt £60-14-01. Taken ist Novem- 
ber, 1700, by Samuel Cross, Nathaniel Gaylord and Alexander Allen. 
Will dated 17 February, 1699-1700: 

I, Thomas Dibble, Sen., of Windsor, doe make this my last will and 
testament: Inq>rimis: To my son Samuel and his wife I give the north 
half part of my orchard whereon he liveth, during his natural life, and 
the remainder to his son Samuel. To my son Thomas Dibble and his 
wife I give the other half of my orchard during life, and the remainder to 
(ds. son Abram. Item. I give to. iny daughter Miriam Gillett that two 
acres of meadow she now possesseth. Item. To mv said daughter Mi- 
riam I give, for Hie use of her son, my best broaadoth coat, hatt and 
breeches. All the rest of my apparrel to be divided, two parts to my sons 
Samuel and Thomas, the other part to be to my grandsons Josiah Dibble 
and Wakefield Dibble. I appoint Mr. John ElUot and son-in-law Samuel 
Gibbs to be executors. 

Witness : John Eliot, Thomas X Dibble, Senior. 

Alexander Allin. 



I700 TO 1710. PBQBATB SBC0BD6. 57 

.A schedttlcy expressing the fonii and manner how I would have my 
household stuffe and odier moveables disposed and divided, is as follows : 
To my daughter Miriam a pewter basons, i platter, i quart pot, two por- 
ringers, one saucer, one dram cup, a chafendish, a choping knife, 2 old 
skilletts, a settle, and the cest (chest) that use to stand 1^ my bedside, 
five yards of tow cloth and 40 shillings in p^, to be paid by my son-in-law 
Samuel Gibbs out of that he oweth me. To my grand daughter, EUza : 
Gibbs, the bedstead, feather bed, and all thereto appertaining, whidi is in 
th^ parlour, i iron pot and crooks, best table, and box with lock and key, 
3 duiirs, best brush, i square basket, one pressing iron, best shears, one 
bodkin, pair stillyards. To E3q>erience Gibbs, i iron kettle, 2 chairs, an 
old chest, the trundle bedstead, bed and green rug, best and worst pillows, 
I little table and a gridiron. To Mirriam Gibbs, the worst of ye beds and 
bedstead, i blue rug, one of the best pillows, the bolster, 2 blankets, the 
worst table and a little basket To Hepzibah Dickson, a brass candlestick. 
To Palidence Denslow, a half pint cup and a com bowl. To Joanna Loo- 
mis, 2 smoothing irons and a pair of pot hooks. To the Rev. Mr. Samuel 
Mather, Senior, my gun and sword and my andirons, tongs and spit. 
Witness : John Eliott, Thomas X Dibble, Senior. 

Alexander Allin. 

Court Record, Page 3 — 13 November, 1700: Will proven. 



Page 25. 

Diddnaon, Obadiali, Jr. An inventory of the estate of Obadiah 
Dickinson, Jr., late of Wethersfield, deed., taken by us whose names are 
underwritten : 

i s d 

Imprimis : p acres of wilderness upland, los per acre 4-10-00 

92 pieces of goid that came from Madagascar, lis pr peice, 50-12-00 

Total, 5S-02-00 

Taken (by the desire of Daniel and Eliphalet Dickinson) this 8th 
day of April, 1 701, by John Stedman and Nathaniel Foote. 

An account of some charges in recovering and getting the sd. gold 

is: 

i s d 
One journey to New York, 40s ; and expenses there on that 
accot, 43s; paid out of the same for its transportation 
from Madagascar, £4 more ; for time and expenses about 
the same, 15s ; all is 8-18-00 

. Court Record, Page 8—4 March, 1700: Adms. granted to Eliphalet 
and Daniel Didnnson, brothers of the sd deed. 
Page 12—4 April, 1701 : Invt. exhibited. 



5B PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. VII, 

Page 18—4 September, 1701 : Daniel and Eliphalet Diddnson ask 
for longer time to finish their Adms. 

Page 22—13 November, 1701 : Adms. time continued until March 
next 



Inventory from File. Recorded on Ps^ 2io«ii. 

Duce^ Abda, aliaa OMimiiigB, a mulatto, Hartford. Died 17 January, 
1708-9. Invt. £14-13-00. Taken by Benjamin Graham and Thomas Ridi- 
ards. Lydia Duce, widow, made oath to the invt, that the same was a 
true presentment. Accepted by the Court. 

Court Record, Page 121 — j February, 1708-9: Adms. granted unto 
Robert Shurley, who was also appointed guardian to Joseph Duce, a minor 
son of sd. Abda, sd. minor being about 7 years of age. 

Page 24 (Vol. VIII) 1st January, 1710-11 : Robert Shurley, Adms. 
on the estate of Abda Duce, alias Abda Ginnings, exhibited an account 
of his Adms., by which account it appears that the sd. Robert Shurley 
hath paid to the creditors of the sd. estate in debts due to them, and to 
Lydia, widow, for her part thereof, all the whole of the sd estate and 
more than all the value thereof. Account accepted. And this Court 
grant the sd. Adms. a QuieHs Est 



Ps^ 222-3. 



BjJXf 9§nhf Wethersfield. Died 2;^ March, 1709. Invt. £10-15-03. 
Taken by Josq>h Belden, Moses Goffe and Samuel Walker. Will (htted 
20 Mardi, 1705: 

I, Sarah Dyxx, of Wethersfield, do make this my last will and testa- 
ment : I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Vincent i shilling in pay. I 
give and t^queath to my son Samuel Dyx one bushel of Indian com. And 
as for the cow which my husband gave me, I have disposed of all the in- 
crease already for my firewood. I give to my daughter Mercy Goff my 
cloke and a stuff coat To my daughter Hannah Rennolds I give my cow, 
that is to say, a black cow with a white face. And the remainder of my 
estate I give to my son John Dyxx, and appoint him to be executor. 
Witness: Abraham Crane, Sarah X Dvxx, ls. 

Samuel Walker. 

Court Record, Page 126—4 April, 1709 : Will proven. 



■dwardii Blchard. Court Record, Page 105 — 16 Fd)ruary, 1707-8 : 
The Judges and Justices of this Court have constituted and appointed, 
and do now faerdby constitute and appoint, Mr. Richard Edwards of Hart- 
ford to be their attorney, with full power to commence and prosecute all 
such actions of debts due to the said Judges and Justices from any per- 



1700 TO I7IO. PROBATE RECORDS. 59 

son and persons whatsoever, by bond or oUigation formerly given or 
hereafter to be given to this Court, according to the direction of tiie said 
Judges and Justices from time to time. 



Page 44-5. 

Bliot, Mn. XUiabeih, Windsor. Will dated 25 April, 1700 : 
I, Elizabeth Eliot, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, 
for the disposal of ttutt estate it hath pleased God to give unto me, and 
which I reserve in an indenture signed the sofch of August, 1699, by Mr. 
John Eliott and Capt. Thomas Stoughton and myself, which reserve is 
ii378 — ^iioo to dispose of when I please, and £1^ to dispose of at my 
death : I give to John Stoughton my lott at the marsh and my orchard 
that was Thomas Eglestone's. I give to William Stoughton my house, 
bam, shop and warehouse and homested. I give to Elizabedi Stoughton 
iyy. And these things I give to them and £eir heirs forever, sons and 
daughters of John Stoughton my brother. I give to Mary Stoughton 
iaoo, daughter of my brother Thomas Stoughton ; and to Thomas Stough- 
ton iioo, son of Thomas. I give to Samuel Stoughton iioo, son of my 
brother Samuel Stoughton ; and to Dorothy £100, daughter of Samuel my 
brother. I give to Israel Stoughton iaoo, my brother. I give to William 
Mather, son of my sister Rebeckah Mather, £195 with lands besides, if 
I have no issue. But if I have any children of my own body begotten, 
whether icm or daughter, or either, that then my whole estate, which is 
two tiliousand three hundred and seventy-eight pounds, shall be his or hers 
or theirs and their heirs forever ; if they live to be 21 years of age if sons ; 
or until 18 vears of age if daughters. But if Ihey die and have no issue, 
then I ordam it to be as above written, and this part of my estate, which 
is thirteen hundred and seventy-eight pounds, is to return to the heirs at 
my death ; and the other thousand, which is to return at Mr. John Eliot's 
death, if it be not spent, by the providence of God shall be equally divided 
between my brothers' and sisters' diildren. I appoint my brothers John, 
Thomas and Israd Stoughton to be my sole executors. 

\^tness : Sanmel Mather, Jr., Euzabeth Euot, ls. 

Michael Tainfor, Sen. 

Court Record, Page 36—22 December, 1702 : Will proven. 



Page IS7-8. 

lliwwtli, Jodah, Windsor. Died 4 May, 1706. Invt £377-14-06. 
Taken 27 June, 1706, by Abraham Phelps, Sen., Benajah Holcocrib and 
Nathaniel Loomis. The sons of sd. deed : Josiah, Samuel and Joseph Els- 
worth (W. R.) Will dated 19 April, 1706: 



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60 PBOfiATE RECOBDS. VOL. VII, 

I, Tosiah Elsworth, of the Town of Windsor, do make this my last 
will and testament : Imprimis : I nve unto mv wife the use and improve* 
ment of my whole estate during Vit time of ner widowhood ; and if she 
marry after my decease, the one-half during the time of her natural life. 

mdly. I give to my three sons all my housing and lands, with the 
appurtenances thereto belonging, to be equally divided between them, 
except necessity calletfa for the ^e of any of it 

3dly. I wQl that my wife pay out of my estate to my three daughters 
that are unmarried so much as to make diem equal with my daughter 
Martha, when and as they shall want it 

4thly. My will is that my three sons each of them pay sixteen pounds 
in current pay to their four sisters: twelve pounds to Mardia, twelve 
pounds to Elizabeth, twelve pounds to Mary, and twelve pounds to Abi- 
gail — ^in all, forty-eight pounds, the sons to pay their proportions of the 
abovesaid sums to their sisters within a year after they come to possess 
the above said housing and lands, which is to be the one-hsdf at my wife's 
marriage, if she marr^ after my decease, the other half at her death. 

5thly. I do nommate and appoint my well beloved brother Jonathan 
Elsworth to be executor, and my lovdng wife to be executrix, to this 
my last will and testament Josiah Ellswcmcth, ls. 

Witness: Henry Stiles, Sen., 
Jonathan SHies, Israel Staughton. 

Court Record, Page 86—5 August, 1706 : Will exhibited by Martha 
Elsworth, tiie widow. 

Page 284 (Probate Side, Vol. IX) : An agreement, dated 5 August, 
1718, for settlii^ the estate of Josiah ]&lsworth, late deed. : This writing 
witnesseth that Josiah Elsworth and Samuel Elsworth, sons of Josiah 
Elsworth late of Windsor deed., and Jonathan Elsworth, executor to the 
last will of sd. deed., in behalf of the minor Joseph Elsworth, do agree to 
divide all die lands belonging to the sd. deed, (it being all given to 
sd. three sons by will). 

Witness : Samuel Mather, Jr., Signed : Jonathan Elsworth, ls. 
David Clark. Josiab Elsworth, ls. 

Sahurl Elsworth, ls. 
JosRPH Elsworth. 

This agreement was acknowledged before Samuel Mather, J. P. 

Court Record, Page 133 — 8 July, 1720: Joseph Elsworth, a minor 17 
years of age, son of Josiah Elsworth, chose Pdetiiah Allyn of Windsor to 
be his guardian. 

Page 149—4 April, 1721: Jonathan Elsworth, upon the motion of 
Peletiah Allyn, being cited to this Court to take on an order of dist. of 
the estate of Josiah Elsworth, now wpeared and declared that he had 
returned a dist. of sd. estate unto the Court, which was accepted. 

Page 154—6 June, 1721 : Whereas, there. is a dist. of the estate of 
Josiah Elsworth upon record, but not to be found, that the Court ac- 
cepted the same supposing the accepting thereof to have been omitted 



1700 TO I7IO. PROBATE RECORDS. 6 1 

entering on record, fhis Court do now allow and accept the sd. dist. of ad. 
estate and order it to be kept on file. 



InvL in VoL VIII, Page 33. 

Fillaj, llarj, Widow, Windsor. Invt i30-05O7. Taken 12 Fd>* 
niary, 1708-9^ by John Moore, Sen., and James Enno, Jr. 

Court Record, Pue 123—15 February, 1708-9: This Court grant 
Adms. unto Benjamin Newbery. 

Page 123—7 Mardi, 1708-9 : Samuel Fdley, with his wife and Mary 
his daughter, were summoned into Court to disclose personal estate in 
their possession or custody. 

Page I (Vol. VIII) 2 January, 1709-10: Whereas, Capt Benjamin 
Newbery, late of Windsor, deed., was by this Court on the 15th of 
February last appointed Adms., he being now dead, this Court now grant 
letters of Adms. to Mrs. Hannah Newbery, widow and relict of sd. 
Capt. Benjamin Newbery, of sd. Windsor. 

Page 8 — ^3 April, 1710 : Inventory exhibited. Ordered to pay debts 
and report 



Page 184-5. 



FUlaj, WiUlam, Windsor. Invt £202-09-06. Taken 4 October, 1707, 
by Job Drake and Jeremiah Alford. Will dated 11 August, 1707. 

The last will and testament of William Filley, late of Windsor: I 
give to my now wife Elizabeth all my estate, both real and personal, pro- 
vided that if she have issue begotten by me in marriage and it live (if 
male to the age of 21 years, or if female unto the age of 18 years), then 
my will is that the estate shall be equally divided betwixt motfier and child. 
Otherwise, the whole estate to her as before expressed. I constitute my 
wife sole executrix, and desire Nathaniel Cooke to be supervisor. 

Witness : Daniel Clarke, William Filley, ls. 

Nathaniel Cooke. 

Court Record, Page 98 — 6 October, 1707 : Elizabeth, the widow, with 
Samuel Filley, btotfier of the said deceased, appeared in Court, when 
Samuel Filley opposed the probate of the will. 

P^*c 99—3 November, 1707: This Court order the parties to ap- 
pear again on the third Tuesday of this November. 

Page loi— 9 January, 1707-8 : Will and invt. exhibited and approved, 
Samuel Filley having nothing further to object. 



62 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. VII,. 

Page 125-6. 

Fitch, Thomai, Wethersfield. Died 18 October, 1704. Invt. ii 11-03- 
00. Taken 13 November, 1704, by John Curtis, Sen., John Goodrich, and 
Daniel Boardman. The children: Samuel Fitch, Abigail the wife of 
Abraham Kimberly, Sibbell the wife of Joseph Hurll^t, and Martha 
Fitch. 

Court Record, Page 68 — ^26 April, 1705 : Sarah Fitch, widow, relict of 
Thomas Fitch, late of Wethersfield, deed., exhibits invt. Adms. granted 
to Mrs. Sarah Fitch, widow. 

Page 156 (Vol. VIII) 7 September, 1713: Samuel Fitch, a minor 
son of Thomas Fitch, late of Wethersfield deed., made choice of William 
Whiting to be his guardian. 

Page 216 — 4 October, 1714: Sarah Fitch of Wethersfield, Adms. 
on the estate of Mr. Thomas Fitch, late deed., exhibits now in this Court 
an account of her Adms. Paid in debts, subsistence of the family, and 
illness of the daughter for some years, £90-06-3%. And received of debts 
due to the estate, £28-11-06. Which account this Court allow and order 
to be kept on file. 

Dist File: 9 April, 17 17: To Sarah Fitch, widow; to Samuel; to 
Alrigail, wife of Abraham Kimberly; to Sibbel, the wife of Joseph Hurl- 
but; Joseph Kimberly of Newtown, Joseph Hurlbut his attorney, all 
sealed. 



Inventory and Will in Vol. VIII, Page 5. 

Fox, Richard, Glastonbury. Invt. £111-15-06. Taken 29 April, 1709, 
by Jonathan Smith, Joseph Smith and Samuel Smith. Will dated 10 July,. 
1768: 

I, Richard Fox, of Glastonbury, husbandman, do make this my last 
will and testament: Imprs. I give and bequeath to Beriah, my beloved 
wife, the use of my dwelling house, cellar, orchard and improveable lands 
during the time of her natural life, and then to return to my sons hereafter 
named. It. I give to Beriah my wife all my moveables, both within 
doors and without, for her use and comfort so long as she doth live, and 
then to dispose of the abovesaid moveables, if any are left, to any or all 
of her chil<hren as she pleaseth. I give to my son Richard Fox 50 acres of 
land which the Town gave to me, lying in the Great Swamp, which ap- 
pears by a deed which I gave to him. Ite. I give to my son Ebenezer 
Fox one-half of my upland joining to my house, namely, the north side 
of my lot, bounding north upon land belonging to Capt. Wells, east upon 
John House and west upon Salmon Broc4c, to him and his heirs forever. 
It. 1 give to my son John Fox 25 acres of my land in the Great Swamp 
whidi die Town gave to me. If my son John see cause to live on the 
land, I give it him and his heirs forever ; but if he said John Fox will not 



1700 TO 171a PBORATE RBOORDS. 63 

live Upon the land, then the above said 25 acres of land I give to my son 
Ebeneeer Fox and to my son Abraham Fox equally. It I give to my son 
Abraham Fox 25 acres in the Great Swamp of land which tfie Town gave 
to me. It I give to my son Joseph Fox the one^half of my land which 
my dwelling house now stands upon, with the dwelling house, which 
parcel of land is the south side of my upland and is bounded on the north 
on land given my son Ebenezer Fox above mentioned, and south upon 
Joseph Smith Senr his land, and east upon John House his land, and west 
upon Salmon Brook, whidi parcel of land and house I give to my son Jo- 
sroh Fox and his heirs forever. Richard X Fox. 

Witness: Benjamin Talcot, 
Thomas Morly, 

Court Record, Page 130—6 June, 1709 : Beriah Fox of Glastonbury 
exhibits an invt of the estate of her late husband Richard Fox. 

Page 132 — 5 September, 1709: Will exhibited and proven. There 
being no executor appointed in the will, Adms. is granted to Beriah Fox, 
widow, with the will annexed. 

Page 40 (VoL VIII) 19 November, 171 1 : Beriah Fox now exhibits 
an account of her Adms. Approved, and this Court grant her a Quietus 
Est. 



Page 4. 

Oaioa. Su&nelt Glastonbury. Invt i6o7-oo. Taken 5 June, 1700, 
by Samuel Hale, Sen., and Thomas Hale, Sen. 

Court Record, Page 2 — 7 September, 1700: Hannah Gains, the 
relict, exhibits an inventory. 

Page 124-S. 

CMIb«rt» Jodah, Wethersfield. Died 2 February, 1704-5. Invt. £85- 
16-02. Taken 15 February, 1704-5, by Daniel Bordman and Jonathan 
Belden. Will dated 24 January, 1704-5 : 

I, Josiah Gilbert, of Wethersfield, being weak and low through sick- 
ness, do now make this my last will and testament. Imprimis : I give to 
my Brotfier Benjamin Gilbert 1-3 part of all my land, and he to have the 
first chdce in talcing his diird part of my lands at Divident in Wethers- 
field. I give to my brother Moses Gilbert 1-3 part of my lands at Divi- 
dent I give to my sister Mary, the wife of Symon Willard, the remaining 
third part of my land at Divident I give to my brother Caleb Gilbert 5 
shillings. I give to my sister Elizabeth Deming 5 shillings. I give to my 
sister Lydia Riley 5 shillings. I give to my cousin Josiah Willard (the 
son of my brotiier Willard) all my cooper's tools. I give my new Bible 
to my cousin Mary Willard, daughter of my brother Willard. It is my 
will that, my just debts being first paid, my sister Amy Gilbert have all 
the remaining part of my estate which I have not given, viz., all my 



64 PSOBATB RECOBDS. VOL. VII, 

debts due to me aad M other estate which I have not disposed of in this 
my last will, whatsoever it be. I appoint my brother Benjamin Gilbert 
executor. 

Witness : Peter Butkeley, Josiah Gilbert, ls. 

Mary Boardmm. 

Court Record, Page 66—5 April, 1705 : Will and invt exhibited, 
approved and ordered to be recorded and kept on file. 



Page 144-S-6 (VoL VI). 



ailbert, Manr, Widow. Died 3 July, 1700. Invt £562-13-07. Taken 
9 July, 1700, by Jonathan Bull and Samuel Spencer, Sen. 

Will : In the name of God, amen. The three and twentieth day of 
May, in the year of our Lord 1700 Annoqe R. R. Gulielmi Tertis Anglae 
and Duodecimo. I, Mary Gilbert, of the Town of Hartford, in the County 
of Hartford, within the Colony of Connecticut in New England, in Amer- 
ica, widow and innholder. I give to my son Thomas Gilbert 18 acres in 
the Long Meadow in Hartford, abutting east on a pathway, west on the 
Neck, north on land sometime belonging to Wm. Edwards, and south on 
land of John Day. I give to my son Samuel Gilbert a parcel of land usu- 
ally called the Pine Field, in Hartford, 3 acres more or less, and to my 
son Ebenezer Gilbert land in the Long Meadow that I bought of Thomas 
Butler ; to my grandson Thomas Dickinson £20, also all that is due to me 
from my son-in-law Charles Dickinson. I give and bequeath all the rest 
of my estate, real and personal, to be dividel into 5 equal parts, and one 
part to each of my children : To Thomas Gilbert one part, to Ebenezer 
Gilbert one part, to my daughter Lydia Chapman one part, to my daugh- 
ter Rachell Marshfield one part, and to the children of my late daughter 
Sarah Belcher one part, which is to be accounted as one instead of their 
deceased mother. One-seventh part of the legacy given to Lydia Chap- 
man to be paid to the two sons of my late grandson Jonathan Richardson 
deceased, when they attain to 21 years of age, the children of my said 
daughter Lydia which she had by her husband Richardson deceased. And 
my mind and will is that the rest of the fifth-part legacy given to my 
daughter Lydia, not otherwise disposed of to the heirs of the late Jona- 
than Ridiardson deed., shall be equally divided amongst the children of 
my said daughter Lydia which she had by her husband Richardson deed., 
and paid to them, the daughter at 18 years and the sons at 21 years of age. 
I appoint Mr. Richard Edwards and my son Ebenezer Gilbert executors, 
and desire Caleb Standly, Esq., and Mr. John Haines to be overseers. 
Witness : Simon Booth, Mary X Gilbert, ts. 

Samuel Parsons, Caleb Standly, Sen. 

Court Record, Page 141-2 — 10 July, 1700: Invt. exhibited, and ex- 
ecutors accept the trust. Samuel Gilbert and Capt. Chapman object. 
They are overruled by the Court, and appeal to the Superior Court. 



1700 TO 17 10. PROBATE WKOKOS. 65 

Pa^ Z2 (Vol VII) 14 Noirem^r, 170Z : Oipt Cakb Staodly and 
Lydia his wife appearing in Court, made oath that they heard Mrs. Mary 
Crilbert, late of mrtford deed, declare before her death and some time 
after her will was finished, that her two daughters, viz^ Ly<Ua Cbafnnan 
and Rachel Marshfield, should have al} her wearing clothes divided be- 
tween them, and that diey should be well paid for tfieir pains in tending 
•of her in her last sickness. Ordered to be recorded. 

Page 29 (Probate Side) : The testimony of Caleb Stanly, Sen«, and 
Lydia his wife is as foUoweth : That we \mng at divers times together 
vnth Mrs. Mary Gilbert in her last sickness, did hear her declare that it 
was her will that her two daughters that attended her in. the time c^ her 
isidcness, viz., Lydia Chapman and Rachel Marshfield, after ber deadi 
should have all her wearing clothes divided between them, and that tliey 
tshould have them as they were apprised in the inventory, and be well 
paid for their attendance upon her. All which the sd. Mrs. Mary Gil- 
!bert declared to us. Unto what is above written we can give our oaths, 
if called, hereunto. December the 8th, 1701. 
^Coleb Stanly, Sen,, 
Lydia Stanly. 

Page 126 (Probate Side). 

A dist. of part of the estate of Mrs. Mary Gilbert to her son Thomas 
^Gilbert and the children of her daughter Sas^ Belcher, deceased : 

Know all men by these presents: That we, Richard Edwards and 
Ebenezer Gilbert, bom of die Town of Hartford, executors of the last 
will and testament of Mary Gilbert, late of Hartford aforesd., widow, 
-deceased, have this 17th day of July, 1705, made computation of the es- 
tate of the said Mary Gilbert to find the just value of what is remaining, 
i^r payment of debts, particular legacies and other diarges, to be di- 
vided and distributed to and amongst her children (and £eir represen- 
tatives) in five equal parts, according to her said will, and there(4)on do 
find one-fifth part thereof to amount to the sum of ii 55-09-08. Now for 
the payment of the same : To Capt. Thcxnas Gilbert of Boston, who has 
interest and right to one-fifth part thereof, and also to the chiklren of 
Andrew and Sarah Belcher, who have interest and right to one olher fifth 
part. We the said Richard Edwards and Ebenezer Gilbert, executors 
aforesd, have set out, paid and delivered to tiion the several parcels of 
the estate of the said Mary Gilbert mentioned, contained and compretieiided 
in tfie accompt respectively hereafter foltowing. That is to say, 1705, 

July 17th. : 

i 8 d 

Opt. Thomas Gilbert, iS5-09^ 

The children of Sarah Belcher, 155-09-08 

Witness our hands : Richard Edwards, 

Ebenezer Gilbert 
Endorsed. 



;66 PROBATE RECORDS. VOU VII, 

Memorandum : That on the i8th day of July, Anno Dom. 1705, the 
within^named Richard Edwards and Ebeneser Gilbert did enter into and 
did take and had full and peaceable possession and seisin of and in the 
messuage or dwelling house, outhouses, homelott and appurtenances of 
the late Mary Gilbert, within named, deceased (sometime belonging to 
William Gibbon), situate, lying and being in Hartford; and after full and 
peaceable possession and seisin so had and taken, the said Richard Ed- 
wards and Ebeneser Gilbert did deliver full, quiet and peaceable posses- 
sionand seisin of two fifth parts thereof to the within-named Thomas Gil- 
bert, and of other two fifth parts thereof to Major William Whiting, 
attorney for the children of Andrew and Sarah Belcher within mentioned, 
according to the effect and true meaning of the within^^written distribution. 

In the presence of us, witnesses: 
C(Ueb Stanly, Jr., John Stedman. 

Court Record, Page 69—14 August, 1705: Richard Edwards and 
Ebenezer Gilbert, executors of the I^t will of Mrs. Mary Gilbert, ex- 
hibited in this Court a dist by them made of 2-5 parts of both the real 
and personal estate of the sd. late Mary Gilbert unto Capt Thomas Gil- 
bert and the children of Andrew Belcher, Esq., of Boston. This Court 
allow and proves sd. dist, and order it recorded and kept on file, which 
bears date 17 July, 1705 ; and tfiis Court order that the letters of attorney 
relating to diis affair granted to William Whiting of Hartford shall be 
put on file in the Qerk s office. 

Page 148. 

OfflMrty Thomas, Glazier, Hartford. Invt. £33-i2-oa Taken 16 
Mardi, 1705-6, by Joseph Wadsworth and Joseph Talcott. 

Court Record, Page 79—15 March, 1705-6: This Court grant letters 
* of Adms. unto Joseph Gilbert of Hartford, brotfier of the sd. deceased. 

Page 81 — ^4 April, 1706: Invt. exhibited and accepted. 

Page loi — ^5 January, 1707-8. This Court order the Qerk to signify 
to Joseph Gilbert, Adms., that he must render an account to this Court of 
his Adms. on the ist Monday of February next 

Page 104 — 2 February, 1707-8: Josiah Marshfield, of Hartford, 
moved to this Court for an order to be made to cause a new apprisement 
of the estate of Thomas Gilbert, late deed., by jury, for that he the sd. 
liiiarstifidd, being one of the creditors of the estate, is aggrieved with tiie 
apprisement thereof, and gave his reasons for the same. Upon consid- 
,eration of all which, this Court do not see cause to order any new apprise- 
ment of sd. estate. 



Page 120. 

Grant, Bachell, Spinster, Hartford. Died 25 January, 1704-5. Invt. 
ii8-oo-xx). Taken February, 1704-5, by Benjamin Graham and Thomas 
Richards Will dated 24 January, 1704-5 : 



1700 TO 171a PSOBATB SSCOBDS. 67 

I, Rachell Grant, of Hartford, having my reason through God's 
mercy, praised be His name, therefore it is my pleasure to give to my 
sister Sarah my cow for her own, to enjoy with quiet. Item : I give to 
my cousin Ann Wheeler my great kettle, and my best sute between Sarah 
V^eder and Ann ; and to my cousin Sachell Wheeler I give my trunck 
and mv chest; and the rest of what I have I give to my brodier and 
sister Wheeler, they paying my just expenses and debts to all persons 
which are due. Racbell X Grant, ls. 

Witness: Henry Brace, 
Ichdood Caale. 

Court Record, Page 64-— 6 March, 1704-5 : Will proven. Adms. to 
Samuel Wheeler, who gave a bond of ijp—S May, 1705. 

Page 71 — 6 September, 1705 : The Adms. granted a Quietus Est 



P*«« 35-3^37- 



OravfyJoluit HartEord. Invt. i2i3-i6-09. Taken 3 Sq)tember, 
1702, by James Steele, Jr., and Joshua Carter. Will dated 20 August, 
1702: 

I, John Grave, of Hartford, do make this my last will and testament : 
I give to my son John Grave my house and ten acres of land adjoining, 
out of my home lot ; also a small gun, his grandmother's Bible, a small box, 
a brass candlestick, and a silver spoon. The remainder of my estate to 
be divided amongst my three daughters, Mehetabell, Elizabeth and Sarah, 
only that Elizabeth shall receive one*third part more than Mdietabell and 
Sarah upon consideration of what she hath done for me, as well that 
which is due to me from tihe estate of Mr. Robert Webster, deed., in right 
of my wife Susannah, as that which I have in possession. The income 
of my real estate to be disposed of for the bringing up of my youngest 
child until she recover her health. I constitute my beloved friends John 
Catlin and Thomas Richards executors. 

Witness : Richard Lord, John Grave, ls. 

WUliam WhiHng. 

Court Record, Page 32 — 8 September, 1702: Will and invt. ex- 
hibited Thomas Richards and John Catlin reject this executorship. Will 
was proven, ordered recorded and kept on file. This Court considering 
that tiie executors refuse their trust, grant Adms. with the will annexed to 
James Hannison, son-in-law to the sd. deed. 

Page 40—2 March, 1702-3 : James Handerson, Adms., presented to 
this Court an account of debts, i76-o5-ii, and credits, £3-15-05. A fur- 
ther accot. of debts due from the estate is £7-01-10. 

Page 82 — ^5 April, 1706: James Handerson, Adms. on the estate of 
Jdm Grave, exhibited an account of his Adms., which account this Court 
have examined and do find that the sd. Handerson having sold : 



68 PKOSATB WUXm OS. VOL. VII, 

i S d 

13 acres of land of tfae 9d. estate to Joseph Cook for 59*15-00 

And also hath in his haads alt the niovesd[>les, 34-11-02 

He stands debtor in 94-06-02 

Paid out 81-13-05 

Court allow sd. Handerson for his trouble, 8-05-00 

Credits, 89-18-05 

There remains due from faim« 4-07-09 

The Court order the sd. James Handerson to pay to the three daugh- 
ters of John Grave, or their guardians, respectively: To Mehetabell, the 
wife of sd. Adms., 21 ^iUiags and 11 1-4 pence; to Elizabeth, &>-43-io; 
and to Sarah, j£o-2i-ii. Adms. ordered to bring reeeipts of the payment 
and take a Quietus Est. This Court appoint Thomas Richards, tailor, of 
Hartford, to be guardian to John Grave and Sarah Grave, children of 
John Grave deed. 

Page 87 — ^3 September, 1706 : Whereas, James Handerson of Hart- 
ford was ordered to appear at this time and bring receipts and take out 
his Quietus Est, he having not appeared, this Court do again so order. 

Page I2»— 7 March, 1708-9: John Grave, a minor now 16 years of 
age, chose Thomas Richaros, tailor, to be his guardian, his former guar- 
dian still to be guardian. AfBrmed. 

Page 1^3 (yd. Vllf) 17 August, 1713 : Thomas Richards of Hart- 
ford, guardian, moved this Court tfiat the estate of the sd. minor may be 
put into the hands of the sd. guardian for its better improvement for sd. 
minor. This Court therefore order the Qerk to notify Sarah Shuriey of 
Hartford, widow (who has under her management some of the sd. estate), 
that she may appear at the Court of Probate to be holden at Hartford on 
the 1st Monday of September next, to show reason (if any she hath) 
why sd. estate should not be disposed of. 

Page 26 (Vol. IX) 5 February, 1716-17: James Handerson, Adms., 
prays this Court for an order to sell some land pursuant to an Act of 
the General Assembly, 13 May, 1703. This Court cite John Grave, 5on 
of the deed., to appear at a hearing ist Tuesday of March next. 

Page 42 — ^3 September, 1717 : This Court having heard the pleas 
of John Grave, Jr., by his attorney, and also finding upon the records of 
the Court of Probate, 1706, a full settlement of sd. estate, do not see 
cause to give James Hanniaoo any further direction in the premises. 



Pag« 56. 

Cbrav«B, Hartfiai Wethersfield, Widow. I>ied 1701. Invt. £22-16-11. 
Taken by Robert Welles and Jonathan Boreman. 

Court Record, Page 35 — 1 1 November, 1702 : Adms. on the estate of 
Martha Graves, rdict of Nathaniel Graves, late of Wethersfield deceased, 
to Mr. John Russell and Mr. Jfohn Dcming, Jr. John Russell gave bond 
of £100, and Richard Bumham became surety. 

Page 43 — 7 April, 1703 : Invt. exhibited and accepted. 



1700 TO 171a PBOBATB wuxmm. 69 

Invt on Fik. (Add Invt. m VoL VIII, Page a6i.) 

Oriffae, J(dlii,Haddafn« Died 19 February, 1697-8. Invt £ii8<i6-o6* 
Taken 22 March^ 1697-8, by John Chapman, Samtiel Spencer and Jchn 
Boo^ The surviving duldren are 3: Jdtm, Thcxnas and Meheta^U 
Additiooal inventory ^ lands, apprised X9lh day of March, 1713-14, by 
TfioDias HungerfcMrd and John Beoge: 

£ s d 
Imprimis : 40 acres of land, £27 ; i6}4 acres, £8, 35-00-00 

13 acres of land £3-10-00; £27-10, right belonging to the 

landt 31-00-00 

Total, 66-0OK30 

See File. 

Worshipf ull and Respected Sir : Mr. Nathaniel Stanly : These few 
lines are to give your worship an account thai Ae above inventory was 
taken by myself and the other two subscribers at a time when there was 
a difference in Haddam about the choice of their Townsmen, so that what 
was done was rather done as neighbors than as. Selectmen ; and for mine 
own part I thought no more about it, supposing the widow had, by her- 
selfe or some other, made presentment of the paper to ye Court of Pro- 
bate long before this time, tmtil within this little time some discourse was 
at my house concerning how she and her second husband did carry on to- 
gether, for she hath marryed again. I was informed that most of the 
moveable estate was already disposed of, and she had not been at Court for 
letters of Adms. Fearing lest the estate might be quickly consumed, and 
the children wronged of that which their father wrought hard for, m a 
little time might be wholly ruined, wherefore I inquired of one of the 
neighbors vntii whom the above inventory was left for her, to be by her 
exhibited into the Courte, who iniormed me of tfie state of things so farr 
as was with him and brought me the paper, wherefore I thought it neoes^ 
sary to give j^ouf worsbq) this account, that ye fatherless may be cared for. 
I also i^ule mquiry for a suitable person that may, if ye Courte see meete, 
be trusted with power of Adms. to secure the estate, at least the land, for 
the sons. I have not spoken with ye woman^ bat have sent to her by her 
brother to inform her that I would take care to send the inventory to 
yourself diat she mig^t appear before yourself if she hath ought to say. 
The person tiiat is, so larf as I know, most suiiaUe to be trusted with tiiis 
affair is John Willy, the woman's broAer and ^wn uncle to the fatherless 
children, a sober, discreet man, one that I believe will be faitfiful to his 
trust There is, I am informed, since the taloBg of the inventory, a £40 
right in tfie undivided land on the east side of the river in Haddam Town- 
ship, aad am also informed tiiat she haih recetved £3, being part of her 
portion out of her fadher's estate, (since) her husband's estate, that is not 
in tfie above inventory. That I have grven your worships a faithful ac- 
count so farr as is with me, hoping you wHI take eaie of the matter at 



70 PB0BATB RBCOBD& VOL. VII, 

the next opportunity, that that which is right may be done, both to ye 
widow and the fatherless, I rest yours to command. John Chapman. 
Haddam, 20th, 1700. 

Court Record, Page 8 — 10 March, 1700-1: An inventory of the 
estate of John Griffe, of Haddam, was sent up to this Court by Capt 
John Chapman, of sd. town, but no person appearing to make oath or 
to aocq>t of Adms., the matter is deferred until the adjourned Court in 
April next, and that the widow be cited up to Court in order to the set- 
tlement thereof. 

Page 161 (Vol. VIII) 2 November, 1713: This Court grant letters 
of Adms. on the estate of Jchn Griffee, late of Haddam deed., unto John 
Griffee, eldest son. 

Page 165 — 17 December, 1713: John Griffee, of Haddam, Adms., 
exhibited now in this Court an account of his Adms : 

i 8 d 
Paid in debts and charges, a-io-oo 

There remains to be distributed, 36^)0-00 

Adding his right in the Commons or undivided lands, 27-10-00 

To John a double portion; to Thomas and Mdietabell, to each of 
them, a single portion. And appoint Capt. Thomas Gates, John Booge 
and John Spencer, dist. 

Page I7^ist March, 1713-14: Report of the dist, and this Court 
grant John Griffee a Quietus Est. 



Page 108-9-10-11-12. 

Oriswoldy OMrge, Bm., Windsor. Died September, 1704. Invt 
£362-08-00. Taken 2 October, 1704, by Timothy Phelps, Joseph Gris- 
wold and Benajah Holoomb. 

An agreement made by the widow and children of George Griswold, 
Sen., late of Windsor, deed., for the division and settlement of his estate : 
Whereas, by tfie overruling providence of God our bond, father, George 
Griswold, Sen.; of Windsor, hath departed this life and left a considerable 
part of his estate not made over unto his wife and children by will or 
otherwise, according to law, but left a draught drawn, unsubscribed or 
witnessed, wherein is expressed how he would have sd. estate distributed 
to his sd. wife and surviving posterity hereinafter nominated : We there^ 
fore whose names are subscribed, bemg heirs or legatees linto the estate 
fore mentioned, for the settlement of sd. estate and maintenance of peace 
and Idve one with another, have come to this agreement with and amongst 
ourselves, if it shall please the Hond. Court to grant us a confirmation: 
1st We agree in general that what our honoured father's will was, as ex- 
pressed in the writing fore mentioned, excepting in some few particu- 
lars, shall stand. It is agreed that Daniel Griswold, eldest son, shall, after 



ITOO TO 171a FSOBATE RBOQ|tD& 71- 

our honoured mother's decease, have (xie parcel of marsh land in Sims- 
bury, under the mountain; also oot parcel lying in the bounds of New. 
London, and also }i of the upland which was J(rim Tinker's, which be« 
kmsed to our father, and that which was our father's part at the Grisf 
Mill. We also agree that sd. Daniel shall have a peice of woodland in 
Quarry Field. Whereas, it is said a parcel of land in New London 
bounds, it seems, was a mistake, but it is our father's right to a parcel of 
land made over to him by our grandfather Griswold as a grant from 
the General Court in Kiltingworm Town. And that Thomas Griswold 
shall have out of our father's estate ^ of the upland belonging to Tinker's 
farm, i acre. We agree that George Griswold shall have a parcel of land 
bounding south and east by Ensign Griswold, and from the highway loo 
rods in length, and in breadth 5 rods, with the house which stands on it 
We further agree that John uriswold shall possess one parcel of land 
bounded soutiierly by Andrew Moore, northerljr by the way which leads 
to Simsbury. Also agreed, that Benjamin Gnswold, besides what land 
he hath in possession, formerly given to sd. Benjamin by deed, shall have 
also in reversion one parcel of land in the Third Meadow. Also agreed, 
that Edward Griswold, son to Edward Griswold deed., shall have £20 
paid to him, and the gr. daughter Abinil Griswold 40 Shillings, and to 
have the south end of the house called Benjamin's house. Also, tfiat the 
two daughters, Mary Cooly and Deborah Moore, shall have their portion 
out of the estate now divided. It is also further agreed, that our honoured 
modier, Mary Griswold, shall have during her natural life the use and 
improvement of the dwelling house, bam, and orchards and lands which 
our father had in possession at his death, with the moveaUe estate and 
household goods, cattle, sheep, swine and com, and our father's part of 
the Come Mill, or what shall be meet for her comfortable subsistence, 
while she livetti. Now, that this is our mutual agreement, wee signify 
by our subscribing our Hands and fixing our Seals. 

Mary Griswold, ls. 
Daniel Griswold^ ls. 
Thomas Griswold, LS. 
George Griswold, ls. 
Attest : Matthew Attyn, Justice, John Griswold, ls. 

WiUiam Whiting, Clerk. Benjamin Griswold, ls. 

Edward Griswold, ls. 
Abigail Griswold, ls. 
Joseph Qx>ly, ls. 
Thomas Moore, ls. 

And we do all agree to abide by the awarde of Joseph Wadsworth, 
Mattficw Allyn and Joseph Barnard. 9 November, 1704. 

Court Record, Page 61 — 10 November, 1704: This Court grant 
Adms. unto Daniel and Gmrge Griswold. Recc^. £300. Joseph Uooly 
and Thomas Moore, who married two other of the daughters, all per- 
sonally 'a{>peared befbre this Court and acknowledged the same to be. their 



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free act and deed, and fbe widow acknowledged (he same before Matthew 
Allyn, Esq.» Jtistioe of the Peace* Allowed, ratifed and confirmed. 

Page 7S^-7 March, 1705*6: Report of the Adma. 

^H^ 36 (Vol. VIII) 2 July, 171 1 : The Court grant Daniel and 
George Gtiswold a Quietus Est. 



Page 210. 

Bail| Joiln, Windaor. Invt £56-01-01. Taken 25 Janu»7, 1708-9, 
by James Enno, Jr., and John Bissell. 

Court Record, Page 120--24 January, 1708-9: This Court grant 
Adms. on the estate of John Hail, late of Windsor deed., carpenter, unto 
Samuel Barber, Sen. 

Page 125 — 4 April, 1709: Samuel Barber being now deceased, thia 
Court appoint Enoch Drake Adms. 

Page 136—5 December, 1709 : The Adms. is ordered to sell land to 
pay the debts. 

Page 15 (VoL VIII) 5 June, 1710: Whereas, this Court, isth No- 
vember, 1709^ did order ana direct £noch Drake of Windsor, Adms. on 
the estate of John Hale, carpenter, deed., to sell all the lands belonging to 
that estate, for the payment of the debts, to the best bidder that should 
appear to buy and purchase the same, and whereas the sd. Enoch Drake 
hath given public notice that the land was so to be sold, and thereupon 
noboc^ hath yet aweared or offered to buy the sd. land, but the sd. Enoch 
Drake hath now offered to take the sd. lands himself and to pay for them 
the value jthereon set in die inventory. Accepted by the Court. 

Page 217 (VoL X). 6 May, 1729: Whereas, it as represented that 
there is some estate belonging to Jdm Haill, sometime of Windsor, that 
never yet has been brought into any inventory, and the Adms. on the es- 
tate, viz., Enock Drake, has omitted to cause the same to be done and 
has n^lected to finish his accompt of Adms. on sd. estate, and the heirs 
moving to this Court by Thomas Remington, their attorney, that Adms. 
may be granted to him sd. Remington to make and bring to diis Court an 
invt of such estate of sd. John Haill that has not been yet inventoried, in 
order fot a dist to and amongst the heirs : This Court grant Adms. to 
Thomas Remington. 

Page 30-1-2-3. 

BttVlt, Oapi Dafitel, Middletown. Invt. £501-09-00. Taken 19 
December, 1701, by William Sumner, John Hamlin and Isfahiah Wct- 

more. Will dated 13 Mardi, 1698^: 

I, Dmlel Haffia, Sen., of Mid^etown, do make this my last will and 
teitament 1 give to my son Daniel all diat k>tt he now dwells on, ex- 
cepfhitf only that part already disposed of to Comfort Starr. Also the 



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remamder of that k>tt lying to the southward of the Town, about 12 acres ; 
also 1 parcel of land lying at Pecowsett ; also ^ of my great lot abutting 
on Farmington and Wetl^sfield bounds, to be equally parted in the mid- 
dle of the lott north and south, and my son Daniel to take his choice. Item. 
I give to my son Thomas Harris all that parcel of land which he now 
stands possessed of, as by deed of gift is specified. Item. I ^ve unto my 
son William Harris all those parcels of land as by deed of gift are speci- 
fied. Item. I give unto my son John Harris my now dwelling house, 
bam, barnyards, orchards, gardens and indosures now belonging to my 
home. Also so much of my land not incl<»ed as reaches from my south 
fence to my son Thomas Harris and John Cook's north line; abtitting on 
Kirby's land west and on Isaac Johnson's land east Also i parcel of land 
in Hop Swamp, about 26% acres. Also my negro Mengo, to be whoUv 
at his dispose for and during tfie term of 20 years after the date hereot, 
provided that my sd. son Jran shall provide for myself and my wife all 
such comfortable and convenient maintenance, both for food and i^ysic, 
rayment, lodging, firing and what else shall be comfortably and conven- 
iently necessary for our comfortable being during our natural lives. And 
accordingly to take the estate I now stand possessed of into his care, cus« 
tody and management, to improve the same to the best advantage for his 
and our. comforts, and then at our decease to stand lawfully seized and 
possessed of each and every particular given to him in this my last will. 
I give to my daughter Mary Johnson one parcel of land in my farm, 65 
acres. I give to my daughter Elizabeth the other half of my lott abutting 
(HI Wetbersfield and Farmington bounds, after my son Daniel has taken 
his choice ; also to my daughter Elizabeth that 2 acres of land in Middle- 
town whidi I bought of Joseph Bull of Hartford. I give to my daughter 
Hannah Cook all those two parceb of land which by a deed of gift are 
already certified. I give unto my grandchild Thankfull Bidwell one par- 
cel of land lying in my farm, 133 acres, which is my last division in my 
farm. I give unto my ^randdiild Abiell one parcel of land in my farm, 43 
acres. Also it is my wdl that if either or both of these my grandchildren 
shall decease before they come to the age of 18 vears or the time of their 
marriage, Aat the lands given to them shall fall to their parents, that is, 
Abiell's to her mother (my daughter Elizabeth), and Thankfull Bidwdl's 
to her father (my son*-in-law), Samuel Bidwell. Also I commit the sd. 
Abidl unto the care and custody of my son John Harris until she attain 
Ae age of 18 years or tiie time of her marriage. I appoint my son John 
Harris and my son-in-law Samuel Bidwell joint executors, hereby giving, 
rati^rmg and confirming to my sd. son-in-law Samuel Bidwell what in re- 
version was to have been my daughter Sarah's. 

Witness : Daniel Johnson, Daniel HAttRts, ls. 

Alexander ttollo. 

Coort Record, Page 24— 1st Jantiary, 1701-2: Will proven. 
iPage 39 (Vol. VIII) 9 NovMiber, 1711 : Mr. John Harris of Mid- 
dletown, executor of the last will of Capt Daniel Harris (his the said 



74 PROBATB RECORDS. VOL. VU, 



John's father), late of Middletown deed., presented to this Court a 
bution of some remaining part of the estate. Allowed, and to be kept oa 
file. 

Page 40—19 November, 171 1 : Isaac Johnson objects against the dist 
The Court order them to present reasons. 

Page 69— -8 April, 171 2: Whereas, Daniel Harris and Isaac Johnson 
of MiddUetown did summon and cite John Harris and Samuel Bidwell of 
said Middletown to appear before this Court of Probate, as executors to 
the last will of Capt. Daniel Harris, late of sd. Middletown deed., to an- 
swer the complaint of sd. Daniel Harris and Isaac Johnson, wherefore die 
said John Harris and Samuel Bidwell have not performed the trust com- 
mitted to them, in n^lecting to set out to them their legacies according 
to the said will of the deed., upon consideration whereof tfiis Court are of 
opinion that this case is not cognizable before this Court, and therefore do 
dismiss the same and do declare that this case is proper and cognizable 
before the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, and therefore have considered 
that die said John Harris and Samuel Bidwell shall recover their costs 
of this Court, and cost allowed is fifteen shillings money, and this Court 
do order that execution be issued forth upon tlus order. 



Page I. 

Hairis, ThamM. Died 24 August, itoo. Invt ii86KXM>3. Taken 
4 September, 1700, by John Hall and William Ward. One daughter, 
Mary, 5 years of age. 

Court Record, Page x— S September, 1700: Adms. to Mrs. Tabithy 
Harris, the relict; Isaac Johnson, Sen., surety. 



Pag« 53- 

Hajat, XUiabtfli,Farmington. Invt iaa-io-oo. Taken 2 April, 1703, 
by Samuel Hooker and Samuel Cowles. 

Court Record, Page 41-— 7 April, 1703 : Joseph Lancton of Farm- 
ington exhibited invt of the estate of Elizabeth Hayes, the daughter of 
Deacon John Lancton, formerly of Farmington, deed., and moved this 
Court for a distribution. Opposed by Luke Hayes and deferred. 

Dist File : 7 September, 1703 : An agreement between Luke Hayes 
and Joseph Lancton : It is agreed by and between Luke Hayes of Farm- 
ingtown, in the Colony of Cmnecticut, in New England, of the one part 
and Joseph LangtcHi, of the sd. Farmington, for and in behalf of himself 
and as attorney to the heirs of his brother Samuel Lancton deed., of the 
other part, for a division and partition of the estate of the late wife of the 
sd. Hayes, sister of the sd. Langton, as follows : That is to sa^, that the 
sd. Luke Hayes, his heirs and assigns are forever to have and enjpy half an 



1700 TO I7IO. PBOBATE RECORDS. 75 

acre of land where his ( ) house now stands^ to be set out as 

they have agreed ; and the said Joamh Langton, for himself and the heirs 
of bis brother as aforesd., doth hereby relinquish and release to sd. Hayes 
all his and their right and title thereunto; and tfiat the sd. Joseph Lang- 
ton^ his heirs and assigns^ and the heirs of his sd. brother Samuel de- 
ceased, shall forever have and enjoy all the rest of the land belonging to 
the sd. Luke Hayes his wife deceased, and that ever did or ought to belong 
to her. And the sd. Luke Hayes doth by these presents relinquish and re- 
lease all his right, title and interest thereunto unto the sd. Joseph Langton, 
his heirs and assigns, and unto the heirs of the sd. Samuel Langton afore- 
sd. 

Witness : Thomas Sheldon, Luke Hayes, ls. 

Caleb Stanly, Jr. Joseph X Langton, ls. 

Court Record, Page 46—8 Sq)tember, 1703 : Ap;reement presented 
in Court respecting the estate that did beloxig to Elizabeth Hayes, late 
wife of Luke Hayes, late of Farmington deceased. Accepted* 



Page 136-7. 

Hayma, Mra, Sarah, Widow, Hartford. Will dated 17 February, 
1697-8: I, Sarah Haynes, of Hartford, do dispose of my estate as fc4- 
loweth: I give to my grandchild Abigail Pierpont £50, 30 pounds of it 
to be paid out of that money which I paid to Mrs. Wilson for Mr. Pier- 
pont, and £20 pounds in money by my executor. I give to my other two 
grand-children, Joseph and Sarah Haynes, £50 to each. I give to my 
daughter, MabeU Haynes, iio; to my daughter, Mary Haynes, £20. I 
give to my son Jchn Haynes my lands at Hoccanum, reserving* one-third 
of the profits of them to my daughter Mabell during life. Of the rest of 
my estate, I give a-3 to my son John Haynes and 1-3 to my daughter Ma- 
bell, my son John mynes to be sole executor. Sarah Haynes^ ls. 
Witness: Samuel WUlis, 

Caleb Stanly, Sen; 

Court Record, Page 74 — 19 December, 1705 : John Haynes of Hart- 
ford exhibited will, rroven. Also informed this Court that there had 
never yet been a division made of the household goods of his father, Mr. 
Joseph Haynes, deed. Therefore he cannot make a perfect invt. pf the 
estate of his late mother, deceased, she having some interest and share in 
tfiem. This Court appoint Mr. Richard Lord, Hezekiah Willis and Sam- 
uel Spencer, Sen., to make a division and distribution according to the 
will of Mr. Joseph Haynes deed. 

Page 177 (Vol. Vni) 8 February, 1713-14: Mr. John Read (atty. 
for Mr. Jamjss Pierpont and his daughter, Mrs. Abigail Pierpont, of Nbw 
Haven) moved this Court that whereas Mr. Joseph Haynes and Mrs* 
Sarah Haynes, late of Hartford, deed, respectively, in their lives' time 
did make wills and dispose of their estate, and constituted executors for 



76 PBOBATE KECOBD& VOL. VU, 

the due execution of their sd. wills, and the sd. executors are now since 
departed this Ufe, not having finished their woiic as executors of the sd. 
wills, that letters of Adms. on the several estates of the sd. deed, might 
be granted Cum TestameHto atmeso unto some person or persons as Sun 
Court shall think meet : Dedssion deferred until ist Monday of Maurch 
next 

Fkge 191-^16 April, 1714: Mrs. Mary Haynes, wife of John 
Haynes, is notified hy tiiis Court to appear at the next hearing, relating to 
granting letters of Adms. on the estate of Mr. Joseph Haynes, that she 
may have opportunity to object. 



Records of Court of Assistants, Vol. II, P^ ^4^7, Secretary of 

State's Office. 

Hemited, Jodnuty New London. Will dated 7 October, 1683 : I, 
Joshua Hemsted, of New Londcm, do make this my last will and testa- 
ment : I give unto my wife Elizabeth one-third of my personal estate for- 
ever, and the use of one-third of my real estate during widowhood. I give 
to my son Joshua Hempsted my house, housing and home lott, excg>ting 
two acres, which I give to my four dau&ifaters, Elizabeth, Mary, Phebe 
and Hannah, to each one-half acre, out or my home lott, to be laid out to 
them equally, and to butt upon the street near William Chapman's whidi 
goes to tfie Meeting House, the eldest daughter to front next the street 
at tiie upper comer next the Meeting House, Mary to have the second por» 
tion fronting the street, Phebe to have the third half acre, and Hannah 
the youngest daughter, to be at the west comer. I give to my son Joshua 
that 200 acres of land which iyedi at Mystick, which Father Robert Hem- 
sted gave me, 8 acres on the west side of Mystick River, 6% acres of salt 
marsh huid remaining at the head of Breame Cove, and 26 acres bought 
of Samuel Spencer. I give to my four daughters that X50 acres of land 
on the east side of Queenabaug River, 100 I bought of Capt. John Mason 
and 50 acres of Morgan Bowers. Also, land promised by Owaneco, 100 
acres, to adjoin the 150 acres. If this promise be performed, this land I 

J:ive to my four daughters. And if that farm be enjoyed which was given 
dm and I^iel Stubbins by Uncas, joining unto Jeremiah Addams's 
farm, wherein myself, Charles Hill and Abell Moore were to be equal 
partners witfi them, then my son Joshua shall have a farm of 200 acres 
out of my proportion; and if there be a surplus, I will it be divided 
amongst my four daughters. 

Witness : Charles Hill, Joshua Heicsted. 

Robert Douglas. 

Page 7t-^Joshua Hemsted, of New London, beutff aggrieved widi 
the act of die Court of Probates holden at New London, 1st October, 
1706, ill their denial to allow a will which he presented to diem to be the 
last win and testament of his deceased lather, Joshua Hemsted, bearing 



1700 TO I7IO. BMKATB tBOORMi 77 

4Ute Ttb October, 1683, with teatiinooy of CSiarka Hin» Recorder of New 
London, who wrote &t wiU from dictatioo of sd. Jothua Hemated, tiie 
testator, and alao the testunoov of Robert Dougias, a witness to the will, 
this Court now approve the will and appoint Elizabeth, relict (now Eliza- 
beth Edgecomb), of sd. testator, Adms. with will soneaced- And order 
to pay die danglers bom since the will was made their portions of the 
estate equal to the daughters bom before the will was made^ 

Page 143 — II October, 1709 : John Edgecomb, of New London, who 
had married the relict Elizabeth, appeared to oppose the probatine of the 
will, which was before the Court of Assistants upon an appeal from an 
adverse decision by the Probate Court of New London. The Court of 
Assistants decree die will to be valid, revdce the power of Adms. which 
was granted Elizabeth Edgecomb, and do now grant letters of Adms. to 
Joshua Hemsted with the will annexed. And whereas, there were two 
daughters of the said Joshua Hemsted, deceased, viz.. Patience and Lucy, 
bora since the time of makeing the will, who had l^;al right to a portion 
of sd. estate, and to whom sd. Court of Assistants, held at Hartford ist 
May, 1707, did order a part, the sd. Joshua Hemsted, their brother, hav- 
ing paid and satisfied them, this Court do allow and approve the same. 



Page 186. 

Higlqr, John, Middlelown. Invt £107-09-03. Taken 28 December, 
1688, and 4 Deccsnber, 1693, by John Hall, Praiicis Whitmore and Na- 
tluttiiel Stow. 

Court Record, Page los — i March, 1707-8: Adms. to Edward 
Higby, one of the sons of John Higby deed., his mother Rebedcah Higf^, 
relict of the said deed, and late Adms. on the said estate, being dead. A 
former inventory was ordered recorded. 



Page 105-6-7. 



Hill, IhomaSy Ben. (Joiner), Hartford. Invt £175-01-03. Taken 
by John Merrells, Sen., and Thomas King. Will dated 13 June, 1704. 

I, Thomas Hill of Hartford, do make this my last will and testa- 
ment: I give unto my wife Mary the one*half of all my estate, housing 
amd lands, movable and unmovable, real and personal, to be at her own 
dispose during the term of her natural life. I give unto my son Thomas 
the other half of all my estate, and after my wife's decease I give unto mf 
aforesaid son Tliomas the other half of m^ estate, real and personal, 
which I have herein given to my wife during her natural life, my son 
Thomas paying such l^iades as I shaH appoint him. My will is tfiat my 
son John be learned to read and write well, and also that he be put forth 
apprentice to some good trade. And when my son John shall attain to 
the age of 2X years, I order my son Thomas to pay unto him £10 in cur- 



7$ PBOBATB RECORDS. VOL. VII» 

rent country pay. Further, I order my son Thomas to pay unto his sister 
Mary Dudley 40 shillings, and unto his sister Elizabeth Dudley 40 shil- 
lings. I give to my daughter Sarah ^5, to be paid her by my son Thomas 
wtei she shall attain the age of 22 years. I appoint my wife and my son 
Thomas sole executors* 

Witness: Ebeneser Hopkins, Thomas HaL, ls. 

Edward Allyn. 

Court Record, Page 59—7 September, 1704 : Will proven. 



Page 174. 

Hill, Thomas, Jr., Hartford. Invt iiO4-04«oi. Taken 21 March, 
1706-7, by Gerrard Spencer, Sen., and Daniel Merrells. 

Court Record, Page 04 — 2 June, 1707 : This Court grant Adms. on 
the sd estate unto Ann Hill, the relict and widow, and ^ames Steele. 

Page 107 (Vol. VIII) 6 January, 1712-13: This Court order the 
Oeiic to cite Ann Foster of I^utford, Adms. on the estate of Thomas 
Hill, Jr., late of Hartford, deed., that she appear before ttie Court of Pro- 
bate to be holden at Hartford on the'xst Monday of February next ensue- 
ing and render an account of her Adms. on that estate. 

Page III — 2 February, 1712-13: This Court grant letters of Adms. 
unto Edward Foster of Hartford, Adms. being formerly commited to 
the widow, who hath not finished her Adms. on sd. estate. 

Page 253 — 2 May, 1715 : Edward Foster, Adms., exhibits an account 
of debts due from the estate and rq>orts that the personal property is not 
sufficient to pay the debts, 

Pag« 33 (Vol. IX) 4 June, 1717: Edward Foster, Adms., now ex- 
hibits an account of his Adms., which is allowed. 

Page 88—12 December, 1718: This Court appoint Edward Foster 
and Ann his wife guardians to Thomas and Susannah Hill, minor chil- 
dren of Thomas Hill, late of Hartford, deed., Recog. iso. 

Page 116 — 5 January, 1719-20: Edward and Ann Foster are ap- 
pointed by this Court to be guardians to Thomas Hill, 14 years of age, 
and Susannah Hill, age about 12 years; children of Thomas Hill, late 
deed. Recog., £ 100. 

Page 117 (Vol. X) 1st February, 1725-6: Edward Foster, guardian 
unto Thomas Hills, late of Hartford, who died at Suffield, exhibited an 
account of guardianship whilst he (the sd. Thomas Hill) continued in his 
sidmess, amounting to the sum of £31-06-04, which by this Court is al- 
lowed. And Susannah Hills, sister of sd. deed., appeared and claimed 
what estate is belonging to sd. deed., and offered to pay the sum above 
mentioned. And upon the sd. Susannah giving security for the payment of 
sd. £31-06-04 unto sd. Edward Foster, this Court do direct and advise 
Daniel Merrells and Obadiah Spencer to pass over and convey tiie estate 
in lands that they purchased of Mr. Ebenezer Devotion by order of Gen- 



— IIW 



1700 TO I7IO. PROBATE KECOBOS. 79 

eral Court holden at Hartford, May, I7i8» for the sd. Thomas and Su- 
sannah, unto the sd. Susannah to be to her, her heirs and assigns forever. 

SusantuA Hills before this Court declared thai she had no demands 
to make upon Edward Foster, and the sd. Foster declared that he had no 
demands to make upon the sd. Susannah as his ward, and do discharge 
each other from all demands whatsoever under the capacities aforesd. 



Invt in Vol Vin, Page 31. 

HblUftor, LaanUy Wethersfield. lavt £360-16^)9. Taken 28 No- 
vember, 1709 by James Steele and Thomas Chester. 

Court Record, ^age 135 — 15 November, 1709. This Court ^ant 
letters of Adms. on the estate of sd. Lazarus, deed., unto John Hollister, 
Jr., son of John Hollister of Glastonbury, and unto Jonathan Hollister of 
WethersfiekL 

Page 82 (Vol. VIII) 2 June, 1712 : John Hollister of Glastonbury 
and Jonathan Ilollister of Wethersfield exhibit an account of dieir Adms. 
and move for a dist The Court order the Qerk to issue notification to 
the relations to appear and be heard* 

Page 85 — y July, 1712: Whereas, by the accompt of Adms. the 

£ s d 
amount of Inventory is : 272-06-09 

Paid in debts and charges, 69-00-07 

There remains to be distributed, 203-06-06 

To Mrs. Mary Welles of Strattford, a sister, 33*17-08 1-6 

To the heirs of Mr. John Hollister, 33-17-08 1-6 

To the heirs of Thomas Hollister^ 33-17-08 1-6 

To the heirs of Stephen Hollister, 33-17-08 1-6 

To tfie heirs of Elizabeth Hollister (otherwise Wells), 33-17-08 1-6 
To the heirs of Sarah Hollister, alias Baker, of Northampton, 33-17-08 1-6 

And appoint Thomas Chester, Edward Bulkeley and James Patterson 
dist This Court now grant John Hollister and Jonathan Hollister, Adms., 
a Quietus Est. 

Page 89— xst September, 1712: John Hollister, joynt Adms. with 
Elizabeth Hollister, daughter of John Hollister, Sen., with will annexed, 
appealed from the decree of the Court of July last ps^t, for a dist. of part 
of the estate of Lazarus Hollister. The reason assigned is ttiat the sd. 
J<dm HoUister's part of the sd. Lazarus Hollister's estate ought to be dist. 
to sd. Elizabeth, it being bequeathed to sd. Elizabeth by the sd. John Hol- 
Uster in his last will and testament. 

Page 94 — 3 November, 1712: This Court, for sundry reasons, do 
defer the consideration and determination hereupon until the ist Monday 
of December next. And this Court order that no dist. be made of John 
HoUister's part until such determination be had. 



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Pdge 99— I9t December, i jria ; This Court do now resolve and order 
that the sd. John Hollister's p^rt of wi. estate shall be dist and set out to 
the sd. Elunbeth, anything in the sd. order of 7th July to the contrary not- 
withstanding. 

Page 19$ — 91 March* 1712*13 : This Court do now order that the 
land and real estate of which Lazarus HoUister died seized or that does 
in any way belong to his estate shall be dist. and divided to and among the 
surviving brothers and sisters and their legal representatives according 
to an order or decree of this Court held here on the 7th of July last past, 
any other act or decree of the Court, of Probate holden since the sd. 7th 
July to the contrary notwithstanding, and appoint George Stilman, David 
Goodrich and James Patterson dtstnbotors. And John Hollist^ appealed 
to the Superior Court, 

Page 204-*8 June, 1714: J<^ Hollister of G)astonbus7 appearing 
now before this Court and moving that whereas the dist, who were ap- 
pointed to dist. the estate of Lazarus Hollister, as appeared by the decree 
of this Court of the 21st March, 1712-13, did not go through wkh that woric 
in setting out to the heirs of Lt. Thomas Hollister their part of the sd. estate 
in particular among them as called coUatterall heirs, viz., Joseph Hollister, 
Abijah Hollister and Mary Harris, children of the sd. Thomas HoUister, 
their respective shares in severalty, do now order that the sd. dist shall 
again proceed and set out to the sd. Joseph, Abijah and Mary their re- 
spective shares in severalty according to sd. former decree. 



Page 34- 

HoUisler, Lt Thomas, Wethersfield. Died 8 November, 1701. Invt. 
£369-12-06. Taken 19 December, 1701, by Benjamin Churchill, Isaac 
Boreman and Samuel Wright. 

Court Record, Page 23-^9th December, 1701 : Adms. is granted to 
Elizabeft the relict and Thomas the eldest son. Walter Harris of Glas- 
tonbury and John Williams of Wethersfield, sureties for £150. 

Page 25—9 March, 1701-2: Invt eadiibited by Elizabeth the relict, 
who made oath that she had truly presented the estate that her deed, hus- 
band died seized of in his own right and as Adms. on the estate of Amos 
Williams deed, John Hollister, a son of Lt. Thomas HoUister, deed., chose 
Jdm Hollister, son of John Hollister of Glastonbury, to be his guardian ; 
and Joseph Hollister, son of Lt. Thomas Hollister, deed., diose Walt^ 
Harris to be his guardian. This Court order a dist of the estate and ap- 
point Ensign Jonathan Boreman and Jonathan Ryly to dist. the estate 
accordingly. 

Page 28 — 12 March, 1701-2: Adms. to Thomas Hollister revo&ed; 
Mrs. Elizabeth Hollister to be sole Adms. Recog., £150. 

Dist. File, 1702*3: Estate of Lt Thomas Hollister: to Thomas, to 
Jonathan, to John, to Walter Harris in right of his wife Mary, to John 
Williams in right of his wife Sarah, to John Hollister in right of his 



'T% '^ * 



1700 TO 171a PftOIATft UOOHK. 81 



Abiful, md to the widow. By Jonathan Boreman, Jomthan RUey 
and Natluniel Footer. 



Bicllj6k% Ikontf. Comt Record, Page 54—9 March, 1703-4: 
Thomas Holyoke, whom Capt Richards brought out of England, appeared 
in Court and made choice of Capt Joseph Wadsworth for his guardian, 
which choioe this Court approve and confirm. 



Page 95- 

ApvwiD, Sarah, Wethersfiekl, Indian woman. Invt ^5-13-00. Ta- 
ken 22 April, 1704, by James Treat and Benjamhi Gilbert 

Court Record, Page 56 — 26 May, 1704: Adms. granted to Joseph 
Belden. 

Pag^ 59—7 September, 1704 : Report of the Adms. 

Page 73—^ December, 1705 : Dist to her relatives, to Robin Mas^ 
shoot, to Sarah Onepenny and Munnumquask. 



Pag« 74-5-6- 



HopUm, Stephmi, Hartford« Died 11 October, 1703: Invt £538* 
10-08. Taken ist November, 1703, by John Shq>herd, Edward AUyn and 
James Steele. 

Court Record, Page 49—6 November, 1703: Adms. is granted to 
Mrs. Hi^nnah Hopkins the relict, with Ebenezer Hq>kins. 

Page 60--8 November, i;?04: Adms. account rendered and ac- 
cepted. 

Page 61 — 16 November, 1704: This Court appoint Hannah Hop- 
kins, widow, to be guardian to Thomas Hopkins, her son ; and Sarah Hop- 
kins, one of the (fatughters of Stephen Hc^kins, deed., diose Ebenezer 
Hopkins to be her guardian. Also Rachel, anodier dangfhler, and Joseph, 
a son, chose Ebenezer Hopkins to be their guardian. Approved. 

Dist File: as November, 1704: Dist of tbt estate of Stephen Hop- 
kins as f oUowetfa : 



i s d 
To the Widow, I54-I7«oo 

To Thomas, 148-13-10 



£ a d 
To Sarah, 7^-09^$ 

To Rachel, 73-09-05 



And appmit Ctprian Nicc^ and Capt Aaron Cooke to dist the estate. 



Page 165-6-7-^ 

HiiiMni, Anfboiur, 8«il, Windsor. Died 4 January, 1706-7. Invt 
£984-09^. Taken 8 January, 1706-7, bv John Moore, Sen., Matthew Al- 
lyn and Samuel Moore. Will dated ist May, 1704 : 



82 PBOEATB RBC(W>& VOL. VII, 

I, Anthony Hoskins, Sen., of Windsor, being grown ancient, doc 
make this my last will and testament : I give to my now wife Mary the 
£40 that before marriage I obliged myself to give her, as also the im- 
provement of the north end of the house I purchased of Tahan Grant, 
during her widowhood. I give unto my son John Hoskins a double por- 
tion of my estate, and in consideration that he hath lived with me and 
been very careful! of me and helpf ull to me in my aged state, my will is that 
he should have £20 added to it And if I live any considerable time after 
the ratification of this will, my mind is that he shall have further added 
£10. I give to him my dwelling house and bam and my homested and 
orchard, about 10 acres ; also in tiie Great Meadow 5 acres. And after my 
decease the rest of the sd. parcel of land, being about 10 acres, which I 
purchased of Samuel Famsworth, also 17 acres of woodland on the north 
side of the Rivulet at Rocky Hill, bought of Samuel Gardner of Salem, I 
also give to my said son John Hoskins. I give to Robert Hoskins, my son, 
all mv land at Simsbury, the homelott, 4 acres, and 16 acres of meadow 
that I had of John Owen ; also 4 acres, a homelott, and 20 acres of meadow 
which I purdiased of Ckpt Benjamin Newbery, and 10 acres of upland 
the Towne gave me ; also my share in the Commons. I give to my son 
Thomas Hoskins the homelott and orchard I bought of Simon Mills, 
about 7 acres, and 10 acres of upland in the woods. I give him in the 
Great Meadow 3 acres bought of Alexander Allyn, mercl^t, and I give 
him all that he owes me. I give unto my son Anthony Hoskins all the land 
I have at Greenfield, 10 acres of which I bought of Josiah Clarke, and of 
Nathan Messenger I bought 10 acres more ; and also the marsh at Wash 
Brooke which I purchased of Messenger ; as also I give him the £12 cash 
I paid for him to Stedman as attorney for Mrs. Wilson of Hartford. I 
give to my son Joseph Hoskins the house and h<»nested I bought of Tahan 
Grant, excepting the north end of the house, which he is not to have dur- 
ing my wive's widowhood. Also, I give unto him my lott on the east side 
of the Great River which I had of John Witchfic^, being 30 rods in 
breadth and holding the same breadth 3 miles. I give unto my daughter 
Grace Eglestone :^; also give her 15 acres of land near Miles Hole. 
I also give unto my daughter Jane Alford i6o, to be paid her as to my 
other daughter, besides what I have already given her. I give to my de^ 
ceased daughter Isabdl Alford all that I have already given her and a 
shillings pay. My mind is that all should have the privilege of the 
Commons. I have yet undisposed of I2>^ acres in the Great Meadow and 
also 8 acres at Podunk. Now my will is that this undisposed land and my 
stock and moveables should goe toward the payment of my wive's £40, 
and to my daughters' £i2K>-02-oo. I appoint my son John Hoskins and my 
son Jeremiah Alford executors. I desire William Phelps, son of Capt 
Timothy Phelps, and Samuel Moore to be overseers. 

Witness : Henry tVolcott, Sen., Anthony X Hoskins Sen., ls. 

Samuel IVokott. 



I 



SfiS*= 



1700 TO I7IO. PROBATE RECORDS. 83 

Court Record, Page 89 — ^3 February, 1706-7: Will and Invt. ex- 
hibited, but Antfiony and ^hn Hoskins, two of the sons of the deed., 
prayed the G)urt that the will be not proved. * 

Page 90—3 March, 1706-7 : In Court, no further objections being of- 
fered, the will was proven. 

Page 90. 

HoiuWi William, Glastonbury. Invt. ii 19-13-04. Taken 22 Febru- 
ary, 1703-4, by Joseph Smith and Thomas Hale, Sen. The children : John, 
age 30 years ; Sarah Smith, 28 ; Mary Hale, 26 ; Anne House, 20 ; William 
House, 19 ; Joseph House, 16 years of age. 

Page 316 (Vol. IX, Probate Side) : An agreement for the division of 
the estate of William House, late deed. : We, Joseph Smith and Thomas 
Hale Jr., who married two of the daughters of the above sd. William 
House, have since the death of our father received £3 apeice, with which, 
besides what we received before his death, we acknowledge ourselves fully 
satisfied. Ann House has received out of the estate £20. William and 
Joseph House has assigned, set over and confirmed to them by the gen- 
eral consent and concurrence of their guardians, overseers and brethren 
and sisters, 66 acres of land at the east end of their father's land, some 
whereof is cleared and has been improved, and also the house their father 
dwelt in, whidi house and parcel of land is equally to be divided betwixt 
them. Tohn House has, by general consent, 33 acres of land at the west 
end of his father's land, which sd. John is to improve the land belonging 
to the two youngest brethren till tfiey come to the age of 21 years, he also 
to pay the debts due from his father's estate and to take the remainder of 
the moveables to his own proper use. We having agreed, received and 
had set over unto us out of our father's estate, then be it known 
that we and every of us do forever release, remise and quitclaim to any 
part or parcel of our honoured fadier's estate, deceased, besides what we 
have received, assigned and set over to us in the premises, mutually en«- 
gaging that every of us shall hereafter possess his or her part according to 
9ie tenour of this writing without any quarrels, controversies or demands 
whatsoever. In witness whereof we have eadi of us set to our hands 
and seals, 8th March, 1703-4. 

In presence ol 
Jno. Bevins, V^^ ^ House, ls. 

Gershom Smith, tosbph Smith, ts. 

Thomas Hale, Jr., ls. 

Ann X H0U8B, LS. 

. William X House, ls. 

Thomas X Hale, Sen., ls. 

Joseph. X House, ls. 

MARY X Hale, 

Sarah X Smith, 

J<)SEPH Smith. 



84 PIOBATB RBCOBPS. VOL. VU» 

Ccmft Record, Page $4 (Vol. VII) 9 March, 1703-4 * Adms. granted 
tuito Jcim House. Joaqm House, a uiioor son of William House, late of 



, Joee^ 

William House, also son of William House, chose Thomas Hale, Sen., to 
be his guardian. 



Will and Invt recorded in Vol. VHI, Page i. 

Howard, Henij, Hartford. Invt. £649-01-00. Taken March, 1708- 
9, by Joseph Wadswortfa and Aaron Cooke. Will dated 20 January, 
1707-8. 

I, Henry Howard of Hartford, doe now make my last will and testa- 
ment: I give to my son John all my lands in the South Meadow in Hart- 
ford, excepting one peece at the hether end of sd. meadow, which I have 
already made over to my son Samuel. I give to m^ son John i parcel of 
land I bought of Joshua Sachem, lying on the east side of the Great River, 
on the east side of the mountain, containing 100 acres, as will 24>pear by 
deed ; also my stock of cattle and sheep which I do not otherwise dispose 
of, and horse or horses if any remain ; also what may remain after my 
dices (decease), and my wive's, of pork, of money, malt or grain, with 
bode debts ; also in household stuff and tooles, £5. I give to my son Sam- 
uel, besides what I have already g^ven him of my estate, the cupboard 
witfi drawers which stands in the hall chamber. M^ will is diat tiiat 
which remains of household stuffe shall be equally divided between my 
two daugters, Mary and Lydia. My will is that John Achett, my grandson 
(upon consideration of his relation to me and living with me and prom- 
ising to live with me or my wife if we live two years from the date hereof 
following, and if we both decease sooner his service shall be at an 
end) shSll have out of my estate the 40 acres of hmd, more or less, lying 
at 4-Mile Hill, by Farmington Path, and abuttinp^ upon Nathaniel Stanly 
his land on the north, with personal estate, if he live witfi me and my wife 
the term of 2 years, shall then have this estate set out and delivered to him 
for his own use and behoof. Also, I give to my grandson Samuel Achett 
2 pewter platters of the bigger sort. Item. I give to my beloved wife 
the use of all my estate during her life for her comfortable maintenance. I 
make Sarah, my wife, my sole executrix, and desire Mr. Nathaniel Stanly, 
Sen., Capt. Joseph Wadsworth and Joseph Talcott to be overseers. 

Witness : Nathaniel Simtty, SeiL, Henry Howabd, ls. 

Jose^ WadswortK Joseph Talcott. 

Codicil, dated 12 March, 1708-9 : He disposes of £5, before set to his 
son John, now to be given to his two daughters, Mary and Lydia. Also 
gives to his son Joseph Barnard what he is indebted to me, and adds some- 
tiiing to what he gave to his grandson John Adiett. 

Witness: Nathaniel Stmity, 

Joseph Wadsfkmth, Joseph Talcott 



I/OO TO I7IO. PKOEATB RECOSDS. 85 

Court Record, Page 125 — 4 April, 1709: The last will and testament 
of Henry Howard, late of Hartford, maltster, deed., was now exhibited in 
this Court, whereby Sanaih Howard of HartfonI, widow, relict of the said 
deceased, is zppoint&i sole executrix. And now two of the witnesses of 
the said will were sworn before this Court in manner accustomed, and the 
same will, with the codicil or addition underwritten on the same sheet of 
paper, was proved, and is by this Court approved and allowed to be re- 
corded and kq>t upon file. 

P^ 130--6 June, 1700 : Sarah Howard of Hartford, widow, relict 
of Henry Howard, late of Hartford, maltster, deed., and sole executrix oi 
his will, exhibited now in Uiis Court an inventory of the estate of the said 
deceased, upon oath in manner accustomed, whkh inventory this Court 
do order to be recorded and kept on file 

Page 25 (Vol. IX) 4 December, 1716 : Whereas, Mrs. Sarah How- 
ard, executrix to the last will of Henry Howard, deed., through infirmity 
of age is incapable of executii^ that trust, this Court grant Otters Cum 
Testimenta annexo unto Jchn Howard of Wetfiersfield and Joseph Bar- 
nard of Hartford. 

Page 114-115. 

Hubbard, DanM, Middletown. Died November, 1704. Invt. £214- 
18-03. Taken 5 December, 1704, by John Cornwall, Sen., and John 
Hall. Will dated 8 November, 1704. 

I, Daniel Hubbard of Middletown, doe make this my last will and 
testament : I leave unto my loving wife Sarah the use and improvement 
of my dwelling house, bam and homelott, and 2 acres of my boggy mea- 
dow, for her comfortable subsistence during her natural life, and 1-3 part 
of all my personal estate, to be disposed of as she shall see meet. The 
rest of my lands and personal estate it is my will that it be equally shared 
amongst all mv children. I appoint my wife to be executrix, and request 
Lt Thomas Ward to be overseer. 

Witness : Samuel Hall, Daniel X Hubbasd, ls. 

Richard Hubbard, John HalL 

Court Record, Page 63 — 6 March, 1704-5 ' Will proven. 

Page 78—8 March, 1705-6 : Sarah Hubbard, widow, executrix, ex- 
hibited now an account of her Adms., and this Court order dist. of the 
estate and appoint Capt John Hall, Lt Thomas Ward and Mr. Alexander 
Rollo distributors. 

Record on File : To Daniel Hubbard of Haddam, son of the deed., 
to Margaret, to Sarah, to Mehetabell, and to Mary Hubbard; by John 
Hall, Thomas Ward and Alexander Rollo. 



P^ 117-118. 

Johnson, KathanteT, Middletown. Died 19 February, 1704-5. Invt. 
ii2i-i>p3. Taken 5 March, 1704-5, by Thomas Ward, William Harris 



86 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. VU, 

and John Harris. The children: Nadianiel, about 3 years of age, and 
Mary, 5 years of age. 

Court Record, Page 64—6 March, 1704-5. Adms. to Mary Johnson, 
the widow, and Joseph Johnson, a brother of the deed. RecQg., £60. 



• Page 70-1-2. 

Jndd, Baehd^Farmington. Invt £101-1008. Will dated 6 Febru- 
ary, 1701-2. 

I, Rachel Judd of Farmington, do make tfiis my last will and testa- 
ment : I give to my honoured mother the ><^ of all my wearing clothes. I 
give to my brother Samuel m^ l(»ig table and £2 that is due to me from my 
brother Thomas Judd, I give to. Sarah Strong, daughter of my sister 
Mary Janes, i pair of sheets. I give to Rachd Janes, daughter of my 
sister Mary Janes, i pair of sheets. I give to Rachel Judd of Waterbury, 
daughter of my brodier Thomas Judd, i pair of sheets. I give to my 
bromer John's William that scarf that my brother John has in keeping. 
I give to my brother Daniel Judd £6 out of that £20 of land that I have 
already received, and £6 out of that £20 that belongs to me after my 
mother's decease. And I give to my brother Daniel Judd all those deb^ 
that be due to me for my labour, all tfiose that be within 7 years standing, 
excq>ting what my mother and brothers owe me. And I give to my 
bromer John 20 shillings of that he owes me. And I give to my brother 
Samuel Judd £1 he owes me. I give to my sister Elizabeth Judd all the 
rest of my land and goods, diattells and debts, and all my estate not here- 
inbefore given or b^ueathed, only she is not to trouble my mother for 
what she owes me during her life. I make my brother Daniel Judd sole 
executor. 

Witness : Daniel Woodruff, Rachel X Judd, ls. 

Joseph Judd. 

C6urt Record, Page 48 — ist November, 1703. Will proven* 



Page 50-1. 

Jndd, Thomas, Lt., Waterbunr. Invt £407-00-00. Taken 30 Janu- 
ary, 1703-3, by Thomas Judd and Stephen Upson. 

Court Record, Page ^9 — 2 March, 1702-3: Adms. granted to 
Thomas Judd and John Judd. 

An agreement, made this 4th day of March, Annoqe Dominy. 1702-3, 
for a distribution and settlement of the estate of Sergt Thomas Judd, late 
of Waterbury, deceased, by Thomas Judd and John Judd of Waterbury, 
sons of tfie aforesd. Sergt Thomas Judd deceased, and Stephen Hopkins 
of Hartford in behalf of his children and as heirs to the estate of the sd« 
Lt Thomas Judd, that they should have 1-3 of the outlands in Farmington, 



1700 TO I7IO. PROBATE RECORDS. Sj 

laid out or not laid out, excepting 10 acres at Buck's Brook whidi Thomas 
Hopkins, son of Stephen, shall luive wholly free. 
Witness: T. Woodbridge, (Signed) Thomas Judd, ls. 

HiBiWyllys. John Judd, ls. 

Stephen Hopkins, ls. 

Page 14s (Vol. X) 7 February, 1726-7: Whereas, it is represented 
to this Court that Hiomas Hopkins of Hartford, grandchild to Lt 
Thomas Judd of Waterbury, and one of his heirs, tfiat there is an estate 
in lands lying in Farmington that has not been inventoried, this Court 
order that the rest of the heirs of sd. deceased, by a copy hereof, be notified 
to appear before this Court on the ist Tuesday of March next, if they or 
any of them shall see cause, to show wherefore Adms. should not be 
granted, that an invt. of sd. estate misht be exhibited in order for a dist 
Siereof to and amongst the heirs of so. deed. 



(Invt In VoL VIH, Page 14.) 

KeUogf, BamMl, Coldiester. Invt. £i70-ia-oo. Taken 21 Septem* 
ber, 1708, by Joseph Wright and Nathaniel Loomis. 

Court Record, Page 131 — ist August, 1709: This Court grant 
Adms. unto Hannah Kellogg, widow, reUct. 

Page 253 (Vol. VIII) 2 May, 1715 : Hannah Kellog, widow, Adms., 
exhibits an account of her Adms. Accqpted. Order to dist the estate as 
followeth : 

£ s d 
To Hannah Kellog, widow, 34*12-06 

To Samuel, eldest son, 93-02-00 

To Joseph, Hannah and Eunice Kellogg, to eadi the sum of 46-11-00 

And appoint Israel Wyatt, Samuel Loomis and Josq>h Wright, of 
Colchester, distributors. Joseph Kellogg, a minor, 19 years of age, chose 
Nathaniel Kellogg to be his guardian. And this Cburt zppcixLi Mrs. Han« 
aah KfXLogg to^ guardian to Hannah, 16 years of age, and Eunice, 14 
years. Recog., iioa 

Page III (Vol. IX) I September, 1719: Upon motion of Nathaniel 
Clark of Lebanon and Hannah CHark, his wife, as the sd Hannah is one of 
the daughters and co-heir of Samuel Kellogg, late of Colchester deed., 
representing that Adms. was granted August, 1709, unto Hannah Kellogg, 
widow, relict of sd. deed., and no account having yet beoi rendered or 
estate set out to the sd. Hannah Clark, Hannah Kellogg, being summon^ 
into Court, affirmed that she made up her account of Adms. with the 
Court of Probate, 2 May, 171 5, which account was allowed and accepted 
and which was found recorded, but was ordered to complete the dist and 
report ist Tuesday of October next. 

Dist. per File : September, 1719 : To Hannah Kellogg, widow, lands 
in Colchester, lands east of New London and in Hatfield, also lands east 



88 PROBATE RECOIDS. VOU Vtl, 

of Norwich; to Sarnnd, to Joseph, to Hannah Clark, to Eunice Kellogg; 
by Joseph Wright and Israel Wyott 

Page 112— 8 September, 1719: A distribution of the estate of Samuel 
Kellogg, late of Colchester, under the hands of Joseph Wright and Israel 
Wyatt, was exhibited, allowed, and ordered on file. 



Page S9-60-I-2. 

KUboon, Jehu, tagt, Bul, WethersfiekL Died 9th April, 1703. 
Invt £34B-xo-oi. . Taken by Jonathan Boreman and Jonathan Belding. 
Will dated 24 September, 168& 

I, Jdbn Kilboum^ Senior, of Wethersfield, yeoman, do appoint this 
my last will and testament: I giTe to my son John Kilboum, besides what 
I have formerly given and seMed on him and his heirs, my whole right 
and title to that tract of land sometime since purchased of die Indians on 
the east side of the Great River ; also I give to my son John my great Bible 
and one great booke of Mr. Perkins his wotics. I give to my son Thomas 
Kilboum and to his heirs forever the remainder of my land at Naubuck 
and £6 in current country pay. I give to my daughter Naomi Hale (be* 
sides what I have given her) my si^er beaker and one pair of sheets. My 
will is that my wife Sarah Kilboum shall enjoy and possess one-half of 
my housing and homdot abutting on the Broad Street east, and one-third 
part of all my lands lying on tfie west side of the Great River, during the 
time of her natural life. I give to my son Ebenezer Kilboum and to his 
heirs one-half of my housing and homelot facing the Broad Street, to be 
to him and to his heirs at my decease ; and the other half of the same to 
him and to his heirs forever at the decease of his mother, Sarah Kil- 
boum. I give to my daughter Sarah Crane, besides what I have already 
given her, the sum of £15 as country pay. I give to my son George 
Kilboum my house and homelot facing against Bell Lane (with other 
lands). I also give my sd. son George one silver spoon marked "G. M. 
G. K.," provide he shall pay £10 to my daughter Mary Kilboum in 
good country pay within four years after my decease, and 20s to his 
brotlver Thomas Kilboum within the same time. I give to my daughter 
Mary Kilboum £38 in country pay, whereof her broAer George is to pay 
£10, and £28 to be paid by my executors within 2 years after my decease 
or after her marriage. I ^ve to my son Joseph Kilboum the one-half of 
my land at the whirlpools m the Great Meadow, and half my land at Mile 
Meadow, and half my land at Beaver Meadow, and one-fourtfi part of 
mjf long lot at the Town's End, that is to say, he, his heirs or assigns to 
enjoy two-thirds of those lands at the age of 21 years, and the rest at his 
mother's decease. He also shall pay 20s to his brother Thomas Kilboum. 
I give to my son Abraham Kilboum one-half of the land described as 
those given to Joseph Kilboum. Lastly, I give all the rest of my move- 
able estate, chattel or chattels whatsoever, to my loveing wife Sarah Kil- 
boum, shee paying all my just debts and legacies. And I appoint my wife 



1700 TO 171a PIlOBATB SSOOKDS. 1^9 

and son Ebenezer Kilboum to be exccutorst to whom I give the power 
of dividing my hmds to my sons re^)ecttvely as above expxeat. 
Witness : Samuel Borttmm, John Kilbourn^ Senior, l& 

Sinnmel Butler. 

Court Record, Page 44—4 May, 17P3: The will exhibited by the 
executors. One of the witnesses appeared in Court, viz., Samuel Bore- 
man, the other (Samuel Butler) being dead. The diildren appearing in 
Court and maxiifesting their satisfaction with the will, it was proven 
and approved. 



Page 211. 

Ktmterljr, IbaMry Glastonbury. Died February, 1708-9^ Invt. £356- 
04-11. Tkken 11 February, 1708-9, by John Kilboum, Sen., and William 
Wickfaam. Will dated 30 January, i7c^-9. 

I, Eleazer Kimberly, being sick and weake, do make this my last will 
and testament: I give to my son Thomas Kimberly my housing and all 
my lands in Glastonbu^, to be to him and his heirs forever, reserving 
to my two daughters, Elizabeth and Ruth, who now live with me, con- 
venient and comfortable room in my dwelling house so long as they shall 
have need of it, tiiey to have the benefit of the new room until my sd. son 
puts a new covering upon the roof of the old room and dap-boards the 
sides of it and mends the windows, and makes it comfortable for them ; 
also i-a of the fruit in my ordiard. I give them dso 1-2 of my garden, 
sufiide&t quantity of grass land for the wintering of 3 cows, and also 
convenient pasture for the ^ cow& And what other estate I have in debts, 
goods or whatever, my wiU is that it be equally divided amongst my 4 
daubers, consideration being had of what eitter of them have already 
received. My will is that my daughter Elizabeth shall have my lands at 
the lower end of Wethersfield Meadow, at the value of £30. I appoint 
my son Thomas and daughter Elizabeth executors. I desire my friends, 
Lt Samuel Hale and John Curtis, Sen., to be overseers. 

Eleazer Kimberly. 



Court Record, Page lai — 15 February, 1708-9: Will proven. The 
signatures d the legatees, under their hands and scab, were endorsed 
upon the original will as presented to the Court in acceptance of the will 
of their father, Eleazer Kimberly, written by his own hand and signed by 
him, but not sealed or witnessed. 

Signed: Thomas Kimberly, ls. Ruth Kimberly, ls. 
Euzabeth Kimberly, ls. Mary Hubbard, ls. 
John Kilbourn, ls. John Hubbard, ls. 

Sarah Kilbourn, ls. 

This Court grant letters of Adms. unto Thomas Kimberly, Elizabeth 
having refused to accept the trust of executorship. 



90 PROBATE SBOOnS. VOL. Vn» 

Page 4a 

King, Edward, Windsor. Invt. £74-00-00. Taken 13 July, 1703, by 
John Stoughton, Natfianiel Loomis and Henry Wolcott 

Court Record, Page 33 — 8 September, 1702 : Mary Hillyard, daugh- 
ter of Edward King, late of Windsor, deceased, exhibited in Court a writ- 
ing signed by the sd. Edward King, which thev call a will. Not accepted. 
Adms. to Zachary Sanford upon die desire of Mary Hillyard and Sarah 
Kady, daughters of the deceased, who dwell at Long Island Lt Sand- 
ford, rec., £20. 

Page 147. 

King, BaralL Invt £28-09-05. Taken 6 March, 1705-6, bv Thomas 
King and Thomas Richards. Sarah King, late wife of Dipt John King 
of Northampton. 

Court Kecord, Page 59—30 November, 1704: Adms. to Benjamin 
Graham and Josmh Mygatt of Hartford, who gave bond of £100. 

Page 79--8 March, 1705- 6 : Invt. exhibited. 



Page 20. 

Knight^ Georgey Hartford. Invt. i257-07-oa Taken 15 June, 1699, 
by Aaron Cbdce and Samuel Olcott 

Court Record, Page 20—13 November, 1701 : Sarah, the relict, pre- 
sents an account of her Adms. and is granted a Quietus Est. The Court 
distributes the estate as f oUoweth : Debts being deducted, £30-04-09. To 
the widow, 1-3 part of the real estate during life, and t-3 part of tiie move- 
ables forever. To the rest of the diildren (they being sdl daughters) an 
equal share in the remaining estate. And aiqxnnt Capt Cooke, Lt. Talcott 
and Samuel Olcott distributors. 



LtfMTor, Philip, Windsor. Cburt Record, Pace 71—6 Sq>tember, 
1705 : Adms. to John Moore. He refused to give bond, and the papers 
and letters that he exhibited in this Court were returned to him again. 



Page 159. 

Ii«wis, JoaephySimsbury. Invt £24-00-00. Taken 13 May, 1706, by 
Samuel Wilcoxson, Sen., and Samuel Pettebone. 

Court Record, Page 88 — 13 November, 1706: John Tuller and 
Elizabeth his wife, Adms. on the estate of Joseph Lewis, having finished 
their Adms., this Court do grant them a Quietus Est. The sd. John and 



1700 TO I7IO. PBOBATB RECORDS. 91 

Elizabeth TuUer release right of dower unto the children of sd. Joseph 
Lewis, and lands in value £24. were then divided : To Jos«h Lewis, John 
Lewis, and Elizabeth Smith, children of the sd deed. Joseph Case, of 
Simsbury, attorney for these children. This Court appoint Samuel Hum- 
phries, Sergt Samuel Wilcox and John Pettebone, Jr., distributors. 



Page 105. 

iMjOBoiBt iMMy Windsor. Invt i53-oo-oa Taken 4 September, 1704, 
by Daniel Loomis and Timothy Loomis. 

Court Record, Page 58—7 September, 1704: Adms. granted to Ste- 
phen Loomis of Windsor, a brother to Isaac Loomis, late of Windsor, de- 
ceased. 



Page 179. 

Loomlf, Jonalhaii, Windsor (Blacksmith). Invt £98-10-00. Taken 
tR November, 1707, by Jc^n Moore, Sen., William Bumham and Na-* 
thaniel Loomis. 

Court Record, Page 100— ist December, 1707 : Nathaniel and Sarah 
Loomis exhibit an inventory of their father's estate. Adms. to Nathaniel 
and David Loomis, brothers of the sd. deceased, who refused. This Court 
appoint Nathaniel Locmib guardian to Jonathan Loomis, 13 years of age, 
and Nathanid Loomis, a minor, chose David Loomis to be his guardian. 

Page 31 (Vol. VIII) a April, 1711 : Whereas, this Court, 1st De- 
cember, 1707, granted Adms. to Natfianiel Loomis and David Loomis, 
brothers of the sd. deed., they having refused, this Court grant letters to 
Joseph Newbery of Windsor, son-in-law of sd, deceased. 

Page 3a — 2 April, 171 1 : Jonathan Loomis, 16 years of age, one of 
the sons of Jonathan Loomis of Windsor deed., chose his unde, David 
Loomis, to be his guardian. 

Page 49—4 February, 1711-12: Adms. on the estate of Jonathan 
Loomis, deed., to Nathanid Loomis, son of sd. deed., with Joseph New- 
bery of Windsor. 

Page ia8— 6 April, 1713 : Nathanid Loomis and Joseph Newbery, 
Adms., exhibit now an account of their administration as followeth : 

£ s a 

Inventory, 123-04-04 
Beside the reversion of land in the hand of Widow Case. 

P^d in debts and charges, 25<o6-io 

There remains to be distributed, 97-13-06 

Account accepted. This Court order dist. as followeth : 

To Nathanid Loomis, eldest son, 48-16-09 

To Jonathan Loomis, 34-08-04?^ 

To Sarah Newbery, formerly Sarah Loomis, only daughter, 34-08-04^ 

And appoint Danid Loomis, Thomas Moore and James Enno, Jr., 
distributors. 



92 P80BATB RBCXXRD& VOL. Vlt^ 

Pl^ 133. 

bmuii Jokn, Middletown. Died November, 1704. Invt i59;i3-05. 
Taken 2 March, 1704-5, hy Samud Btdwell and Job Pakie; The diildren : 
Easter, age 11 years ; Mary 9, John 5, Thankful 3, Daniel, one year old. 

C6urt Rea)rd, Page 65---6 March, 1704*5 : Adms. granted to Mary 
Lucas, the widow and relict of the sd. deed* 



See File. 

Marahalli Btnjaiidiit Hartford. Invt £44-15-11, according to a dist, 
1696 ; also iio given him by his brother, Thomas MarshaU, should he live 
to be 31 years of age. 

Court Record, Page 28 — 12 March, 1701 : This Court grant power 
of Adms. on the estate of Benjamin Marshall, late of Hartford, who died 
intestate, unto Elizabeth Marshall, his sister, provided she give bond as 
the law directs. Ensign John Stedman became surety in a £100 bond to 
exhibit an inventory and render an account by the ist Thursday of Sep- 
tember next 

Page 33 — 8 September, 1702: Whereas, Benjamin Marshall, son of 
Thomas Marshall, deed., died in his minority having estate belonging to 
him, tills Court <&t. the same unto the child of Nathaniel Stodckurd by 
Mary Marshall, and to Elizabeth Marshall, alias Elizabeth Darrow, in 
equal proportions. And forasmuch as letters of Adms. was granted to 
Elizabeth Marshall, upon the estate of Benjamin, this Court do call in 
the sd. letters and disdiarge the Adms. from her bond. 

Page 40—2 Mardi, 1702-3 : This Court zppcint and impower John 
Catlin and Sergt Caleb Standby and Jonathan Webster, or any two of 
ttiem, to dist the estate of Benjamin Marshall, deed., according to an 
order of Court made in September last, and order that they return an 
account of their doings thereon to the Court to be holden on the ist 
Tuesday of April next 

Pag« 4-5- 

Mawhall, Thomas, Seaman. Will dated 15 February, 1696-7: 
Thomas Marshall of Hartford, in the Colony of Oxmecticut, in New 
England, seaman, now resident in Boston, being bound on a voyage to 
sea, do therefore make and ordain this my last will and testament : I give 
to my sister Elizabeth Marshall of Hartford aforesaid, spinster, £5 
money ; and to my brother Benjamin Marshall of Hartford, when he come 
of age, £10 money ; and to my uncle John Catlin of Hartford, yeoman, 20 
shillings. I do give, devise and bequeath my lands and farm at Hartford 
abovesaid, widi the rights, members and appurtenances thereunto be- 
longing, together with the rest and residue of all my real and persona! 
estate' whatsoever, unto my beloved friend Mary Chauntrell of Boston 
aforesaid, spinster, and to her heirs forever, and of this my last will and 






1700 TO I7IO. FWMATB «BO0M». 93 

testament do ordain and appoint (he aaid Mary Chatintrdl to be sole ex- 
«cotrix« Thomas Mabshalu 

Witness: Rkkord JVUkms, 
Ralph Pirkms, EUeMer Moody. 
A {True) Copy. 

Per Isaac Aidmgton, Rtf^r. 



Court Record, Page a — 2Z October, 1700: Mary the relict of 
Thomas Marshall, late of Boston, formerly of Hartford, deed., exhibited 
a copy of her late husband's will wherein she is appointed executrix, at- 
tested by Hond. Wm. Stoughton, Esq., Judge of Probate, and Mr. Sec'y 
Addington. Also present^ some evidences of being married to sd. 
Thomas Marshall. The will was proven and approved. 

Page II — 8 April, 1701 : Upon motion of Nathaniel Foote, attorney 
for the widow of Thomas Marshall, this Court order Major Jonathan 
Bull, Joseph Whiting and Ensign Thomas Bunce to make distribution of 
the estate of Thomas Marshall deceased. 

Page 13 — 16 June, 1701 : Mary the relict of Thomas Marshall, late 
of Boston, deceased, makes comfriaint to this Court of difficulties in ob- 
taining her husband's right in the estate of his fatfier Thomas Marshall, 
Sen., deceased. Parties were dted to appear in Court. Bevil Waters and 
John Catlin were ordered to distribute the estate according to the will of 
the testator and according to the order of this Court taring date 31 
August, 1693. 

Page 137-8-9. 

MiMilrinai John, 8«l, Hartford. Invt £480-08-00. Taken ist April, 
1706, by Joseph Olmsted and Roger Pitkin. Will dated 22 Novead)er, 
1702. 

I, John Mealdns, Sen., of Hartford, do make and ordain this my last 
will and testament : I give to my wife 1-3 part of all my moveaUe es- 
tate, she to have her choice of the same, and 1-3 part of my housing 
and lands during her natural life only. I give to my 2 sons, John and 
Joseph Meakitts, my homested, diat is to say,, that part of my houselot 
where my dwelling house now standeth, John to have that house that 
he built and Joseph to have my dwelling house. And my will is that 
my bam, ordiard, garden and all that put of my lot up to tfie country 
highway east of my dwelling house shall be equally divided between 
than. To my son Samuel Meakins I give the ist of Uie 3 parcels pf 
land lying* on the east side of tile country nis^ way. The rest of my upland 
lot lyuig eastward of Ifaat given to my son Samud, as well that tihat is 
improvol as that that is not improvea, I give to my three sons» John, 
Joseph and Samuel Meakins, to be equally divided betwixt them* as ako 
my interest in the undivided land. To my three sons, Tdm, JosqA and 
Samuel, I give that part of my lot that lyedi westward mxn siy dweUing 
house as it buts 00 my brother Daniel Bidwell north and land belonging 



94 PM»ATB KB00BD8. VOL. VII, 

to the Olcotts west To my son John Meakins I give my half of that mea- 
dow lot that was given me by my honoured famer-in*law John Bidwell, 
as by his will may appear. Sd. land lyeth between the lands of William 
Goodwin on the nordi and lands sometime of Richard Case on the south* 
To my two sons, Joseph and Samuel, I give my meadow lot commonly 
known by the name of Disbrow's lott To my son Samuel Meakins I give 
my three acres of land that I bought of Mr. Eleazer Way. To my daugh- 
ter Mary Bdden I give £20 besides what she hath already had. To my 
daughter Sarah Spencer I give £20 besides what she hatfi already received. 
To my two daughters, Rd^kah and Hannah Meakins, I give £40 to each 
of them. I maS[e my wife Mary executrix, and my son John executor, 
and my brother-in-law Daniel BidweU and my friend Roger Pitkin over- 
seers. 

Witness : Daniel BidweU, Sen., John X Mkakins, ls. 

Roger' Pitkin. 

Court Record, Page 74—22 January, 1705-6: Will proven. 



Page 144. 

MUkr, William, Glastonbuiy (Tanner). Invt. £348-01-06. Taken 
7 November, 1705, by Jonathan Smith and Joseph Smith. The children: 
William, age 11 years; Mary, 8; Martha, 7; Sarah, 6; John, 4; Jona- 
than, I year old 

Court Record, Pa^ 70—6 September, 1705: Adms. to Mary, the 
widow, and Joseph Smith of Glastonbury. 

Page 91 (Vol. VIII) 6 October, 1712: This Court order the Adms. 
on the estate of William Miller to appear with an account of their Adms. 

Note: Mr. Samuel Smith of Glastonbury, a bondsman for the sd. 
Adms., appeared now before this Court and declared that he would stand 
no longer in that case as surety. 

Page 108—6 January, 1712-13 : This Court order Josq)h Smith of 
Glastonburv, and Joseph Butler and Mary his wife, also Adms. 00 the 
eMate of William Miller, to appear to render an account of their Adms. 

Page 134— -7 April, 1713 : Adms. ordered to appear without further 
delay. 

Page 150—6 July, 1713 : This Court order the Qerk to issue forth 
a writ to bring the Adms. on the estate of William Miller, late of Glas* 
tonbury, deed., before this Court on the ist Monday of August next en- 
suing, to render a full account of their Adms. on that estate, without fail 
^age 153 — ^3 August, 1713: This Court order Joseph Butler and 
his wife Mary, and Joseph Smith, to appear and render an account with- 
out further delay. 

Page 154 — 17 August, 1713 : Adms. not being prepared to render 
an account, tiiis Court extend the time until September next. 

Page 157—7 September, 1713: Samuel Smith and Joseph Smith 



1700 TO I7IO. FROBATB RECORDS. 95 

of Glastonbury now discharged from bonds of Adms. on the estate of 
William Miller, and this Court now grant letters of Adms. on the unad- 
ministered estate of the sd. deed, unto Joseph Butler of Wethersfield and 
Mary, his wife (who was widow and relict to the sd. deed.). 

P*g« 173 — S January, 1713-14: Whereas, Josq>h Butler and Mary 
his wife, Adms. on the abovesd. estate, n^lected to render an account of 
their Adms., although often summoned, there did arise this charge: 
io-20-o6 money for records, citations and officers' fees in serving the 
writ This Court now order the Qerk to issue forth execution directed 
to a sheriff of the County, or either of the constables of the Town of 
Wetfiersfield, to levy the aforesd. sum according to law. 

Page 91 (Vol. IX) 6 January, 1718-19: Jonathan Miller of Middle- 
town, a minor, age 14 years, chose his brother William Miller of Glas* 
tonbury to be his guardian. ^ 

Page 1 1 (Vol. X) 22 March, 1723 : Joseph Butler of Wethersfield, 
in right of his wife Mary, as she is Adms. on the estate of William 
Miller, late of Glastonbury, deed., exhibited an account of their Adms. on 
sd estate of debts paid out of that estate, with loss and spent in the family, 
and allowed for keeping the two youngest diildren, the whole amounting 
to more than what has been received due to the estate. Account accepted. 
Whereas, it is represented that it is needful to make a second invt of tlie 
estate of William Miller, late of Glastonbury, deed., and another apprise- 
ment made in order that the sd. estate may be more regularly distributed 
to and amongst the heirs, this Court order that another invt be taken of 
sd. estate ana exhibited to this Court by the Achns. And appoint Thomas 
Kimberly, Thomas Wells and Gershom Smith apprisers. 

Page 177-8 (Probate Side) : An invt. of William Miller's estate in 
the hands of Martha, William, Mr. and Mrs. Butler and Mary Hubbard, 
amounting to the sum of ^587-15-06, taken by Thomas Kimberly and 
Gershom Smith. 

Court Record, Page 22 — 2 July, 1723 : Invt exhibited and. accepted. 

Page 33 — 26 November, 1723: It being moved that an order for 
distribution might be granted, this Court, having considered that the 
moveable estate of the sd. deed, shall be dist according to a former invt 
made thereof, on record^ amounting to tfie sum of £107-11-06, and the 
real estate shall be dist according to a late invt made thereof, amounting 
to the sum of £535-00-00, this Qmrt order the estate dist in tiie follow- 
ing manner, vix. : 

£ s d 
To Mary Butler» sometime widow of the deed, 17-1 i-io 

To William Miller, eldest son^ i(^-i8k>2 

To John and Jonathan Miller, Mary Hubbard, Martha Hollister, 

and Sarui Miller, the rest of me children, to each, 81-09-01 

And appoint Thomas Kimberly, Thomas Wells and Gershom Smith 
distributors. 



96 PBOiATS BKCOBOS, VOU VII, 

Moon, Doralhj; Farmingto n (late wife of Deacoo Isaac Moore). 
Invt. £367-1006. Taken 27 April, 1706, by Samuel Sherman, BcB|amin 
Coney and Robert Bassett Will dated 21 May, 1700. 

1, Dorothy Moore of Farmington, having some estate left by my 
first and second husbands wUch is property my own to dispose of in 
life or at death, I do make tfiis my last will and testament Imprimb : My 
sons having all received their portions left them by their fadier, and 
some lands besides their portions, I give to my grandchald Josq>h Black- 
man my dwelling house and homested, only with this provisaU, that 
Mary Hall, the daughter of my husband Francis Hall* deed., shdl have 
the use and improrement of the eastermost room of the house during her 
life, and the privik^ of the whole hcmse for her convenience for fire- 
room, baking and washing, and he to ^provide fire-wood for her; but if 
my grandchild ]ostfh do not return to possess the sd. house and home- 
sted, I give it to his two brotfiers, John and Samuel Blackman, on the 
same conditions of providing for Mary Hall as aforesd. Item. I give all 
my lands at Cla-board Hill, and all my meadow in Stratford, to be equally 
divided between my two sons, John and Ebenezer Blackman, and my 
grandson Joseph Blackman; but if Joseph do not return, his two 
brothers, John and Samuel, to have his part I give my land at Hatfield to 
my son Ebenezer Blackman, and all the moveables which I had of my 
mother's legacy at Hadley I give to my grandchild Elizabeth Blackman. 
I give to my grandson Josq>h Blackman a featherbed. I give all the 
rest of my moveable estate to be equally divided between my four grand- 
children, namely, Abigail and Rebeckah, daughters of my son Jose{m, and 
Dorothy and Elizabetfi, daughters of my son Ebenezer. Only my wiU 
is that Mary Hall shall have liberty to make use of wluit household 
goods of mine she hath occasion for during her life. I appoint my two 
sons, Ebenezer Blackman and John Blackman, to be Joynt executors of 
this my will. I desire Mr. Joseph Curtice and Mr. Israel Chauncey to 
be overseers. 

Witness : John Booth, Dorothy Moore, ls. 

Jacob Walker. 

Court Record, Page 83 — 17 April, 1706: Ebenezer Blackman of 
Stratford, executor to the will of his mother Dorothy Moore, exhibits 
will and inventory. Will proven and ordered to be recorded and kept 
on file. 



Page 199. 

Morton, IbMias^ Windsor. Died 20 July, 1708. Invt £7a<o$-04. 
Taken 8 September^ 1708, by Samuel Bumham, John Strong and Samuel 
Rockwell, Jr. 



*Ste will of Francis Hill, Vol. I, Page 457- 



i 



1700 TO I7IO. PBOBATE RECORDS. 97 

Court Record, Page ii6— 7 September, 1708: Adms. to Hannah 
Morton, widow. 

Page 116 (Vol. VIII) a March, I7ia-I3: This Court appoint Han- 
nah Morton, widow, to be guardian to Hansudi Morton, minor, daughter 
of Thomas Morton, late deed. Recog., iioo. 

Page 117 — 2 March, 1712-13: Hsmnah Morton of Windsor, Adms. 
on the estate of her husband, exhibits an account of her Administration : 



« 


i s d 


Inventory, 


74<4.io 


Paid in debts and diarges. 


13-16^4 


Remains for distribution. 


6oK)8^ 


Account allowed, and order dist. of the estate : 




To the widow. 


20-Q2-I0 


To Hannah Morton, only child, 


40-05-08 



And appoint Capt Thomas Stoughton, Matthew Grant and Samuel 
Rockwell, of Wmdsor, dist. And ^s Court now grant the widow a 
Quietus Est. 



Page 163-4-S. 

Nortli, Bamud, Farmington. Invt £i77-I9ho3. Taken 25 Novem- 
ber, 1706, by John Norton, and, John Wadsworth and Daniel Andrews. 
Will dated 11 November, 1706. 

The last will and testament of Samuel North of Farmington, in tiie 
County of Hartford, in the Colony of Connecticut, in New England, hus- 
bandman, at present residing in Boston, being under bodily illness and 
infirmities, but through mercy of sound disposing mind and memory, do 
make this my last will and testament, in manner and form following: 
Imprimis : I give unto my nephew Josiah North, son of my brother Jolm 
North, my house and bam with the one moiety or half-part of all the 
lands adjoining and appertaining thereunto, containing about loa acres, 
situated in Farmington. I give unto my nephew Daniel North, son of 
my brother Thomas North, the other moiety or half-part of my lands 
aforesd. And it is my will that my aforenamed brothers have and enjoy 
the profits of my sd. lands given unto eadi of tiieir sons respectively until 
ihey attain the age of 21 years. I give unto my brother Thomas North 
my 9 acres of land lying near Clatter Valley in Farmington, which I pur- 
chased of Thomas North; also my husbandry tools. I give unto my 
sister Hannah Northaway one cow and a yoke of oxen. I appoint my two 
brothers, John North and Thomas North, to be the executors of this my 
last will, and I do hereby revoke and disannul all wills by me heretofore 
made In witness annoqe R. R. annee Quinto 

As a codicil to my foregoing will, and to be accepted and taken as 
-part and parcel thereof, I do give unto my brother Thomas North 3 acres 



98 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. VIZ, 

and 1-2 of land at a place called Nod, a parcel of land lying at the hop 
garden, a tract of land in the southwest division, and 40 acres in the 
\ north division near the Pinnacle, aU which sd. lands are in Farmington. 
Witness: John Cutlar, Samuel North, ls. 

John Perkins, Ezekiel Leivis. 

Province of the Massachusetts 

Bay in New England. 

[Seal] By His Excellency the Governor. 

Upon the nth day of December, 1706, before me at Boston, within 
the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, personally appeared John Cutlar 
and Ezekiel Lewis, two of the witnesses, subscribers to the instrument 
or will of Samuel North hereto annexed, and seuerally made oath that- 
they saw Samuel North, therein named, sign and seal, and heard him 
dedare and publish the sd. writing or will, with the codicil added there- 
unto, to be his last will and testament And diat at the time he so did he 
was of sound disposing mind and memory, to their b^t understanding 
and discerning. And diat they, the deponents, set to their names as wit- 
nesses of tiie execution of the sd. will in the sd. testator's presence, and 
diat John Perkins was then also present and Subscribed his name as a 
witness. Given under my hand and the publick seal of tiie said Province, 
the day and year above written. J : Dudley. 

Court Record, Page 89—3 February, 1706-7: Will and invt. ex- 
hibited at Hartford and approved. 



HorUi^ Thomas, vm of Samuel North. Court Record, Page to6— 
1st Mardi, 1707-8 : This Court appoint Thomas North to be guardian to 
his son Daniel North, a minor, 6 years of age ; also appointed guardian to 
his son Josiah, age 2 years. 



Page 91-2-3. 

Olootti Samml, Hartford. Invt £550-o8-oa Taken 3 April, 1704,. 
by Aaron Cooke, Robert Sandford and John Pratt. Will dated ist De- 
cember, 1703. 

ly Samuel Olcott, do make this my last will and testament : I give 
unto my daughter Sarah Williams and to her children i20 in current 
country pay or in the moveables of my estate. I give to her son John 
Williams 1-2 of swamp or meadow land. I give to my daughter Mary 
Bigelow's children, to be equally divided between them, the whole of 
my land in the South Meadow, lying in two parcels, or £20 in good coun- 
try pay, which my executors shall choose; and I allow them the space 
of 10 years to determine their choice. I give to my daughter Elizabeth, 
besides what she hath already received, £20 in current country pay or in 
moveables. I give to her my woodlot lying in the pine field over Brick 



1700 TO I7IO. PBOBATE KECORDS. 99 

HilL bridge> provided she shall pay £io country pay to my grandchild 
Saxah Williams within four years after my decease. I give to my two 
sons Thomas and George all my housing and homelot, to be equally di- 
vided between them, savmg that I give to my son George the shop witfi all 
die weaving furniture. Also, I give to my son George the choice of the. 
two dwelling houses. I give to my son Thomas the east end of my Blue- 
h£Q lot, the whole breadSi and 20 rods of the length. I give to my son 
G^rge the next part of the sd. lot, the whole breadth and 44 rods in 
lengdi. I give to my son Thomas all the remainder of my sd. lot west- 
ward. I give to my son Thomas 1-2 of the remainder of my upper lot on 
the east side of the Great River, and unto my son George the other half. 
I give to my sons Thomas and George all my right in the Five-Mile Pur- 
cluise, over tiie Great River, and also all my moveable estate whatsoever, 
to be equally divided between them, obliging them jointly and equally to 
pay all my aforementioned debts and legacies. I constitute my sons 
Thomas and George to be my sole executors, and desire Capt Aaron 
Cook and Mr. Joseph Talcott to be overseers. 

Witness : Timothy Woodbridge, Samuel Olcott, ls. 

Richard Goodman. 

Court Record, Page 55 — 12 April, 1704: Will proven. 



Page iSS-6. 



Of bonnia, 8«rgt Johiit Windsor. Invt. £665-00-00. Taken 10 April, 
1706, by John Moore, Sen., Daniel Heydon, Sen., and Daniel Wliite. Will 
dated 9 March, 1705-6. 

I, John Osboume of Windsor, do make my last will and testament : 
I give to my wife the new house, bam, orchard and pasture adjoining 
during her widowhood. Furfliermore, I give to my wife during her 
widowhood my lot called Surge's lot and my other lot called Drake's lot, 
and my otfier lot called Pryar's lot, and my lot next about the brook ; all 
tiiese I give to my wife during her widowhood towards the bring-up of 
my diildren. My will is that my two younger sons should have tiie land 
above specified after tiieir mother. Willing also that my two younger 
sons should pay to their sister Mary £30. Furtfiermore, I give to my wife 
half the team and half what appertains thereto, and the odier half to my 
son John. Furthermore, I give to my wife, to be hers forever, one brass 
kettle and one warming-pan. Nextly, I give to my son John all my lands 
from the stake now set northward, running from the river east 3 miles, 
and also the housing, bam, orchard and pasture, after my wife, to be his. 
Nextly, I give to my daughter Elizabeth my lower lot next to Scantidc 
Nextly, I give to my daughter Martha £30, to be paid her out of the 
stock ; and to Elizabeth £16, to be paid out of the stock. My will is that 
my white horse shall belong to my wife. My will further is that my son 
Jobn should pay to my two daughters, Abigail and Mindwell, iio to each 



^ 



iqo PBOBATE RECORDS. VOL. VII, 

of them. My will further is that my son John shall pay to my two daugh- 
ters, Elizabeth and Martha, to each of them £5. And my will is that my son 
John be executor. 

Witness: Samuel Osborne, Sen. John X Osbour^, Sen. 

Samuel Mather, Jr., Jacob Gibbs, Jr. 

Court Record, Page 84-r^ May, 1706: John Osboume exhibited the 
last will of his late famer, John Osboum, Sen. Also exhibited an agree- 
ment between Martha Osboum, widow, and her son John Osboum. 

Page 61 (Vol IX) 1st April, 1718 : Whereas, Isaac Perse of Enfield, 
Henry Gibbs and Isaac Bissell of Windsor, in right of their wives, chil- 
dren of John Osboum, late deed., moved this Court for a dist of about 
10^ acres of land described in a writ dated 24 March, 17 18, on file in 
this Court, afiimrine it to be intestate estate and not disposed of by the 
last will of John Osl)Ottm, deed., Mrs. Martha Osboum, Isaac and Jacob 
Osboum being dted. And the Court having heard the pleas of the par- 
ties, are of the opinion that distribution ou^t not be granted on the sd. 

estate. 

Page 73 — 5 August, 1718: Upon motion of John Osboum, executor 
of tiie will of John Osboum deceased. A citation to Mrs. Martha Os- 
boum, relict, and Thomas Elsworth and Jonathan Elswortfi, to appear and 
disclose if they have concealed any part of sd. estate. This Court find 
that they have not concealed any part thereof. 



Page 63. 

Famparam, Indian Woman. The last will and testament of Pampe- 
num, an Indian woman, late of the Town of Haddam, deed., vizt.: I, 
Pampenum, an Indian Squaw of or belonging to Haddiiam, alias Thirty- 
Mile Island, in the County of Hartford, vridow, having no issue or chiU 
^ken of my own body, to prevent inconveniency and trouble which may 
arise in the disposing of my estate, do make this my last will and testa- 
ment : I give unto Wawquashat, my own natural brother, now residing 
or dwelling in Hartford, 2-7 parts of my island, situate in (or surrounded 
and invironed with) tfie Great River, near Haddam aforementioned, usu- 
ally known by the name of Thirty-Mile Island, which 2-7 parts shall be 
and remain for his son named Seemook (after the decease of the sd. 
Wawquashat) and his heirs forever. I also give unto my 2 cosens, Mask- 
pooh and Takamisk Nannioos, son and daughter, and unto Pauhakehun 
Nannicoes, grandson, 3-7 parts of my sd. island, to be equally divided 
amongst them. And unto Wampeawask, a woman, and her son Maha- 
metups, I give the rest of my sd. island, being 2-7 parts thereof, equally 
to be divided between them, every one of which parts or parcels of my sd. 
island given to my sd. relations and friends as above mentioned shall be 
by them respectively taken, entered on and possessed immediately after 
my decease, and shall remain to them, their heirs or assigns, forever, as 



lyOO TO I7IO. PROBATE RECORDS. lOI 

thdr proper and real estate, and shall not be by them nor any of them 
alienated or told to any person or persons at any time or times hereafter 
forever. For confirmation and establishment of aD which I have to these 
presents subscribed and sealed at Hartford this 20di day of May» Anno 
Dom. 1697* 

Witness : Caleb Stanly, Junr., Pampenum X l& 

Joseph Easton, Junr. an Indian Woman. 

Ptoipenum, an Indian woman, belonging to Haddam, personally ap* 
peared in Hartford this ^oth day of May, 1697, and adcnowledged or 
owned that she fully understood the contents of what is above written, 
and that it was fully her will and minde and her last testament. 

Before me, Samuel Mason, Assistant. 

Court Record, P^ige 54—9 March, 1703*4: Joseph Arnold pre* 
sented the last will of Pampenum to tiiis Gmrt. And whereas, there was 
another will made by the sd. squaw formerly exhibited in Court by Caleb 
Standly, which was prior to this that is now presented, the consideration 
whereof the Court refer to their sessions to be holden on the 2nd Tuesday 
of April next 

Page 208-9. 

PMKms, BamiMl, late of Simsbury. Invt i36-03-02. Taken Sq>tem« 
ber, 1708, by Joseph Hopkins, Samuel Peck, Samuel Hubbard, James 
Handerson and Josiah Clarke. The nuncupative last will and testament of 
Samuel Parsons, late of Simsbury, and htteW residing at Hartford, de- 
ceased, as f oUoweth : Sarah Bull and Mary Clark^ bodi of sufficient age, 
testify and say that on the nth day of August, 1708, they being both 
together with Samuel Parsons, late of Hartford, deceased, did adc him 
how he would have his estate disposed of after hts death. Ajnd that there- 
upon the sd. Parsons (being then of sound mind and understanding, as 
these deponents observed) did say that he would have all his just debts 
paid out of the same, and tiiat his brother at Cutt.should have his land, and 
his two sisters the rest of his estate equally bet we e n them. 

Taken upon oath before the Court of Probates at Hartford, September 
13th, 1708. 

Test: Caleb Stanly, Clerk. 

Court Record, Page 117— 13 September, 1708: Will and invt exhibit- 
ed by Robert Westland and Ebenezer Williams, with testimony of the 
abovesd. witnesses. Proven. And this Court grant letters of Adms. unto 
Robert Westland and Ebeneser Williams with the will annexed. 



Page 148. 

PttUboB^ BtnJandB, Simsburv. Invt ii2-i< 
1706, by Samuel Humphreys and James Cornish. 



I02 PROBATE RECOBD& VOL. VII, 

Court Record, Page 8i — 4 April, 1706: John Pettebone, Sen., exhibit- 
ed the inventory of the estate of his son Benjamin Pettebone, deed., and 
was appointed Adms, 



Page 65-81-3-3. 



Pitkin, Geoive, Hartford. He died 23 December, 1702. Invt £169- 
06-10. Taken 2S August, 1703, by Joseph Olmsted, Sen., and John 
Maken, Jr. 

Page 81 — ^Division and partition of George Pitkin's estate : 

This indenture SepH partite, made the loth December, 1703, and in 
the second year of the reigne of our souereigne Lady Anne, by die grace 
of God Queen of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, defender of the 
faith : Between Roger Pitkin, of the Town of Hartford, in the County 
of Hartford, in the Colony of Connecticut, in New England, of the first 
part; William Pitkin, of the same Hartford aforesaid, of the second 
part; John Pitkin, of the same Hartford, of the third part; Nathaniel 
Pitkin, of said Hartford, of the fourth part ; Ozias Pitkin, also of the same 
Hartford, of the fifth part; Timothy Cowles and Hannah Cowles, his 
wife, of Hartford aforesaid, of the sixth part ; and John Marsh, Junr., of 
the said Town of Hartford, and Elizabeth Marsh, his wife, of the sev- 
enth part : Witnesseth, that it is covenanted, granted and agreed by and 
between the said partys for a partition between them to be had and made 
of the messuages, tenements, lands and estate lying and being in the 
Township of Hartford aforesaid, and of certain land in that tract called 
''Joshua's guift land," as is hereinafter mentioned and specified, late 
the estate and inheritance of George Pitkin of Hartford aforesaid, deed., 
as heirs of the said George Pitkin, they the said Roger Pitkin, Wm. Pit- 
kin, John Pitkin, Nathwiel Pitkin, Ozias Pitkin, Timo. Cowles and 
Hannah his wife, John Marsh and Elizabetli his wife, of one assent and 
consent for them and their heirs, have made full and clear division of all 
the said messuages, lands and premises with their appurtenances, in form 
as follows : The same is already divided and parted between them, vizt., 
to each of them an equal part and share thereof . In witness whereof the 
said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals tiie 
day and year first above written. 

Roger Pitkin, ls. William Pitkin, ls. John Pitkin, ls. Nathaniel 
Pitkin, ls. Ozias Pitkin, ls. Timothy Cowles, ls. Hannah Cowles, 
LS. John Marsh, Jr., ls. Elizabeth X Marsh, ls. Signed, sealed and 
delivered in the presence of us : Robert Sandford, Nathaniel, Marsh, Ca- 
leb Stanly Jr. 

Court Record, Page 43 — 7 April, 1703 : Adms. to Roger Pitkin. 

Page 52 — y March, 1703-4: A writing under the hands and seals of 
George Pitkin's heirs was now exhibited in Court. This Court grant 
Roger Pitkin a Quietus Est 



1700 TO I7Xa PKQBATB RBC0BD8; IO3 

Page 140-1. 

PttUn, Jdhli, Hartford. Invt. £418-0907. Taken 27 March, 1706, 
by Joseph Ohnsted and John Meakins. Will dated a6 November* 170$. 

I, John Pitkin, being weak of body but sound of mind and memory, 
do make this my last will and testament : I give to my honoured mother 
20 shillinfi^s a year during her natural life, to be paid her by my brothers 
Soger, William, Nathaniel and Ozias. I give to Mr. Samud Woodbridge 
i$ in current country pay if he shall be ordained and settled in the work 
of the ministry on the east side of the Great River in the Township of 
Hartford. I give to my brodier William Pitkin one piece of meadow 
land which I boufl;ht of Richard Bumham, lying in Podunk Meadow, in 
the Township of Windsor, about 2 acres ; also, one piece of upland near 
his dwelling house in the homelot which I had out of the estate of brother 
GecM-ge, deed., it beine in consideration of the many kindnesses I have 
received from him and upon the accompt of my entertainment ; this, to- 
gether with what I have paid him, to be m full satisfaction of the accompt 
above mentioned, if he please to accept it I give to my sister Hannah 
Cowles (including her now husband) £20. I give to my sister Elizabeth 
Marsh (including her now husband) £20. I give unto my brothers, Roger 
Pitkin, William Pitkin, Nathaniel Pitkin and Ozias Piddn, all the re* 
mainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be equally divided be^ 
tween them. And I appoint my brothers Roger Pitkin and William Pit- 
kin to be executors. 

Witness : Daniel Bidwell, John Pitkin, ls. 

Thomas Olcott. 

Court Record, Page 74— -22 January, 1705-6: Will proven. 

Page 79-80. 

Pratt, DaoiaL Invt. £814^3-06. Taken 6 March, 1703-4, by Aaron 
Cooke and Timothy Phelps. 

Court Record, Page 52—7 March, 1703-4 : This Court grant letters 
of Adms. unto Elizabeth Pratt, widow. Kecog., £300, with Richard Lord 
and Capt. Aaron Cooke. 

Page 70-^ September, 1705 : Elizabeth Pratt of Hartford, Adms. 
on the estate of Daniel Pratt, presented an account of her Adms : 

i s d 
Paid in debts and charges, 120-09-08 

Still due from the estate, 2-X3-08 

She has now received, 6-18-02 

There is left in Thomas Gilbert's hands, 2-01-03 

This Court accepts the above account and orders it to be kept on file. 

Page 102 (Vol. VIII) 5 January, 1712-13 : This Court, being moved 

to make an order and decree for the dist of the estate of Daniel Pratt 



t04 MOlATtUGOnS. VOL. VII, 

to and among tiie relicts and children of the sd. deed. Account of the 
Adms. as foUoweth: 

£ s d 
Paid in debts and charges, 123-03-04 

Inventoried estate with debts paid in, 823-02-01 

From which subtracting, 123^3-04 

There remains to be distributed, 699-18-09 

The real part thereof is 594-00-00 

Order to be distributed as f olloweth : 
To Elizabeth Sheldon, late Elizabeth Pratt, widow of sd. deed., 

with the use of real estate, 35*06-03 

The residue of the moveable estate, 70-12-06 

And die real estate to be distributedL 664-12-06 

To Elisha Pratt, the eldest and surviving son, double portion, 332-06-03 

To Elizabeth Pratt and Rebeckah Pratt, daughters, to each, 166-03-01 

And appoint Capt. Aaron Cooke, Mr. Robert Sandford and Mr. John 
Skinner, distributors. 

Page 103— 5 January, 1712-13 : This Court appoint Mr. John Shel- 
don, of Hartford, and his wife Elizabeth Shdddn, late Elizabeth Pratt, to 
be guardians to the three children of Daniel Prati late of Hartford, deed 



Page 41-2. 

Pntk, Ellbar, Hartford. Invt £48-oo-ia T^en 10 November, 
1702, by John Marsh, Sen., and Caleb Stanly, Jr. Will dated 6 October, 
1702. 

I, Esther Pratt of Hartford, do make this my last will and testament : 
I give to mv brother John Skinner my great Bible and my best bed for 
his care and kindness toward me in my sickness at his house. I give all 
my wearing clothes, both linen and woolen, with all my household goods, 
to my sisters, Hannah Clarke, Elizabeth Goodwin, Sarah Phelps, Rachel 
Skinner, and the children of my sister Mary Sandford, deed, (the sd» 
children to have their deceased mother's part), to be equally divided 
amongst them. I give tiie remainder of my estate, be it what it will, 
that is to say, what is due to me from my brother Daniel Pratt as part 
of my legacy given to me by my deceased fatiier's will, to my sisters^ 
Hannah Clarke, Elizabetfi Goodvan, Sarah Phelps, Rachel Skinner, and 
the children of my deceased sister Mary Sandfoixi, and my brother Dan- 
iel Pratt, to be equally divided amongst them. I ordain my brother John 
Skinner sole executor. 

Witness : John Haynes, Esther X Pratt, ls. 

Thomas Skinner. 

Court Record, Page 34 — 1 1 November, 1702 : Will proven. 



*■ » -—. fi - m S-iut ■'''.' - •' 



1700 TO I7IO. PfiOBATB KB0CKBD6. IO5 

Page 113. 

B^ynoldi, Jonatliaii, Wethersfield. Died 21 October, 1704. Invt 
^249-03-09. Taken 24 November, 1704, by John Curtis, ]cim Goodrich 
and Daoiid Boardman. Two children : Keziah and Anna Reynolds. 

Court Record, Page 62—19 December, 1704: This Court grant let- 
ters of Adms. unto Elizabeth Reynolds, relict of the sd. deed., and to 
John Reynolds, who gave bond of £150. 

Page 6 (Vol. VIII) 6 February, 1709-10: Elizabeth Hollister of 
Wethersfield, widow (late Elizabeth Reynolds, widow), Adms. on the 
estate of Jonathan Reynolds, late of Wethersfield, being summoned, ap- 
peared before this Court to render an account of her Admsw on that 
estate. Tliis Court do now order the sd. Elizabeth Hollister to again ap* 
pear before this Court to render her account on the ist Monday of March 
next, to tiie end diat Ebenezer Seymour of Farmington, joint Adms. with 
the sd. Elizabeth Hollister on the estate of Capt Stephen Hollister, deed., 
may give his reason why an allowance should be made out of the Rey- 
nolds to the sd. Hollister's estate for keeping sd. Reynolds his children 
for some time. 

Page 6—6 March, 1709-10 : Elizabeth Hollister, Adms. on the estate 
of her utte husband Jonathan Reynolds, exhibited now in this Court an 
account of her Adms. on that estate, which is by this Court approved and 
ordered to be kept on file. And whereas, it appears that of die moveable 
estate of the sd. Jonathan Reynolds tiiere is now remaining in the hands 
of Elizabeth Hollister and Ebenezer Seymour, Adms. on the estate of 
Capt Stephen Hollister, the sum of £42-16-06, whereof 1-3 part, or 
£14^5-06, belongs to the estate of Ste{dien Hollister, deed., by virtue 
of his marriage to the sd. Elizabeth Reynolds, the other 2-3 belongs to 
the heirs of Jonathan Reynolds. This Court order Elizabeth Hollister 
and Ebenezer Seymour to set out £28-1 ikx> for the use of tiie heirs of die 
sd. Jonathan Reynolds, and that the sd. Elizabeth Hollister do take, re- 
ceive and keep the same until further order. 

Page 117 (Vol. IX) 2 February, 1719-20: This Court appoint Eliz- 
abeth Hollister of Wethersfield to be guardian to Anne Reignolds, one 
of the children. Recog., £$0. 

Page 118—^2 February, 1719-20: Upon the motion of Elizabeth 
Hollister, of Wethersfield, widow, that an order of distribution 
might be granted on the estate of Jonathan Reignolds, late 
of Wethersfield, deceased: It appearing that the real estate of tiie sd. 
deceased remains yet to be distributed, this Court appoint Joshua Rob- 
bins, 3d, William Warner and Philip GofF of Wethersfield to distribute 
the real estate, housing and lands as it is inventoried, amounting to the 
sum of £175, to the sd. Elizabeth Hollister, sometime widow of the sd. 
deceased, the 1-3 part of houseing and lands for her use during life. To 
Keziah Stoddard and Anne Reignolds, daughters of the sd. deceased, the 
sum of value of £87-10-00, which is dieir equal part or portions. 

Page 125—5 April, 1720: Report of the distributors. 



I06 PBQBATB UOOSDS. VOU VII» 

Page 46. 

Biehardit Otadiah, Waterbury. Invt ^136-18-00. Taken 24 No- 
vember, 1702, by Thomas Judd, Sen., and Thomas Judd, Jr. Invt of 
lands valued at £12, apprised by John Hart and Daniel Asidrews. The 
diildren: John, Obadiah, Thomas, Benjamin, Mary, Hannah, Esther, 
Elizabeth, Sarah and Radiel. 

Court Record, Page 38—2 March, 1702-3: Adms. granted to John 
Richards, son of the deed. 

Page 50—5 November, 1703: John Richards, Adms., moves this 
Court for a dist of the estate. This Court order that the estate be dis- 
tributed to the widow and to each of the children above named. And 1^ 
point Lt Timothy Standly, John Hopkins and Thomas Judd, distributors. 
Benjamin Richards, son of flie deed., chose Thomas Judd, Jr., to be his 
guardian. And Thomas Richards, son of Obadiah Richards, of Water- 
bury, chose Deacon Thomas Judd to be his guardian. 

Dist. File, 8 February, 1703-4: This Court order the estate dist. as 



toiiowetn : 


£ s d 


To the widow. 


37-21-04 


To John, 


8-00-00 


To Obadiah, 


9-07-00 


To Thomas, 


3-08-04 


To Benjamin, 


9-os-io 





£ s d 


To Mary, 


9-07-00 


To Hannah, 


8-07-00 


To Esther, 


9^7-03 


To Elizabeth, 


8-07-03 


To Sarah, 


9-07-01 


To Rachel, 


10-10-00 



By Timothy Stanly, John Hopkins and Thomas Judd. John Rich- 
ards, Adms., presented to this Court a dist of the estate of his &ther 
under the hands of Timothy Stanly, John Hc^kins and Thomas Judd. 
Approved and ordered to be kept on file. 

Vol. IX, Page 135—6 September, 1720: Mr. Peter Pratt of Hart- 
ford, attorney to Jabez and Sarah Waters of Lyme, Adms. on the estate 
of Obadiah Richards, late of Lvme, deed., one of the sons and co-heirs of 
Obadiah Richards, sometime ot Waterbury, deed., moving this Court that 
the part of sd. Obadiah Richards, sometime of Lyme, deceased, in his 
father's homested, and his part in one lot at the upper end of Steele's 
Meadow, may be set out in severalty according to a former dist of Kis 
sd. father's estate, it appears to this Court that by the sd. former dist 
there was ordered to the sd. Obadiah of Lyme one-third part and 1-33 
part of the homested of the sd. Obadiah of Waterbury, and 1-5 part of one 
lot of land at the upper end of Steele's Meadow in Waterbury. This 
Court appoint Lt John Hopkins, Stephen Upson and Ensign Hickock of 
Waterbury to set out the lands by meets and bounds. 



Invt. in Vol. VIII, Page 22. 

BoUo, Alizaader, Middletown. Died 22 July, 1709. Invt £283- 
12-00. Taken 30 July, 1709, by Thomas Ward and Joseph Rockwell. 



JI700 TO I7IO. PBOBAT£ KBCQRDS. XO7 

Also, lands l3ring in Haddam, prised 25 August, 1709, by Daniel Brain- 
ard, Joshua Brainard and William Spencer. 

Court Record, Page 132—5 September, 1709: Hannah RoUo of 
Middletown, widow, and William Rollo of Haddam, son of sd. deed., 
exhibit an invt. Adms. to William Rollo, who gave bond. 



Page I44-S- 



Bowlqr, Momi, lot, Haddam. Invt £68-1003. Taken 15 June, 
1705, by William Spencer and Thomas X Crippen. Will dated 16 August, 
1704. 

I, Moses Rowley, do make this my last will and testament : My will 
is that, my just debts being paid, the remainder to be disposed of as fol- 
ioweth : As for the rest of my diildren, I have done what hath been vrith 
me, and now I' have no expectation of being any more capable to help 
myself, wherefore I do give and bequeath my land unto my son Moses 
Rowly, that is to say, my hsdf of the lot I now live upon. The other half 
I have given already to my son Matthew. To be equially divided between 
my sons Moses and Matthew. I also give unto my son Moses that £25 
right that I formerly ^ve to Matthew, which my son Matthew hath lov- 
ingly resigned up agam to me. I give to my daughter Mehetabell Fuller 
iall my moveables, both stock and household stuff, whetiier without door 
or within. I give half of my young mare to my son Matthew. My will 
further is, and it is upon the accoimt of not only what my sons Mosci^ 
Rowley and John Fuller hath done for me and been kind to me, but es- 
pecially their willingness to take the care of me and my wife during our 
natural lives, and I do expect that care and kindness of them that is meet 
and needful both to myself and my wife, and I therefore have done what 
I have done to oblige tiiem what I can, and do repose my trust, next unto 
God, upon these my two sons Moses Rowley and John Fuller for what I 
shall and for what my wife shall stand in need of between this and the 
erave, I appoint my sons, Moses Rowley and John Fuller, executors, 
witness : John Chapman, Moses X Rowley, Sen., ls, 

Matthew X Rowley, Mary X Crippen. 

« 

Court Record, Page 77 — 8 March, 1705-6 : Will proven. 



Page 193. 

Bowlqr Thomas, Ben., Cordwainer, Windsor. Invt. £164-09-00. 
Taken 1st May, 1708, by Eleazer Hill, Daniel Loomis and Timothy Loo- 
mis. 

Court Record, Page 114—5 July, 1708: This G)urt grant letters of 
Adms. unto Thomas Rowley and Mary Rowley, widow. 



X08 PB0EATB BSOOID& TOL. VU, 

Page 1 14*-2 August, 1708 : Grace Rowley, 16 years of age, daughter 
of Thomas Rowley, deed., diose her brother TlKnnas Rowley of Windsor, 
currier, to be her guardian. 

Page 16 (Vol. VIII) 3 July, 1710: Thomas and Mary Rowley, 
Adms., exhibit an account of their Adms. Order to dist the estate : 



i s d 
To Mary Rowley, widow, 4-08-03 
To Thomas Rowley, son, 38-12-06 
To Mary, 16-00-03 

'to Deborah, 5-1 1-04 



£ s d 
To Martha, 20-16-03 

To Grace, 20-16-03 

To Elizabeth, 5-06-03 

To Abigail, 18-03-07 

And appoint Daniel Loomis, Thomas Marshall and Eleazer Hill, of 
Windsor, distributors. 

Page 27 (Vol. XI) 1st September, 1730: Mary Rowell, Adms., ex- 
hibited a dist in Court, whidh is accepted and ordered to be kept on file. 
Note: In the dist on Hie, 1710, the name ^Rowley" is written 
''RoutelV but recorded "Rowley." 



Page 69. 

Basadl, Danld, Charlestown. Whereas, John Hubbard and Mabell 
Hubbard, his wife, of Jamaico, on Nassau Island, in the Province of New 
York, having received of Mr. Timothy Woodbridfi[e of Hartford, in the 
Colony of Connecticut, executor in right of his wife Mabell, deceased, to 
tiie last will of Mr. Daiiiel Russell of Charlestown, in the Province of 
Massachusetts Bay, in New England, deceased, in full of the legacy, por- 
tion or part of estate that was given to the said Mabell Hubbard by her 
father, tfie said Mr. Daniel Russell deceased, by his last will, we, the said 
John and Mabell Hubbard, forever discharge and acquit the said Timo- 
thy Woodbridge from all dues and demands whatsoever. The legacy 
consisted of a farm lying in the Township of Newtown, in the Province of 
Massachusetts Bay, containing by common estimation 500 acres more or 
less, and is now in our possession, and also in some other parts of estate 
which we have received. For this we have remised and released all other 
estate. John Hubbard, ls. 

Witness : Samuel fViUis, Mabell Hubbabd. ls. 

Hesekiah WUlis. 



Page 158-9. 

Bjlqr, Joaeph, Wethersfield. Died 5 May, 1706. Invt. ^69-17*00. 
T^en by William Warner, Sen., and Jonathan Belden. 

Court Record, Page 86—5 August, 1706: Invt exhibited by Jonathan 
Ryly, a brother, who, with Benjamin Gilbert, were appointed dist 

Page 103 — 2 Fd)ruary, 1707-8: Jonathan Ryly and Benjamin Gil- 
bert of Wethersfield exhibited an account of their Adms. on the estate of 



1700 TO 1710. 



PBOBATB RECORDS. 



109 



Joseph Ryly : Received debts due to the estate, ^3-13^3. And have paid 
in debts £13-12-00. The difference, £9-18-09, ^ich must be abated from 
the inventory account Accepted, and this Court grant the Adms. a 
Quietus Est. And the Court order a dist to his brother and sisters, vis., 
John Ryley, Jonathan Ryly, Isaac Ryly, Mary Gilbert, Grace Goodrich and 
Sarah Sears, to each ox them 1-6 part And appoint William Warner, 
Sen., and Jonathan Belding distributors. 



P^ 56-7-8. 

8agt, Davidt Ben., Middletown. Invt £753-02-07. Taken 5 June, 
1703, by John Hamlin, Natfianiel White and JgIui Clarke, Sen. Will dated 
St/ March, 1703. 

I, David Sage, Sen., of Middletown, do make this my last will and 
testament : I give unto my eldest son David that lott whereon there is a 
frame of a house, commonly called David's kyt, and that lyi acres of 
boggy meadow which I bou^t of mother, and the 1-4 part <rf my boggy 
meadow in Goose Delight, and my great woodlot 00 the east side of tilie 
Great River. I give unto my son John that lot whereon he hath built and 
doth now inhabit, and my upper lott at Pistol Point whidi butts of Sco- 
veirs, and the }i part of my Goose Delight meadow ; also my great wood- 
lot next Wethersfield bounds. I give unto my two daughters. Bull and 
Jcimson, £30 to each, to be paid at my wife's decease. I give to my daugh- 
ter Mercy £50, £20 of it to be paid when she needs it and the other £30 at 
her mother's decease. The rest of my estate, personal and real, I leave it 
with my wife, to be managed by my sons Jonathan and Timothy so that she 
have a comfortable and creditable maintenance during her natural life, 
and at her decease to be shared betwixt sd. Jonathan and Timothy, debts 
and legacies paid. It is my will further, that my son John shall have my 
2 lots in the Round Meadow. 

Witness : John Stow, DAvm X Sage, ls. 

John Arnold, Alexander RoUo. 

Court Record, Page 44*-4 May, 1703: Will proven and invt ex- 
hibited. This Court grant Adms. with tfie will annexed (as no executor 
was appointed) to Mary the widow, and Jonathan and Timothy Sage, sons 
of the deed- 
Page 55 — 12 April, 1704: Jonathan Sage presented an account of 
his Adms. with his mother and brother on the estate of David Sage, late 
of. Middletown, deed. Account of debts amounting to £25^)1-07. Also 
what some of the children have received before the death of their father 
David Sage, late of Middletown, deed. 



David Sage, 
John Sage, 



£ 8 d 

126-01-00 

41-14-06 



Ezekiel Bull, 
Samuel Johnson, 



£ s d 



I lO PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. VJt, 

Which account this Court accept and order it to be filed. 

Page 119 (Vol. VIII) 2 March, 1712-13: Timothy Sage of Middle* 
town, son of I^vid Sage, late of Middletown, deed, moved this Court to 
sppoint some suitable persons to make a division of certain lands which 
was bequeathed by the sd. David Sage in and by his last will and testament 
jointly to the sd. Timothy Sage-and to his brother Jonathan Sage, deed. ; 
that the same lands are to be shared equally between the sd. Timotfiy Sage 
and the heirs or legal representatives of Jonathan Sage, deed. This Court 
appoint John Hamlin, Esq., Joseph Rockwell and John Clark, Sen., dis- 
tributors. 

Page 127 — 6 April, 1713: The Court appoints Sergt Samuel Hall 
of Middletown to join with and assist such men as have been appointed 
to divide certain lands belonging to the estate of David Sage, late of Mid- 
dletown, who shall attend that work pursuant to an order of this Court, 
2nd May last past 

Page 135 — 4 May, 1713 : A dist of certain lands belonging to the 
estate of David Sage was now exhibited in this Court by Timothy Sage, 
which dist. this Court accepts and orders to be kept on file. The Court 
grants the sd. Timothy Sage a Quietus Est. 



Page 112. 



SampiOB (N«gro),Farmington. Invt £40-17-04. Taken 15 Decem- 
ber, 1704, by John Hart, Sen., and Daniel Andrews, Sen. 

Court Record, Page 62—19 December, 1704: Thomas Bird exhibited 
in this Court the inventory of Sampson. Accepted. And this Court 
grant Adms. unto Joseph North, who gave bonds of £100, 

Pitge 63—6 Mardi, 1704-5 : Joseph North of Farmington, Adms. on 
the estate of Sampson (N^jo), sent to this Court an account whereby it 
appears that the inventory amounts to £41-07-04, and that there are debts 
due from the estate, £28-1602. And tfiere being set out to the widow 
£6-07-01, there remains £6-03-00. And that therefore some of the land 
must be sold for the p^ment of the sd. debts. 

Page 124 (Vol. Ia) 5 April, 1720 : Whereas, complaint was made 
that Joseph North, formerly empowered Adms., had not rendered a full 
account of his Adms. on sd. estate, writ was issued to summons him to this 
Court He now appeared and rendered an account, which this Court ac- 
cepts ; ordered recorded, and kept on file. 

Page 130—5 July, 1720: This Court grant Joseph North, Adms., 
a Quietus Est. 

Page 64-5. 

Bcof ell, Edward. Haddam. Invt. £111-10-06. Taken 11 May, 1703, 
by John Ventrus, William Scofell and Timothy Shailor. 



1700 TO 17 10. PBOBATE RECORDS. Ill 

Court Record, Page 46—8 September, 1703 : Adms. is granted to 
HaniuA the relict. Recc^., ^50, with William Scofell. 

Page 5J — 7 March, 1703-4 : William Scofell, Adms. on the estate of 
Edward Scofell, having proceeded as far as the personal estate can extend, 
yet there remains debts due from the estate which cannot be discharged 
unless some land is sold. This account the Court accepts. 

Page TJ—(> March, 1705-6 : Thomas Shaylor and William Scofell, 
of Haddam, are appointed by this Court to be guardians unto Susannah 
Scovell and Hannah Scofell, orphans, children of Edward Scovell, late 
of Haddam, deed. 

Page 80—2 April, 1706: Hannah Scofell, relict of Edward Scofell, 
late deed., now wife of Benjamin Smith, Adms. on the estate of her late 
husband Edward Scofell, renders her account of Adms. and is granted 
a Quietus Est. This Court order and appdnt James Wells, Josiah 
Arnold and Timothy Shaylor to distribute the estate to Hannah the relict 
and to Susannah and Hannah, children of the deceased. 



Page die. 



Bootty JoMph, Farmington. Invt iaooi-oa Taken November, 
1708, by John Stanly and Nathaniel Wadsworth. 

Court Record, Page 120—7 February, 1706-9: Adms. to Samuel 
Scott. 



Page 42-3. 

Seamore, gai^hariah, Wethersfield. Invt £200-04-03. Taken by Robr 
ert Welles and Jonatfian Boreman, Selectmen. Will dated 14 April, 1702. 

I, Zachariah Seamore of Wethersfield, do make this my last will and 
testament: As to my housing and land which I have in the Township 
of Wethersfield, and all other estate, I do bequeath to my wife 1-3 part, 
having die command of one room in my dwelling house as part of her 
third, which is to be at her command so long as she shall remain my 
widow, and then to receive a reasonable rent for her part of the house. I 
give to my four daughters the whole and sole right to all my estate, es- 
pecially my houseing and lands, after the decease of my wife, and 2-3 of 
all my estate to them I give as they come of age, and I give to each alike. 
Further, I do choose my lovine brethren Jolm Seamore, Sen., of Hart- 
ford, and Richard Seamore, of Farmington, to be overseers witfi John 
Seamore, Jr., and Thomas Seamore, of Hartford. And they may put out 
my children at dieir discretion. 

Witness : John Seamore, Jr., Zachariah Sbamorb. 

Thomas Seamore. 



XX2 PROBATE RECOIDS. VOL. VII, 

Court Hecordy Page 34—11 November, 1702: Will proven. This 
Court grant letters of Adms., with the will annexed, unto the widow and 
John Seamore, who gave bond of iioa 

Page 71—6 September, 1705: John Seamore, Jr., and Mary Sea- 
more, widow, presented to this Court an account of their Adms. : Paid in 
debts and charges, £16-09-01. Which account this Court allow and orjjier 
to be put on file. 

Page 72 — ^ November, 1705: Adms. account accepted, and this 
Court grant them a Quietus Est. 

Page 284 (Vol. VIII) : Inventory of some land belonging to the 
estate of Zacfaariah Seamore, late of Wethersfield, deed., valued at £48- 
1000. Taken 28 April, 1714, by John Hart, Sen., and John Stanly, Sen. 

Court Record, Page 184 — ^5 April, 1714: This Court grant letters 
of Adms., with the will annexed, to Henry Grimes of Wethersfield, son-in- 
law. 

Page 187 — 5 April, 1714: Ruth Seamore, age 15 years, daughter of 
Zachariah Seamore, late of Wethersfield, chose Josiah Churchill of Weth- 
ersfield to be her guardian. Recog., £50. 

Page ipi — ^3 May, 1714 : Henry Grimes of Wethersfield, Adms. on 
the estate of Zadiariah Seamore of Wethersfield, exhibited additional in- 
ventory consisting of certain lands of the sd. deceased lying within the 
bounds of the Township of Farmington. The Court orders the same re- 
corded and kept on file. Also this Court order that the lands shall be 
equally divided among the surviving daughters or their legal representa- 
tives, first setting out to the widow her thirds or dowry. And appoint Capt 
Ephraim Goodrich, Mr. George Kilboum and Philip Goff, Jr., to dist 
the sd. estate. 

Dist. File: 3 May, 1714: Estate of Zachariah Seamore: To the 
widow, to Mary the wife of Henry Grimes, to Elizabeth the wife of Henry 
Belding, to Abigail and to Ruth Seamore. By Ephraim Goodrich, George 
Kilboum and Hiilip Goff, Jr. 

Page 174-5-6- 

Shepherd, Sergt John,Hartford (Cooper). Died 12 June, 1707. Invt 
£278-05-09. Taken by John Bunce, James Steele and Thomas Ridiard. 

Court Record, Page 95 — 7 July 1707 : John Shepherd, of Hartford, 
cooper, and Martha Shepherd of Hartford, widow, relict of Sergt. John 
Shepherd, late of Hartford, cooper, deed., exhibit invt. This Court grant 
letters of Adms. unto John and Thomas Shepherd, sons of sd. deed. 

Page 126—4 April, 1709: John Shepherd and Thomas Shepherd, 
Adms. on the estate of Sergt, John Shepherd, presented now an account 
of debts which they have paid out of the estate : 

£ s d 
Paid in debts and charges, 98-08-03 

And more debts still due, 15-1605 






I700 TO 1710. FBOBATB KBCOBDfiL II3 

£ s d 
In the whole, 114-04-08 

Moveables, 98-17-11 

Debts due from the estate, 15-06-09 

Over and above what the moveables will reach to do. And this Court 
order and direct the Adms. to make their application to the General As- 
sembly to obtain power to sell so much of ^e lands of the estate as will 
produce money to defray the sd. remaining debts, and also £8 more for 
the sd. Adms. charges ; and likewise so much more as shall be necessary to 
supply the widow with bedding and other things needful lor her sub- 
sistence. 

Page 128-— 6 June, 1709: The General Assembly, holden 12 May, 
1709, did grant authority to John and Thomas Shepherd, Adms. on the 
estate of J<^ Shepherd, to s^ so mudi of the land belonging to sd estate 
as might be sufficient to pay all the debts remaining due, with the Acims. 
charges, and wherewith to furnish the widow to the value of iio for her 
use. 

Page 17 (Vol. VIII) 4 September, 1710: John and Thomas Shep- 
herd having notified the diildren of the sd. deed., or their representatives, 
to bring into this Court an account of what they each of them have had 
and received towards their portions, the sd. children met together and 
made an agreement among themselves relating to what they eadi of them 
had formerly had, to be r^Jooned to them as part of tlieir portion, and re- 
lating to the claim of the children of Rebeckah Bigdow, deed., which 
agreement is allowed and approved by the Court and ordered to be kept on 
file. And this Court now order that tfie remaining estate shall be dist. : 1-3 
part of the housing and land to the relict during life, and the remainder of 
land and estate to be dist and divided as followeth : 

i s d 
To Jdm Shepherd, eldest son, 13-16-04 

To Samuel Shepherd, a- 14-09 

To Thomas Shepherd, 4-04-09 

And to each of the 7 daughters of the sd. deed., to each 13-10-07 

And appoint Deacon Joseph Easton, John Catlin and Lt. James Steele 
distributors. And this Court now grant John and Thomas Shepherd a 
Quietus Est. 

Dist File : To the widow Martha Shepherd, to John, to Thomas, to 
Samuel, to Elizabeth Goodwin, to RebeckaJi Bigelow deed, or her legal 
representatives, to Sarah Stone, to Deborah White, to Abigail Butler, to 
Violet or her legal representative, to Hannah Ensign. By John Catlin, 
Lt James Steele and Joseph Easton. 



Page 2. 

Slater, Thomas, Simsbury. Died 14 May, 1700, age 27 years. Invt 
^15-10-09. Taken 17 May, 1700, by John Moses, Samuel Humphrey and 
John Case, Jr., Selectmen. 



1X2 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. VII, 

Court Record, Page 34—11 November, 1702: Will proven. This 
Court grant letters of Adms., with the will annexed, unto the widow and 
John Seamore, who gave bond of iioa 

Pagje 71—6 September, 1705: John Seamore, Jr., and Mary Sea- 
more, widow, presented to this Court an account of their Adms. : Paid in 
debts and charges, £16-09-01. Which account this Court allow and orjjier 
to be put on file. 

Page 7 J — 7 November, 1705: Adms. account accepted, and this 
Court grant them a Quietus Est. 

Page 284 (Vol. VIII) : Inventory of some land belonging to the 
estate of Zacfaariah Seamore, late of Wethersfidd, deed., valued at £48- 
10-00. Taken 28 April, 1714, by John Hart, Sen., and John Stanly, Sen. 

Court Record, Page 184 — 5 April, 1714: This Court grant letters 
of Adms., with the will annexed, to Henry Grimes of Wethersfield, son-in- 
law. 

Page 187 — 5 April, 1714: Ruth Seamore, age 15 years, daughter of 
Zachariah Seamore, late of Wethersfield, chose Josiah Churchill of Weth- 
ersfield to be her guardian. Recog., £50. 

Page ipi — ^3 May, 1714: Henry Grimes of Wethersfield, Adms. on 
the estate of Zachariah Seamore of Wethersfield, exhibited additional in- 
ventory consisting of certain lands of the sd. deceased lying within the 
bounds of the Township of Farmington. The Court orders the same re- 
corded and kept on file. Also this Court order that the lands shall be 
equally divided among the surviving daughters or their legal representa- 
tives, first setting out to the widow her thirds or dowry. And appoint GM>t 
Ephraim Goodrich, Mr. George Kilboum and Philip Goff, Jr., to dist 
the sd. estate. 

Dist. File: 3 May, 1714: Estate of Zachariah Seamore: To the 
widow, to Mary the wife of Henry Grimes, to Elizabeth the wife of Henry 
Belding, to Abigail and to Ruth Seamore. By Ephraim Goodrich, George 
Kilboum and I%ilip Goff, Jr. 

Page 174-5-^ 

Shepherd, Sergt John,Hartford (Cooper). Died 12 June, 1707. Invt. 
£278-05-09. Taken by John Bunce, James Steele and Thomas Ridiard. 

Court Record, Page 95 — 7 July 1707 : John Shepherd, of Hartford, 
cooper, and Martha Shepherd of Hartford, widow, relict of Sergt. John 
Shqpherd, late of Hartford, cooper, deed., exhibit invt. This Court grant 
letters of Adms. unto John and Thomas Shepherd, sons of sd. deed. 

Page 126—4 April, 1709: John Shepherd and Thomas Shepherd, 
Adms. on the estate of Sergt. John Shepherd, presented now an account 
of debts which they have paid out of the estate : 

£ 8 d 
Paid in debts and charges, 98-08-03 

And more debts still due, 15-1605 



I700 TO 171a FBOBATB KBCOBDfiL 1 13 

£ s d 
In the whole, 1 14-04-08 

Moveables, 98-17-11 

Debts due from the estate, 15-06-09 

Over and above what the moveables will reach to do. And this Court 
order and direct the Adms. to make their application to the General As- 
sembly to obtain power to sell so much of ^e lands of the estate as will 
produce money to defray the sd. remaining debts, and also £8 more for 
the sd. Adms. charges ; and likewise so much more as shall be necessary to 
supply the widow witfi bedding and other things needful lor her sub- 
sistence. 

Page 128-— 6 June, 1709: The General Assembly, holden la May, 
1709, did grant authority to John and Thomas Shepherd, Adms. on the 
estate of John Shepherd, to s^ so much of die land Monging to sd estate 
as might be sufficient to pay all the debts remaining due, with the Adms. 
charges, and wherewith to furnish the widow to the value of iio for her 
use. 

Page 17 (Vol. VIII) 4 September, 1710: John and Thomas Shep- 
herd having notified the diildren of the sd. deed., or their representatives, 
to bring into this Court an account of what they each of them have had 
and received towards their portions, the sd. children met together and 
made an agreement among themselves relating to what diey eadi of them 
had formerly had, to be reckoned to fhem as part of their portion, and re- 
lating to the claim of the children of Rebeckah Bigdow, deed., which 
Bgreemtnt is allowed and approved by the Court and ordered to be kept on 
fiTe. And this Court now order that tfie remaining estate shall be dist : 1-3 
part of the housing and land to the relict during life, and the remainder of 
land and estate to be dist and divided as f oUoweth : 

i s d 
To John Shepherd, eldest son, 13-16-04 

To Samuel Shepherd, a- 14-09 

To Thomas Shepherd, 4-04-09 

And to each of the 7 daughters of the sd. deed., to each 13-10-07 

And appoint Deacon Joseph Easton, John Catlin and Lt. James Steele 
distributors. And this Court :iow grant John and Thomas Shepherd a 
Quietus Est 

Dist File : To the widow Martha Shepherd, to John, to Thomas, to 
Samuel, to Elizabeth Goodwin, to Rebeckah Bigelow deed, or her legal 
representatives, to Sarah Stone, to Deborah White, to Abigail Butler, to 
Violet or her legal representative, to Hannah Ensign. By John Catlin, 
Lt James Steele and Joseph Easton. 



Page 2. 

Slat«r, Thomas, Simsbury. Died 14 May, 1700, age 27 years. Invt 
^15-10-09. Taken 17 May, 1700, by John Moses, Samuel Humphrey and 
John Case, Jr., Selectmen. 



114 P8DBATB RBCOBDS. VOL. VII^ 

Court Record, Page i — ^5 September, 1700 : Adms. to John Slater, 
father of the deceased. Rec, ^30. 



Page 112. 

Smead, Biohard, Hartford. Died 27 November, 1704. Invt. ii2- 
07-02. TaJcen 8 Deconber, 1704, by Benjamin Graham and Samuel Rich* 
ards. 

Gmrt Record, Page 62 — 19 December, 1704 : Adms. to Thomas Rich- 
ards. Rec, isa 

Page 177-8. 

■mitlly Samuel, Hartford. Died 28 August, 1707. Invt £567-04-10. 
Taken 10 September, 1707, by Joseph Obnsted and Roger Pitldn. 

Court Record, Page 98—6 October, 1707 : Mary Smith, the widow, 
with George Stilman, are appointed Administrators. 

Page 115 — 2 August, 1707-8: This Court direct Mary Smith, 
widow, and George Stilman, Adms., to sell so much of the lands as shall 
produce the sum of /80, towards the pavment of debts. 

Page 16 (Vol. Vni) 3 July, 1710: Mary Smith, widow, and George 
Stilman exhibit now an account of their Adms. on the sd. estate until 
tills time, with the effects of 3 parcels of land sold, and what they have 
paid out of the sd. estate : 

i s d 
In debts and charges and spent for the use of the family, 295-01-02 
Inventory, with some debts received, 341 -07-0 1 

There remains of the moveable part of the estate, 46-05-11 

Account allowed and ordered to be kept on file. 

Page 127—6 April, 1713 : Mary Smith and George Stilman, Adms., 

having formerly rendered an account of their Adm&, this Court order 
tfaeestatetobedistasfolloweth: ^ 

i s d 

To the widow, her part of the housing aisd lands during life, 1509-00 

To Samuel Smith, eldest son, 64-05-10 

And to Benoni Smith, 32-02-11 

To Timothjr, 3202- 1 1 

To Mary smith, daughter, 32-02-11 

To Rebedcah Smith, 32-02-11 

To Mehetabell Smitfi, 32-02-11 

To Marcy Smith, 32-02-11 

And appoint Jonathan Hill, Hezekiah Porter and Timothy Cowles 
distributors. 

Page 167—4 January, 1713-14: Report of the dist. to be recorded and 
kept on file. 



^_^__^ 



X7OO TO 1710. PROBATE RECORDS. II5 

Page 6 (Vol X) 7 February, 1715-16: Samael Smith, a minor son 
of Samuel Smitfi, late of Hartford, deed., ehose Philip Smith to be his 
guardiaiti 

Page 46-7-8-9. 

Boathmaydf WUliamtMiddletown (mariner). Died December, 1702. 
Invt iio8s-i7-oiS. Taken 23 February, 1702-3, by John Hamlin, William 
Sumner and William Whiting. 

CovLTt Record, Page 38-^ March, 1702-3 : This Court grant Adms. 
unto Margaret Southmayd, widow, who gave bonds, with Joseph Whit^ 
ing and C^pt. Aaron Cooke, of isoa 

Page ^ — 8 September, 1703 : Upon motion of Mrs. Margaret South- 
mayd tms Court do proceed to dist the sd. estate : To tfie wi£>w, 1-3 part 
of personal estate, and 1-3 part of the real estate during her natural life, 
the remaining part to be distributed equally among tfie oiildren of the sd. 
deed. And appoint Capt. John Hamlin, Ca4>t Nathaniel White and 
William Whiting to dist tfie estate. 



(See File.) 

Soafhmaydf J<Aii, Waterbury. Know all men by these presents : That 
I, John Southmayd of Waterbury, in the County of Hartford, son to Mr. 
Wm. Soutlunayd, late of Middletown, deceased, doe hereby constitute and 
appoint my bving friend James Wadsworth of Farmington, in the afore- 
said County, my true and lawful attorney in my name and behalf to S4)ply 
himself to the Court of Probates now sitting in Hartford, and tfien in my 
name and bdialf to move the honored Cdurt for a distribution of the 
estate my honored father, Mr. Wm« Southmayd aforesd., was possessed 
of at the time of his decease, that I, Ae aforesaid John Southmayd, may 
rescue my portion according to law. And I, the aforesaid John South- 
mayd, do hereby authorize my aforesaid attorney to use all devices in the 
law for the obtaining of my proportion of the aforesaid estate, and to re- 
move the case from Court to Court as there shall be occcasion. And what* 
soever my aforesaid attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done in die 
premises I doe here by confirm as if I was personally present And in wit- 
ness hereunto I have set to my hand and seal this seventh day of Novem* 
ber in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and five. In the 
presence of 

Witness : Samuel Hooker, John Southmayd^ Ls. 

John Wadsworth. 

Fzgt 78—8 March, 1705—6: Whereas, John Southmaid of Water- 
bury, clerk, hath made his application to this Qnirt to have an order made 
directing the distributors appointed to divide the estate of his late father, 
Wm. Southmaid of Middletown, deed., to set out to him, the said John 



X l6 PROBATE RECOBDS. VOL. VII, 

Southmaid, his double part or portion of his sd father's estate. And the 
sd. distributors ^)pointed have also made application to this Court for di« 
rection to be g^ven to them how mudi to abate from the said John's double 
part or portion of the said estate for his having been brought up to school 
learning. This Court, upon consideration of the case, do order and ap« 
point that the said distritmtors shall abate.out of the said JohnSouthmaid's 
double portion of his said father's estate the sum of £8i according to 
invt, for his having been kept at learning as aforesd., and then distri- 
bute and set out to him so much of the said estate as with that sum and 
what also he hath already received may make up his double portion there* 
of. The said Jno. Southmaid (by his attorney, James Wadsworth) ap- 
pealed from this decree and judgment to the Court of Assistants to be 
holden at Hartford in May next ensuing. And the sd. James Wadsworth 
acknowledged himself to stand bound to the Treasury of this County 
in a recog. of £20 to prosecute Uie sd. appeal to effect and answer all dam- 
ages in case he msJke not his plea good. 

Page 184 (Vol VIII) 5 April, 1714: This Court do appoint Qq)t 
Aaron Cooke of Hartford and Deacon Joseph Rockwell of Middletown to 
join with Mr. Hamlin and Col. William Whiting, who were with Col. 
Nathaniel White, deed., who was formerly appointed to dist the sd. estate. 
And this Court order the distributors to proceed with the distribution. 

Page 230—3 January 1714-15 : This Court doth appoint Margaret 
Southmayd of Midletown to be guardian unto Joseph Southmayd, William 
Southmayd and MiUicent Southmayd, sons and daughter of William- 
Southmayd, late of Middletown, deed. Recog., with Capt. Aarcm Cooke of 
Hartford, £200. 

Dist. File, 21 January, 1714-15: To the widow, to John, to Giles, 
to Allyn, to Margaret, to Anne, to Joseph, to William, to Millicent Soulh^- 
mayd. By John Hamlin, William Whiting and Aaron Cooke. 



Page 145-6. 

Spanoer, Samnol, Haddam. Invt. £50-10-10. Taken 7th February, 
1705-6, by Capt John Cha{Mnan and William Spencer, Jr. 

An agreement, appended to the Inventory on Hie : 

To all whom these presents concern, greeting: Know ye that we, 
John Spencer and Isaac Spencer, do by these presents jointly and severally 
promise and engage to our honoured mother-in-law, Miriam Spencer, to 
pay her twelve pounds in current country pay, to be paid at £3 per year, 
annually, at or before the first of September yearly. This engagement is 
for and in consideration of our mother's thirds in our honored father 
Samuel Spencer his estate deceased, and in case we and our honored 
mother do all of us survive the fifth year, we do, out of re^>ect to her, 
further promise to pay her £3 the fifth year as above, in consideration of 
the above premises. 



: "- - rn<"*#^W>^^ 



1700 TO I7IO. PBOBATE KEC0BD8. XI7 

I, Miriam Spencer, do accept of the conditions as above specified, 
and do by tiiese presents resign up all my right and title of dower or third 
pairt of Ae estate of my honored husband Samuel Spencer, deceased, unto 
his two sons, John and Isaac Spencer, as their own proper estate to their 
proper use and behoof. 

As witness our hands ttus 5th of March, 1705-6. 
Witness : John Chapman, John Spencer, 

WUliam Layns. Isaac Spencer, 

Miriam Spencer. 

Court Record, Page 78--8 March, 1705-6: John Spencer of Hartford 
exhilrited an inventory of his late father, Samuel Spencer of Haddam« 
Ordered recorded and put on file. And this Court grant letters of Adms. 
unto John Spencer. The sd. John Spencer also exhibited in this Court 
an agreement made between the widow and children of the sd. John 
Spencer. 

Page 102-3. 

SpenMTy Timotbjy Haddam. Invt ia40-op-o5. Taken 6 May, 1704^ 
by Thomas Brooks and James Wells. The children: Timothy, Sarah, 
Hannah and Deborah, all of age ; Jonathan, age 12 years ; Rutii 15 year& 

Court Record, Page 57—4 August, 1704: Adms. to Timothy Spen- 
cer, son of the deceased. 

Page 57—7 September, 1704: Account of Adms. exhibited 
and accepted. Ruth Spencer chose James Braynard of Haddam 
to be her guardian; allowed. And Jonathan Spencer chose his brother 
Timothy Spencer to be his guardian ; allowed. This Court appdnt 
Daniel Braynard, Sen., Ensi^ James Wells and Thomas Brooks to dist. 
the estate to the surviving heirs. 

Dist File : 1705 : To Timothy Spencer, to Joseph Chapman and 
wife Sarah Spencer, to Azariah Dickinson and wife Hannah, to John 
Hungerford and wife Deborah Spencer. A further division to Timothy, 
to Ruth, to Jonathan, to Sarah (the wife of Joseph Chapman), to Hann^ 
(the wife of Azariah Dickinson), and to Deborah (the wife of John 
Hungerford). By Daniel Braynard and Thomas Brooks. 

I^age 70—6 September, 1705 : Report of Ae distributors. 

Page no — ^5 April, 1708: James Braynard, guardian to Ruth 
Spencer, exhibits in Court an acquittance or discharge, under the hand 
of sd. Ruth, now of age. Bond now cancelled. 



Page 161-2. 

Stanly, Oapt John, Farmington. D 
^360-07-01. Taken 13 January, 1706-7, by 
Wadsworth. Will dated 24 April, 1705. 



Sl8 nOBATB RECOBDS. VOL. VII, 

I, John Stanly, Sen., of Faimington, do make this my last will and 
testament : I g^ive to my wife Sarah my 4-acre lot lying beyond tiie 2nd 
momitain in the southerly end of a larjp^erpiece of landtluit I havereoorded 
to me and 10 acres of land southward n'om the field called 80 acres. These 
two parcels of land I give to my wife forever. I give to my son Isaac 
Stanly all my land in the Great Meadow at Crane Hall, and the farm which 
I have not given to my son Thomas Stanly by deed of guift, and my lot 
of about 5 acres lying by Isaac Cowles's homelot, reserving half the im- 
provement of it for my wife during her natural life ; and 4 acres of land 
of my lot eastward of the 2nd mountain, butting southerly on the land I 
have given to my wife, and my lot at the Great Swamp, containing 20 
acres more or less. I do hereby appoint that my son Isaac Stanly shall 
have no power to dispose of any land or other estate I have given him in 
this will without the consent of my son John Stanly and my son-in-law 
John Hooker, anything in this will to the contrary notwithstanding. I 
give to my daughter Sarah Gaylord is, to be paid by my sons, John Stanly, 
Thomas Stanly and Timothy Stanly. I give to my daughters Abigail 
Hooker and Elizabeth Wadsworth 5 shillings apiece. I give all the re- 
mainder of my estate, not formerly disposed of by deeds of guift, to my 
sons, John Stanljr, Thomas Stanly and Timothy Stanly, to be by them 
equally divided. I appoint my wife sole executrix. 
Witness : Thomas Bull, , John Stanley, Sjen., ls. 

William Brounson, 

^ Court Record, Page 89—3 February, 1706-7: Will proven. 

Dist File, 14 Fd^ruary, 1714: Estate of J<^ Stanly: To the 
^dow Sarah, to Isaac, to Jomi, to Thomas, to Timothy, to Abigail 
Hooker, to Elizabeth Wadswortfa and to Sarah Gaylord. 
Witness : Luke Hayes, 

Ebeneser Steele. 



InvL in Vol. VIII, Page 38. 

• 

Stedman, Simmoni; Wethersfield. Invt. £83*06-02. Taken 26 
November, 1709, by Nathaniel Stoddar and Jonathan Deming. 

Court Record, Page 134 — 7 November, 1709: Adms. granted to 
Thomas Stedman, a brcdier of sd. deed, residing in Wethersfield. 

Page 137— 5 December, 1709-10 : Benjamin Judd was summoned to 
Court to answer to the charge of retaining goods and chattels belonging 
to the estate of Simmons Stedman, deed., and examined under oath. Ben^ 
jamin Judd was ordered by this Court to deliver all the goods and estate of 
Simmons Stedman in his hands or custody, which sd. Simmons did not sell 
and deliver to him in his lifetime, unto Thomas Stedman of Wethersfield, 
Adms., and to adjudge the sd. Benjamin Judd to pay to sd. Thomas Sted- 
man i 1 7-08-00 for the cost of his prosecution in this case. 

Page 14 (Vol. VIII) 5 June, 1710: Thomas Stedman, Adms., ex- 
hibits now an account of his Adms. And this Court order the estate to be 



1700 TO 1710. PROBATE KSCOKDS. 1 19 

dist. to the brothers and sisters as followeth : To John» Thomas and 
Samuel Stedman and Violet Rowell (the wife of Thomas Rowell of 
Windsor), the next of kin to the deed., in equal degree. And appoint 
George Kilboum, John Curtis, Jr., and Michael Griswold distributors. 
Benjamin Judd and John Woodruff of Farmington appealed from this 
order of Court to the Court of Assistants to be holden at New Haven on 
tiie 1st Tuesday of Octc>ber next, giving bond. John Woodruff withdrew 
bis appeal 14th of June, 1710. 

Page 38—5 March, 1710 : Report of the dist 

P^gc 5S (Vol. X) 29 September, 1724: Ebenezer Gilbert, of Farm- 
ington, showing that a part of the estate in land of sd. deed, that was 
by order of Court, 5 June, 1710, distributed on the 26O1 of February, 1710- 
II, to John Stedman and Violet Rowell, his sister, was not set out by meets 
and bounds. And now the sd. Gilbert, having purchased sd. land, prays 
this Court to wpoint distributors to set out sd. part by meets and bounds. 
Stephen Lee, Joseph Smith and Isaac Lee were appcnnted 



Page 76-7-8. 



StoddAT, Joimf tat, Wetbersfield. Died 4tfa December, 1703. Invt, 
^^725-09-06. Taken loth January, 1703-4, by Nathaniel Stodder and 
John Curtis, Jr. Will dated 30 November, 1703. 

I, John Stodder, Sen., of Wetbersfield, being visited with dangerous 
sickness and apprehending approaching death, I will that all my just 
debts be truly paid. I give to my beloved wife Elizabeth 1-3 part of my 
estate, both real and personal. I will to my eldest son Thomas Stodder 
nil my lands lying in the west lots, adjoining to Farmington bmmds, 
75 acres. The remainder of my estate to be equally divided amongst the 
jrest of my children when they come to lawful age. Their names are as 
follows: Jonathan, David, Samuel, Elizabeth and Mary. It is to be 
understood that I will to my eldest son a double portion. And I do consti- 
tute my loving wife executrix. And I do make my friends, John Curtis, 
Jr., and Nathaniel Stodder, my overseers. 

Witness : John Curtis, Jr., John Stodder^ ls. 

Nathaniel Stodder. 

Court Record, Page 51—12 January, 1703-4: Will and invt. exhibited 
l>y Elizabeth die relict. Proven. 



Stoddar, MafbaatoL Court Record, Page 64—6 March, 1704-5 : 
This Court appoint Nathaniel Stoddar guardian to his son Nathaniel. 
Hec, i20. 



A 



lao PBOBATB KEOCMDS. VOL. VII, 

Stoiigkfani, John. Court Record, P^ 13-^17 April, i;oi : John 
and WilUam Stoughton, sods of John, choose their father to be fteir guar- 
dian. 



Page 116. 

8t0W| fltarft Matkaaid, Middletown. Died February, 1704-5. Invt 
^368-09-09. Taken 20 February, 1704-5, by John Hall, Scth Warner and 
Alexander Rollo. 

Court Record, Page ^—6 March, 1704-5 : Adms. to Thomas Stow, 
Sen., a brother of the decoised. Rec, £2oa 

Page 8a— 4 April, 1706: Thomas Stow of Middletown, Adms. on 
the estate of Nathaniel Stow, presented an account of his Adms. : 

i s d 
Has paid in debts and charges, 9^-14-05 

Inventory, 384-03-03 

The real part, 231-00-00 

Personal part, I53-03-Q3 

Deducting 1-2 real part g^ven Samuel Stow by deed, 1 15-10-00 

There remains of the resd estate, 1 15-10-00 

And of personal estate there remains, 92-14-05 

There remains to be distributed in equal parts, 57-08-10 

To Thomas Stow, to Samuel Stow, to heirs of John Stow, to Mary 
Spalding, to Thankful Hill, and to hetrs of Elizabeth Bidwell, deed. 

This Court order a distribution of the estate, and appoint Lt 
Thomas Ward, Alexander Rollo and Deacon Joseph Rodcwell distribu- 
tors. 

To John Stow, to Thankful Hill, to Samuel Cotton (son of Mary 
Spalden alias Cotton), to Samuel Bidwell (husband of Elizabeth Bid- 
well, deed.), and to Thomas Stow (brother of Sergt Nathaniel Stow). 
By Thomas Ward, Alexander Rollo and Joseph RodkwelL 

Court Record, Page 95—7 July, 1707 : Report of the dist on file. 



Page 95-6-7-8-9-100-1-2. 

Stow, Rev. Samuel, Middletown. Invt £303-08-04. Taken 20 June, 
1704, by Nathaniel Stow, Ebenezer Hubbard and Noadiah Russell. Will 
dated 13 August, 1702. 

I, Samuel Stow of Middletown, do make diis my last will and tes- 
tament : I give unto my son John Stow and to his son Samuel Stow die 
residue of tihat which we have called the middle pasture, all being about 
3 acres more or less, butting upon my 5-acre home lot east, and on the 
heirs of my daughter Gilbert west I give unto my son-in-law Israhiah 
Wetmore 3 1-2 acres of swamp and meadow on the west side of the 
Crook bridge, that we have made for carting, which sd, 31-2 acres are 



I700 TO I7IO. PSOBATK SBOMtDS. 121 

thus bounded : on the east on my son John's ; on Mr. G>Ilin8 south ; on 
my Cousin Sergt Nathaniel Stowe west; and on Cousen John Stow's 
heirs from a great stump to a bush between Obadiah Allyn, Senior, and 
my heirs. If the quantity reach so far, the north is the Lammas high* 
way, and the Une between it and my heir, Samuel Stow, to whom I do 
give the residue of swamp northward and meadow adjoining unto my 
son Ichabod's heir west, and butting upon the Rivulet north and east, 
the south on his uncle Israhiah. Item. I having s^ven my son Sergt. 
Israhiah Wetmore and my daughter Rachel part of my houselot which 
was five acres, the residue being three, I give the value of fte sd. land 
to my daughter Elizabeth Bams and to my daughter Margaret Wetmore, 
each of them half of the value he gave for his brother Benjamin's land. 
I give unto my daughters Elizabeui Bams and Margaret Wetmore all 
my propriety in that which is called the Round Meadow, my daughter 
Radiell's husband having by exchange set over his third part which 
their deed mentioiied to his brother Beriah, the husband of my daughter 
Margaret Item. Further, having given to my daughter Rachel, as their 
deed given doth mention, ten acres on the east side of the Great 
River in that lot of eight or nine and thirty acres more or 
less, I give to my daughter Elizabeth abovesd., and unto my 
daughter Margaret, each of them, lo acres of land in sd. lot of 39 acres, the 
over-plus of the thirty bemg given to my daughter Thaid^ful Trow- 
bridge mentioned in the deed given to her husband William Trowbridge. 
The abuttments of these parcels to my four daughters in the whole is 
thus : On the highway east, on the land of Henry Coles west, and An- 
drew Warner south, and Mr. Giles Hamlin's heirs north, having a high- 
way through it to Woi^^unk 8 rods wide. My sons Israhiah Wetmore 
and Maybee Barnes having, with my approbation, sold their wives' parts 
to Goodman Gill, the otiier two must take up theirs on the east end. As to 
a parcel of land in the westermost range of the Great Lott, containing 
605 acres, I have given to six children, to each 1-6 part : the first lott to 
my son John Stow in behalf of his eldest daughter Hope Stow ; the 2nd 
to Beriah Wetmore or his wife (my daughter Margaret) ; the 3rd to 
Maybee Barnes for his wife (my daughter Elizabeth) ; tfie 4tfa to William 
Trowbridge for his wife (my daughter Thankful) ; the 5th to my son 
Israhiah Wetmore as a trustee for the orphans of my daughter Gilbert ; 
the 6th to myself, being 100 acres or more, upon an account of 100 acres 
I let my son Israhiah Wetmore have at the Fall Lott in lieu of his wife's 




my 

deceased daughter Dorothy ; to Samuel Barnes, the son of my daughter 
Elizabedi; to Ichabod Wetmore, son of my daughter Rachel; and to 
Beriah Wetmore, tfie husband of my daughter Margaret. I give 5 
acres to my daughter Hope Stow, the daughter of my son Ichabod Stow. 
I intreat my friends, Mr. John Hamlin, Rev. Mr. Noadiah Russell and 
my kinsman, Rev. Mr. James Pierpont of New Haven, to be overseers. 



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X22 P80BATB RBC0BD6. VOL. VII» 

And my son John and my son-in-law Israhiah Wetmore to be my prin- 
cipal executors. It is further my will, as to my household stuff and 
moveables/ it is my desire that what my wife did say before her decease 
(that such or such a daughter should have that as they shall agree) which 
I wish them to do among themselves tfiat it be fuUfilled, which I suppose 
done in a great part as to dammas, fine linen» cushions of needle work* 
velvet covers for stool and chairs. And as she wills, I will. And that 
my daughter Margaret shall have the hirii bed with the curtains and 
vallents broidered, witfi what necessary bedding and bolsters, besides 
the bed and bedsted, that hath been improved about me. Besides, I 
will Margaret the value of half the long table and carpet, and daughter 
Rachel the whole, pa^^the value of half of the whole to Margaret, Mr. 
Pierpont judging of it The great carved chest I have willed to Margaret, 
as also the silver spoon whidi she possesseth, marked ''S. S. M." And 
that marked "S. S. E." to my daughter Elizabeth. The spoon marked 
*'S. S. D." let it be reserved for little Sarah Gilbert when of age. As to 
what more of silver, brass and iron in die house that was mine, I will it 
to my daughter Rachel because tender and careful of me in my old age. 

Samuel Stow, ls. 

Forasmuch as daughter-in-law Robinson hath not, according to my 
proffers, attended to comply with me in the establishing of this my last 
will to which I have set my hand and seal, I do will that land in contro- 
versy be sold for the just defraught of extraordinary debts and diarges 
before there be any distribution of my estate, that all due debts be paid. 
If she doth comply, then what may be wanting out of my responsible 
estate may answer it. April 20th, 1704. 

Witness : John Cornwall, Sen., Samuel Stow, ls. 

John Collins, Samuel Warner. 

Court Record, Page 57 — 4 July, 1704: Will proven. 



Page 222. 

Stow, Samuel, son of John Stow, flax dresser, Middletown. Invt. 
£163-15-06. Taken 24 March, 1708-9, by Israhiah Wetmore and Joseph 
Rodkwell. 

Court Record, Page 125 — 4, April, 1709 : Adms. to George Phillips 
of Middletown, mariner (brother-in-law of said deceased). 

Page 129—6 June, 1709: George Phillips of Middletown, mariner, 
Adms. on the estate of Samuel Stow, late of Middletown, deceased, ex- 
hibited an account of his Adms. and is granted a Quietus Est. And this 
Court do now order and decree that all uie residue of the estate of the sd. 
Samuel Stow, deed., both real and personal, mentioned and contained in 
the inventory thereof, upon record in this Court, shall be and remain 
to the said George Phillips and Hope Phillips his wife, the only surviving 



1700 TO 17 10. PROBATE BBG0KD6. 1 23 

sister and heir«in-law of the said Samuel Stow, deceased, and to tiieir 
or her heirs and assigns forever. 

Invt in VoL VIII, Page 34. 

Stratton, Winiam, Windsor. Invt. i4i-i9-o6. Taken 31 March, 
1709-10, by Benajah Holcomb, Josiah Owen and Nathaniel Pinney. 

Court Record, Page 136---5 December, 1709: Adms. granted to 
Abigail Stratton, widow. 

Page 8 (Vol. VIII) 3 April, 1710: Abigail Stratton, Adms., ex- 
hibited an inventory. 

Paee 88 (Vol. X) 7 June, 1725 : This Court appoint Edward Gris- 
wold of Windsor to be guardian unto Serajah Stratton of Windsor, a 
minor, 18 years of age. Kecog., £50. 

Page 45. 

StrieUaiidt JoMph, Simsbury. Died gth Fd>ruary, 1702-3. Invt 
in 1-15-00. Taken 27 February, 1702-3, by Thomas Barber, Peter Buell, 
Nathaniel Holcomb, Sen., and Samuel Beaman. The children: Eliza- 
beth, age 17 years; Hannah 15, Joseph 13, Mary 11, Samuel 5, Edward 
one and a half years old. 

Court Record, Page 37—2 March, 1702-3: Adms. to the widow, 
Elizabeth Strickland. Rec, iso, with Samuel Cross of Windsor. 

Page 55 — 12 April, 1704: Adms. account rendered and accepted. 

Page 198 (VoL VIII) 7 June, 1714: Elizabeth Strickland exhibited 
now an account of her Adms. on the estate of her late husband, Joseph 
Strickland of Simsbury: 

I s d 
Inventory, with debts paid, X24-02-11 

Paid out, 47-02-10 

There remains to be distributed, 77-00-01 

Account accepted and ordered on file. Order for distribution : To 
the relict, to Samuel the eldest son, to Edward Strickland, to Elizabeth, 
Hannah and Mary Strickland. And appoint Nathaniel Holcomb, Sen., 
Peter Buell and James Cornish, distributors. This Court appoint Eliza- 
beth Strickland to be guardian to her son Edward Strickland, a minor 
about 13 years of age. And Samuel made choice of his mother for his 
guardian. Recog., iio. 

Page 210—2 August, 1714: Adms. granted a Quietus Est. 



Page 209. 

Strong, Batnm, Jr., Tanner, Windsor. Died 6 August, 1708. Invt. 
3£334-o6-oo. Taken 4 November, 1708, by John Moore, Sen., and John 
Wolcott, Sen. 



1 



124 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. VII, 

Court Record, Page 1 17—13 September, 1708 : This Court grant let- 
ters of Adtns. on the estate of Return Strong, Jr., tanner, late of Windsor, 
deed, jointly to Elizabeth Strong, widow, relict of the sd. deed., and 
Samuel Strong of Windsor, brother of the sd. deed. 

Page 120—7 December, 1708 : Samuel Strong refusing to accept the 
trust, this Court now grant letters of Adms. to Elizabeth Strong, widow, 
who gave bond of iaoo. 

Page 9 (Vol. VIII) 3 April, 1710: EUzabeth Strong of Windsor, 
Adms., presented now to this Court an account of a parcel of tanned 
leather belonging to the estate, valued at i50-os-o^, to be added to the invt 

Page 1^—7 December, 1713: Elizabedi Strong, Adms., exhibited 
now an account of her Adms. : 

i s d 

Inventory, with debts paid, 4i9-i3-<^ 

The real part, 266-00-00 
Accounts paid in debts, charges, etc, 67-07-06 

There remains of moveable estate, 84-06-03 

Which, added to the real part to be distributed, 350-06-03 

Account accepted and estate ordered to be distributed as follows : 
To Elizabeth Strong, widow, with fliirds of housing and lands, 28-02-ox 

To John Warham Strong, eldest son, 214-16-02 

To Elizabeth Strong, only daughter, 107-08-00 

And appoint John EUot, Esq., Mr. John Moore and Eliakim Marshall 
of Windsor distributors. This Court appoint Elizabetfi Strong to be 
guardian to John Warham Strong, age 7 years, and Elizabeth Strong, age 
5 years, children of Return Strong, Jr. Reoog., iioo. 



Page 65-6. 

Sunnw, William, Middletown. Died 20 July, 1703. Invt £432-11-10. 
Taken 18 August, 1703, by Nathaniel Stow, Sen., Samuel Bidwell and 
William Ward, Sen. The children : Hezddah, age 20 years ; Daniel 15, 
Sarah 18. 

Court Record, Page 47 — 8 September, 1703 : This Court grant letters 
of Adms. unto Hann^, tfie widow, who gave b<Mids, with Capt. John 
Hamlin and Samuel Bidwell, of iisa 

Page 58—7 September, 1704: Hannah Sumner, widow, Adms., ex- 
hibited an account of her Adms. : Received, £609-1 1 ; paid in debts, £26- 
15-00 money. Account accepted and order of dist to tlie wife and chil- 
dren equally amongst themselves. And appoint John Hamlin, William 
Ward and Deacon Rockwell distributors. 

Page 205 (Vol. VIII) 5 July, 1714: Mrs. Hannah Hall of Middle- 
town, Adms. on the estate of Mr. William Sumner, late of Middletown, 
exhibited an account of her Adms. and also a distribution thereof made 
by John Hamlin, William Ward and Joseph Rockwell, pursuant to an 



1700 TO I7IO. PROBATE BECORDS. I25 

order of this Court, 1704, which account the Court allow and confirm 
and order to be kept 00 fiOle. And this Court grant the Adms. a Quieius 
Est. 

Page 143 (Vol. IX) 3 January, i7ao*i : Hezeldah Sumner now ex- 
hibited a settlement upon an award dated 17 June, 1720, of the remain- 
ing part of the estate of William Sumner, deed, not before distributed, and 
likewise of his brother Daniel Sumner, deed, under the hands and seals of 
James Wadsworth, Esq., and Hexddah Brainard, which award is by thb 
Court accepted for the full settlement of sd estate, and ordered to be kept 
on file. 

See File: 3 May, 1720: Hezekiah Sumner requests this Court, in 
the settlement of the estate of Daniel Sumner, who had died, to allow 
him to buy and pay Sarah for the homested 



Page 176-7. 

Tiiylor, Btiphflii, San., Windsor. Died 3 At^st, 1707. Invt. i38o- 
10-09. Taken to August, 1707, by Job Drake, Thomas Stoug^ton and 
Soger Woicott 

Court Record, Page 96— ist September, 1707: This Court grant 
Adms. unto Joanna the widow, relict, and her son Stephen Taylor. Wil- 
liam Taylor, one of the sons, 18 years of age, chose Roger Woicott of 
Windsor to be his guardian. Said Roger refused 

Page loa— 2 February, 1707-8: William Taylor of Windsor, one 
of the sons of Stephen Taylor, Sen., 18 years of age, diose William Wd- 
cott of Windsor to be his guardian. 

Page 106-^ist March, 1707-8: Joanna Taylor, widow, and Stephen 
Taylor, her son, presented to tins Court an account of her Adms. on the 
estate of Stephen Taylor, deed, which account is allowed : Have paid in 
debts i34-i8-09, which sum being deducted from the total sum of the 
inventory, the surplusage thereof, botfi real and personal, this Court 
order distributed to the sd. widow and to Stephen Taylor, her son, and 
to the rest of the children. And appoint Capt. Thomas Stoughton, Dea- 
con Job Drake and Rc^r Woicott of Windsor, distributors. And grant 
Joanna and Stephen Taylor, Adms., a Quietus Est. 

Dist. File: 31 March, 1708: The estate of Stephen Taylor was dis- 
tributed as follows : 

i s d 
To Joanna Taylor, widow, 41-19-02 

To Stephen Taylor, eldest son, 130- 14- 10 

To William Taylor, 2nd son, 65-03-05 

To Sary, eldest daughter, 65-07-05 

To Joanna, 2nd daughter, 65-07-05 

By Thomas Stoughton and Job Drake, Sen. 



126 PROBATB RECORDS. VOL. VII, 



We whose names are underwritten, being children and heirs to the 
above sd. Stephen Taylor, deed., do hereby declare that we are well 
pleased and satisfied with the above sd. distribution. 
Windsor, September 6th, 1708. 

Joanna X Taylor, 

Stephen Taylor, 

Sarah X Taylor, 

Ephraim Bissell, 

Joanna Bissell, 

William Taylor. 



Pag« 137. 

Thampiont ThomaSi In., Farmington. Invt i456-i3-o5- Taken 
18 January, 1705-6, by John Thompson, Sen., Samuel Woodruff, Sen., 
and Joseph Hawley. 

Court Record, Page 74—22 January, 1705-6: Adms. granted unto 
Thomas Thompson, son of the deceased. This 0)urt appoint John 
Thompson, Sen., to be guardian to Daniel Thompson, a minor son of 
Thomas Thompson, deed. 

Page 78—8 March, 1705-6: This Court appointToseph Hawley to 
be guardian to Samuel Thompson, a minor son of Thomas Thompson^ 
deed. 

Page 80—2 April, 1706: This Court appoint Nathaniel Coale of 
Farmington to be guardian to Daniel Thompson, a minor son of Thomas 
Thompson, deceased. 

Page 105 — 1st March, 1707*^: This Court a^ipoint John Gark, Jr., 
to be guardian to Mercy Thompson, a minor 3 years of age, daughter of 
the sd. Thomas Thompson, deceased. Thomas Thompson, Adms., pre- 
sented an account of his Adms., whidi is accepted, lliis Court appoint 
Mr. John Hooker, John Wadsworth and Samuel Newell to dist (he es* 
tate. And the Adms. is |^anted a Quietus Est. 

See File: Distribution of the estate of Thomas Thompson, ist 
April, 1708: 

i s d 
To Thomas Thompson, eldest son, 123-06-08 

To Elizabeth and Mary Woodruff, children of Elizabeth Wood- 
ruff, decease, 61-13-04 
To Samuel Thompson, 61-13-04 
To Anne, Daniel auod Mary Thompson, to each, 61-13-04 

By John Hooker, Samuel Newell, Sen., and Jno. Wadswortii. 

Page 148 (Vol. VIII) 6 July, 1713 : Joseph Hawley, of Farming* 
ton, now discharged from his trust of guardianship to Samuel Thompson, 
son of Thomas TTiompson, late of Farmington, deed. 



1700 TO 171a PSOBATB RECORDS. 137 

Page 1 10 (Vol. X) 3 January^ 1725-6: This Court pjant an appeal 
to Daniel Thon4>son, son of sd. deed., from a decree of tins Court accept- 
ing an inventory of sd. estate on the 22nd January^ I7<£ (accepted and al« 
lowing of a dist of sd. estate) to the Superior Court in March next 



Page 72-3-4. 

ThonitoB, II101BII9 Hartford. Died 22 September, 1703. Invt 
i498-i2-03. Taken 15 October, 1703, by Thomas Bunce, Sen., Hezekiah 
Willis and Samuel Howard. Will dated 11 April, 1694- 

I, Thomas Thornton of Hartford, do make this my last will and tes- 
tament : I give to my wife Hannah Thornton the use of two rooms in 
my dwelling house, part of the cellar, part of fte bam to lay hay to keep 
one cow, during her widowhood, with the use of all my estate tiU my son 
Samuel shall attain the age of 21 years. I give to my wife the use or rent 
of all my other lands, excepting my homelot in Hartford, during her nat- 
ural life, only my son Samuel shaU have liberty to improve it, he paying 
to his mother the rent of sd. lands. I give to my son Samuel, when he 
shall attain the age of 21 years, my now dwelling house and bams and 
out-houses, excepting what is above mentioned, as also my homelot with 
all the privileges thereon, only his mother shall have the use of part of the 
garden during her widowhood. I give to him my part of the wardiouse 
at the Common Landing Place in Hartford. As for my other estate, my 
will is that it shall be equally divided between my wife and my son Sam- 
uel. I appoint my wife sole executrix till my son Samuel shall attain the 
age of 21 years ; dien he shall be joined an executor. I desire my brother 
Nathaniel Farren and John Wilson to be my overseers. 
Witness : Samuel Kellogg, Thomas Thornton, ls. 

John WitsofL 

Court Record, Page 49— ist Tuesday, November, 1703: John Wil- 
son being deceased, the executors named in the will appeared in Court 
and did declare that they are satisfied that it was the testator's will, and 
desire the probation thereof. Will approved. 



Page 213-14-15-16. 

ArMt^ JaaiM, In., Wethersfield. Died 12 February, 1708-9. Invt 
iX235-i4-02. Taken 3 Mardi, 170S-9, by Jonathan Belden, Edward 
Bulkeley and John Lattimer. Will dated 9 January, 1708-9. 

The last will and testament of James Treat, Sen., of Wethersfield : I 
give unto my eldest son James Treat a double share or portion of my 
land lying in Wethersfield. I give unto my 2nd son Samuel Treat the 
homelot with the house thereon standing, which lot of land I purchased of 
John Edwards and his mother according as sd. lott is bounded in the 






128 PJKOBATE RECOBDS. VOL. VIZ, 

Records. I c^ive my sd. son 10 acres of land in the Plaine, botinded 
upon Mr. Nathaniel Stanl/s beirs^ on land of John Chester, on sundry 
homelots, and my own land in the Great Plaine; 4 acres of land in the 
Great Swamp, next to Thomas Hollister, deed. ; 2 acres of land in the 
Great Plaine next to the land of James Steele. I give mito my son 
Sahnon Treat 200 acres of land which lyeth near the Great Pond neac 
tiie road leading towards Colchester, for which 200 acres of land I have 
a Grant from tfie General Assembly; and also gave or paid the Native 
Purchase, and the same was laid out to me by order of Court. I give unto 
my son Salmon an equal share of my personal estate, which I leave in the 
hands of my wife. I give to my son Ridiard Treat, moreover and above 
what I have already given to him sd. Richard as by deed of guift sheweth, 
I say I give unto him a single share of the estate I leave in the hands of 
his mother. I give to my son Joseph Treat 1-2 of my lot lying on the 
West Field Hill, containing 6 acres or more, which piece of land is to be 
between my sons Richard and Joseph. And I leave the partition to be 
made by my sd. sons as may best accommodate and suit eadi other. Also, 
I give unto my sd. son Joseph Treat my now dwelling house and homelot, 
with all the buildings thereon, after die decease of his mother. I give 
unto my daughter Jerusha, the wife of Capt. Thomas Welles, to be to her 
and her eldest son William Welles forever, 3 score aci;es of land lying on 
Cow Plaine, to be on the north side of my lot, which Estate I give to be an 
addition to my daughter to what I have sdready pven her. I give unto 
my daughter Rebeckah, the wife of Ebenezer Dcnung, to be to her and 
her son Joseph Deming forever, the remainder of my lot on the Cow 
Plaine, being about 54 acres on the south side. I give to my daughter 
Mabel Treat iioo current country pay. I give, or my mind is tiiat my 
loving wife Rebeckah Treat shall have, the improvement of all my lands 
that I have not given to any of my children in tfiis my last will or by deed 
of guift heretofore, that my wife have the use of sd. lands for her main- 
tenance, subsistence and comfort during her natural life. I give unto my 
four sons, James Treat, Samuel Treat, Richard Treat and Joseph Treat, 
• all those lands which I leave in the hands of my wife. I do appcMnt my 
sons James Treat and Samuel Treat to be executors. I give my purchase 
of 200 acres of land near the Stone House beyond the bounds of Glaston- 
bury, and also a right I purchased in the lands at Oweantinuclc, both 
which I give to my executors, James and Samuel Treat and Aeir heirs 
forever. 

Witness : Samuel Boreman, James Treat Sen., ls. 

Ebenezer Kilboum. 

Court Record, Page 12a — 7 March, 1708-9: Will prov^. This 
Court grant letters of Adms. to James Treat and Samuel Treat, executors, 
with me will annexed. 

Page J4 (Vol. XH) ist October, 1735: It appearing to this Court 
that, in order to a dist. of the estate of James Treat according to his last 
will, an invt. ol the lands by deed of guift to his sons James Treat and 



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1700 TO I7IO* PBOBATE RECORDS. 139 

Richard Treat should be taken : Whereas, John Lattuner and Jonatfian 
Bdding, formerly appointed to take sd. invt, are deceased, this Court 
now appoint Jonathan Belding, Lt. Joshua Rdbbins and Q^t Edward 
Bulkeley to apprise sd. lands at the value when the former inventory was 
taken, 3rd March, 1708-9. 

Page 35 — 4 November, 1735 : James Treat, one of the heirs to the 
estate of James Treat, late deed., and one of the executors of the will, in* 
^ forms this Court that the heirs did not and would not agree among them- 
' selves to divide the land or real estate of the sd. deceased, and that Sam- 
uel Treat, one of the executors and sosn of the sd. deceased, being deceased, 
he, the sd. James Treat, executor, had not power alone to divide sd. reales*- 
tate, therefore cited the heirs to appear before the Court to object if tliey 
see cause why freeholders to divide the estate should not be appointed at 
tfie hearing. This Court decides that there cannot be equal division unless 
there be a new apprisal, forasmuch as the deceased, in and by his will, left 
Ihe real estate in the possession of his widow, and after her decease to be 
<livided by their sons, and the sd. widow being lately deceased, and the 
'dwelling house decayed, this Court order a new apprisal of sd. estate. 
James Treat, heir and executor, appealed from this decree to the Superior 
Court. 



Page 19. 

Trill, Thomaf, Hartford. Invt £24-03-00. Taken 19 November, 
1700, by John Catlin and John Pitkin. 

Court Record, Pace 9—10 March, 1700-1 : Invt exhitnted by Ann 
-the widow, relict of sd. deed. 

Page go (Vol. IX) 6 January, 1718-19: This Court grant letters of 
Adms. unto Thomas Trill, son of the deed. 



Page 143-4. 

Turn«r, Ephraim, Hartford. Invt. i62-oi-io. Taken January, 
-1705-6, by Joseph Wadsworth and Hezekiah Willis. 

Court Record, Page 74—19 December, 1705 : Adms. to Capt Ciprian 
Nichols, Mary Turner, the widow, having refused Adms. 

Page 82 — 4 April, 1706 : Proclamation to creditors to appear. 



Page a8. 

▼•ntnn, Winiam, Haddam, about 78 years of age. Died 2 July, 
1701. Invt. £237-16-00. Taken 10 July, 1701, by Daniel Brainard, Na- 
thaniel Spencer and Joseph Arnold. Part of William Ventnis' inventory 
is as followeth : 



X30 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. VII, 

i S d 

The house and homestead which he bought of Wiatt, 30-00-00 

Two lots in the Cove meadow, which is at Moodus, 30-00-00 

All the right which he bought of Wiat, one lot excluded, 25-00-00 

All the right that he bought of Wiat which lyeth upon the 
plain over against 30-mile Island on the east side of the 
river, 03-00-00 

A lot of 16 acres that he bought of Wiatt, 02-00-00 

All the right of Wiat's beside what is above written, 
both divided and undivided, on the west side of the 
Great River. 08-00-00 

Will dated 21st March, 1699-1700. I, William Ventrus of Haddam, 
being very aged and crazy of body, do make and constitute this my last 
will and testament : I do hereby ratify and confirm the deed of g^if t or 
sale formerly made to my son Moses Ventrus. I g^ve and 
bequeatii to my son John Ventrus, forever, that house and 
homdot which I purchased of John Wiat, and the upper and lower lot in 
Cove meadow, and a iioo right on the west side of Connecticut River, 
whidi I purchased of said Wiat And in case John Ventrus hath no issue 
of his own body, or said issue decease before it comes to age, that it shall 
go and fall to Moses his child or children. I give unto my wife Elizabeth 
Ventrus 40 shillings per year in provision pay, to be paid her yearly dur* 
ing her widowhood by my son John Ventrus upon consideration of what I 
give him ; and also I give my wife liberty to dispose of what estate she 
brought with her that is yet left. It is my will that my two sons John 
and Moses Ventrus pay unto their sister Susanna Brainwood, my daugh- 
ter, eadi of them l^ in provision pay, two full years after my decease, as 
her portion from me, and this legacy of iio to be all she shall expect. I 
do give and bequeath all my whole right and rights, lands and privileges 
on the east side of the Cove and Great River, on Machamoodus, to my 
two sons John and Moses, to them and their heirs forever. I appoint my 
son Moses Ventrus executor, and appoint Mr. William Eely and Mr. John 
Smith of Haddam to be the overseers. Wm. X Ventrus. 

Witness : John Stiutk, 

WMiam ScovilL 

Court Record, Page 18—6 September, 1701 : Will proven. 



Page 22-23. 

Waldo, John, Windham. Died 14 April, 1700. Invt. £292-07-00. 
Taken 30 April, 1700, by John Fitch and Jonathan Crane. Will dated 14 
April, 1700. I, John Waldo of Windham, do nominate, appoint and ordain 
my loving son John Waldo, my dear wife Rebeckah, and Thomas Hunt- 
ington, to make my will or wills, to settle my estate, and make deed or 
deeds as they shall think meet according to ^e rules of equity and right* 



1700 TO 1710. PROBATE RBC0BD6. I3I 

eousness, as there shall be occasion, of all xny estate, real and personal, 
that is to be found here and at Chensford or elsewhere. To the confirma* 
tion hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of April, 
1700. 

Witness: Shuball Dimmock, John Waldo, ls. 

John Barnard. 

Mr. John Waldo acknowledged this instrument to be his act and deed 
the day and year above written. Before me, loshua Ripley, Justice of 
the Peace. 

Court Record, Page 19— ii November, 1701 : Will and invt. exhib- 
ited. 

Page 36— a .March, 1702-3: Adms. granted to Rebecca Waldo, 
widow relict, and John Waldo, son of John Waldo, late of Windham, de- 
ceased. Record on file of distribution in 1709 to John, to Edward, to 
Katharine, to Rebeckah, to Ruth, to Sarah, and to Abigail Waldo; by 
John Fitch and Jonathan Crane, distributors. 



Pagea-3. 

Wantr, John, Middletown. He died 24 June, 1700. Invt. £290- 
14-00. Taken September, 1700, by John Hall and David Sage. 

Court Record, Page 2 — 7 September, 1700: Adms. to John Warner, 
eldest son. Rec., i200. Jonathan Warner and Robert Sandford, sureties. 

Page 7— S March, 1700-1 : Order to distribute the estate, and ap* 
pomt Mr. John Hamlin, Capt Nathaniel White and Sergt John Clark 
distributors. 

Page 10— * April, 1701 : Report of dist. accepted. John North to be 
guardian to two children he had by Mary Warner, viz., Anna North and 
Mary North. 

Record on file, 19 March, 1700: To John Warner, to Jonathan, to 
Hannah and Elizabeth Warner, to Jchn North's children by his first wife, 
to Ebenezer Ranny in right of his wife. 



Page 172-3. 

WanMT, John, Ben., Waterbury. Died at Farmington. Invt. £71-04- 
00. Taken March, 1706-7, by Thomas Bull, John Stanly, Sen., Thomas 
Warner and Thomas Judd, Jr. Will dated 27 December, 1706. 

I, John Warner, Sen., late of Waterbury, but now residing in Farm- 
ington, do make this my last will and testament: I give unto my son 
Ephraim Warner my 8 acres of land in Waterbury lying in that called the 
Old Town Plat, and about 1-2 an acre in the north end of my houselot in 
Waterbury Town. This, with what I have formerly given him, shall be 
his whole portion. I give to my son John Warner my house and the re-i 



132 PBOBATB WMCOBDS. VOL. VII» 

mainder of my hocnested in sd. Waterbury, and the 1-2 of all my land, 
both meadow and outlands, within sd. township. I give to my other two 
sons, Robert and Ebenezer Warner, all the remainder of my lands in Wa* 
terbury, to be equally divided between thenu I give to my daughter Lydia 
Brounson all my beds and bedding and furniture to them, and all my 
household stuff, both iron, brass, pewter, tin and wood, and all my sheep. 
Finally, I give all the rest of my estate to be equally divided between my 
son John Warner and my son-in-law Samuel Brotuison, whom I appoint 
my executors. 

witness : Thomas Porter, John X Warner, Sen. 

John Hart, Sen. 

Court Record, Page 92 — 7 April, 1707: Will proven. 



Page 30. 

Waji Hra. Mbuy, widow, Hartford. Invt £54-13-00. Taken 3d Sep- 
tember, 1701, by Jotm Biackleach and Ciprian Nickols. 

Page 151 — ^20 October, 1703 : This indenture between Ebenezer Way 
of Soudiold, on Long Island, of the first part ; Idiabod Welles of Hart- 
ford and Sarah Welles, his wife, 2nd part ; Elizabeth Welles of Hartford, 
widow, 3d part ; and Lydia Way of Hartford, 4th part ; witnesseth : That 
it is agreed for a division of several parcels of lands, goods, etc., being part 
of the inheritance and estate of Mr. Eleazer Way and Mrs. Mary Way, 
late of Hartford, deceased, as heirs and legatees of the said Eleazer and 
Mary Way. 

Witness : John Wadsworth, Signed : Ebenezer Way, ls. 

John Lattimer. Ichabc»> Welles, ls. 

Sarah Welles, ls. 

Elizabeth Welles, ls. 

Lydia Way, ls. 

At a Prerogative Court held at Wethersfidd, 26 October, 1703, John 
Chester, Esq., Judge; John Haynes, Esq., and James Treat, Esq., Jus- 
tices. At this Court appeared Mr. Ebenezer Way, Mr. Idiabod Welles 
and Sarah his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Welles and Mrs. Lydia Way, and 
each of them acknowledged the partition entered, signed and sealed by 
titiem, to be their voluntary act and deed, and this Court accepts and al- 
lows the same. And the Qerk of the Prerc^tive Court is hereby ordered 
to make record of said instrument. 

Pr. Caleb Stanly, Clerk. 

Page 207-208. 

WetaltaTi Jobn, Hartford. Died 6 December, 1694. Invt £409-08-00. 
Taken 3 January, 1694-5, by Joseph Mygatt, Samuel Benton and Thomas 
Seamore. 



I/OO TO I7I0, PBOBATB RECOU)& I33 

Court Record, Page 8 ( VoL V) 7 Marcb, 1^*5 : Adms. to Sarah 
Webster, widow of the sd. deed. 

Pa^ 106— 1st March, i707*-8: This Court order the Clerk to cite 
Benjamin Graham and his wife to appear and give an account of their 
Adms. of the estate of John Webster. Ebenezer Webster, one of the 
sons of the deed., chose Major William Whiting to be his guardian. And 
Jacob and Daniel Webster, minor sons, chose tiidr brother John Webster 
to be their guardian. 

Page 117 — 13 September, 1708: Benjamin Graham presented to this 
Court an account of sundry disbursements, i99-o8-07, subtracted from 
the invt. of moveable estate, which is £150-01-00. There remains £50-12- 
05 of the moveable estate to be distributed. Account accepted and or* 
dered to be recorded. 

F^e 275 (Probate Side, VoL XI) : An agreement made for the settle- 
ment of the r^ and personal estate included in the invt. of the estate of 
John Webster to the relict and children of sd. deed in manner following: 
That SanA Graham, alias Webster, relict of John Webster, shall have 
the sum of £12, to be paid her in equal parts by her four sons, viz., John, 
Ebenezer, Jacob and Daniel. To John Webster, the eldest son ; to Eben- 
ezer Webster, 2nd son ; to the heirs of Jacob Webster, 3rd son, who is 
deceased; to Daniel Webster, the 4th son; to Sarah Talcott, widow; to 
Ann Olmsted, the wife of Thomas Olmsted, Jr.; to Atngail Merrells, 
widow, the three daughters of sd. John Webster deed., to each of them 
their respective share or portion of sd. estate. For confirmation whereof 
the parties hereunto have set their hands and seals the 7th day of August, 
Anno Dom. 1728. Daniel Webster, ls. 

Sarah Talcott, ls. Sarah Graham, ls. 

Thomas Olmsted, Jr., ls. John Webster, ls. 
Abigail Merrells, ls. Ebenezer Webster, ls. 

Cyprian Nichols, Guardian to the Children and Heirs of Jacob! 
Webster, decd., ls. 

The foregoing agreement recorded by me, 

Jos : Talcott, Jr., Clerk. 

Page 128-9-30-31. 

Webftcr, Mn. Bunimah, Widow of Robert Webster, of Hartford. 
Invt. £32-03-03. Taken 19 November, 1705, by Jdm Marsh and John 
Marsh, Jr. Will dated 23 January, 1698. 

I, Susannah Webster, of the Town of Hartford, widow (sole ex- 
ecutrix to the last will and testament of my honoured husband Robert 
Webster, deed.), doe now make and ordain this to be my last will and 
testament : And touching the dist. of both that estate late of my deceased 
husband Robert Webster, and of those temporal goods and estate whidi 
God hath blessed me withal, my will is that the same be dist. and disposed 
of as f olloweth : I give to my five sons, Jonathan, Samuel, Robert, Joseph 



V 



134 PSOBATB RBCOKDS. VOL. VU, 

jUid William Webster, and to the now surviving children of my eldest son 
John Webster, deed, (to-wit: John, Ebenezer, Jacob, Daniel, Sarah, Ann 
and Abigail) tiie full sum of itoo in current silver money of New England 
(being so much as was given me by my good friend John Hull of Boston, 
deed.) I their several parts of whidi sum is and shall be reckoned as in* 
duded in the lands hereinafter to them respectively assigned, which l^;acy 
or devise I make to them especially in consideration of their prudence, in- 
dustry and help in paying the debts of my husband Robert Webster, llieir 
father above-named, and saving the estate. I give to my above-named 
grandchildren, Jdm, Ebenezer, Jacob, Daniel, Sarah, Aim and Abigail 
Webster in rig^t of their father, my deceased son John Webster, all that 
capitol, messuage, tenement, tMurn, outhouses and 8 acres of land (being 
part of the homelot of my deceased husband) . I give to my son Jonathan 
Webster 8 acres of my bomelot with his dwelling house, bam, outhouses 
and appurtenances. I give to Samuel Webster, my son, 8 acres of my 
homelot with his dwelling house and outhouses and appurtenances thereto 
belonging. I give to my son Robert Webster my lands situated below 
Rocky Hill, alxmt 40 acres, on which his dwelling house now standeth, 
widi his house, outhouses and all their appurtenances. I give to my son 
Joseph Webster 15 acres of my lot or land called the Plaine. I give to my 
son William Webster 15 acres of my lott or land called the Plaine. I 
give to my daughter Sarah Mygatt (she having already received her por- 
tion of her father's estate) 12 pence. I give to my two granddaughters, 
Mabel and Elizabeth Grave, daughters of my deceased daughter Susannah 
Grave, late wife of John Grave, to make the full sum of £^2. I give to my 
daughter Mary King, the wife of Thomas King, with what she has al- 
ready received, £32. I give to my daughter Elizabeth Seamore, the wife 
of John Seamore, besides what I have already given her, £32. I appoint 
my five sons to be joint executors. 

Witness : Caleb Stanly, Susannah X Webster^ ls. 

Samuel Richards, 

Court Record, Page 71 — 7 November, 1705 : Will proven. 
Page 128 — 2 May, 1709 : An agreement by the heirs of Mrs. Susan- 
nah Webster confirming and approving the division and settlement of 
the sd. deceased, made by the last will and testament of the sd. Susannah 
Webster, which agreement was signed by 

Sarah Webster, ls. ^^ 

John Webster, ls. -, Minors: 

Ann Webster, ls. Daniel Webster, i^. 

Abigail Webster, ls. J^^^ Wemter, ls. 

Jonathan Webster, ls. Ebenezer Webster, ls. 

Samuel Webster, ls. g ^^^ Guardians, 
Robert Webster, ls. ^ 

Joseph Webster, ls. John Webster, 

WiLLtAM Webster, ls. William Whiting. 
Witness: Benjamin Graham, 
Jonathan Smith. 



1700 TO 1710. PKOBATB KBCOBOS. 135 

Page 216-17-18. 

WettOTtr, Jonah, Sol, Simsbury. Died January, 1708^. Invt. 
^401-15-08. Taken 26 January, 1708-9, by John Higley, Scii., John Sla- 
ter, Sen., and John Case. Will dated ao September, 1702. 

I, Jonah Westover, Sen., being very sick, do make this my last will 
and testament : I give to my wife £10 out of my personal estate ; also the 
house and household goods that are necessary for her use during life; 
also 1-3 part of my land to her order during life. Also, all my land that I 
stand possessed of, I give to my two sons Jonah and Jonathan, to be 
equally divided between them ; also my housinfi^, after their mother's de- 
cease. I do will unto my daughters that each of their portions (with what 
they have received) shaU be £1$. What has been paid to my daughters al- 
ready : to Margaret, £$ ; to Hamiah, £3 ; to Jane £2-12-06 ; to Mary, £9-00- 
06. I appoint my son Jonah and my son-in-law Samuel Case to be execu- 
tors. And as for my son Jonathan and my daughter Jdianna, they shall be 
paid their portions as they come to lawful age. 

Witness: Dudley Woodbridge, Jonah Westover, Sen., ls. 

NaihMiel Holcomb, Sen* 

Court Record, Page 123 — 7 March, 1708-9: Will proven. And this 
Court grant letters of Adms. unto Jonah Westover and Samuel Case, with 
the will annexed. 

Page 241 (Vol. VIII) 7 March, 1714-15.: Upon motion of Samuel 
Case, executor to the last will of Jonah Westover, Sen., this Court now 
order and appoint John Pettebone, Sen., and Joshua Holcomb to divide 
and distribute the lands of the deed, according to his last wilL 



Page 12-13-14-15. 

Wetmort, Araadf, Middletown. Died 9th September, 1700. Invt. 
£047-12-09. Taken 4 December, 1700, by Nathaniel White, John Hall, 
Sien., and William Sumner. The children : Francis, age 25 years ; Han* 
nah 23, Elizabeth 21, Abigail 19, Martha 17, Joseph 14, William 12, Edith 
10, Isabell 6, John, 3 years of age. 

Court Record, Page 4—16 December, 1700 : Adms. to Hannah the 
widow, relict, and Francis, eldest son. Rec., £500, with Capt John Hall 
of Middletown. 

Page 30 — 4 September, 1702: Adms. account presented: 

£ s d 
Have paid in debts and charges, 185-11-09 

Debts yet unpaid, 15-00-00 

Debts due to the estate, 38-08-06 

Order to dist. the estate to the widow and children. And appoint 
Capt. John Hamlin, Capt. John Hall and Lt. Thomas Ward distributors. 
[Joseph Wetmore, son of the deed., chose Capt. John Hamlin for his guar- 



136 PBOBATE RECORDS. VOL. VII^ 

dian. And the children under age are left under the care of their mother 
by order of the Court 

Dist File : 1703-4 : Dist. of Francis Whitmore's estate as f oUoweth : 

I s d 
To the widow, 1-3 of the personal estate, 50-00-00 

An the house and houselot during life, 270-00-00 

I s d 
.To Francis, eldest son, 81-07-05 



To Hannah, 40-18-11 

To Elizabeth, 41-16-00 

To Abigail, 40-18-00 

To Martha, 40-19-06 



To Joseph, 40-19-06 

To William, 40-19-00 

To Edith, 40-19-06 

To IsabeU, 40-10-00 

To John, 40-19-06 



By John Hamlin, Thomas Ward and John Hall. 
Page 52 (Vol. IX) 4 March, 1717-18: John Whetmore, a minor 19 
years of age, diose William Whitmore to be his guardian. 



Invt in Vol. VIII, Page 4. 

Wetmore, Nathaniel, Middletown. Died 7 March, 1708-9. Invt* 
ii59-i2-04. Taken by Beriah Wetmore, Thomas Ward and Joseph 
Rodcwell. 

Court Record, Page 127 — 2 May, 1709: Adms. to Dorcas Wetmore, 
widow, and Beriah Wetmore, a brother of the deed. 

Page II (Vol. VIII) 1st May, 1710: Dorcas and Beriah Wetmore 
exhibit now an account of their Adms. Accepted. Order to dist the 
estate : To Dorcas Wetmore, widow, 1-3 part of the remaining moveable 
estate, and 1-3 part of the sd. lands for the term of her natural life. And 
all the rest of die sd. moveables and lands to Easter Wetmore, daughter and 
only child of sd deod« And appoint Joseph Rockwell, Andrew Bacon and 
Nathaniel Stow distributors. This Court appoint Beriah Wetmore to be 
guardian to Esther Wetmore, a minor daughter of Nathaniel Wetmore^ 
kte deed. 

Page 27 — 5 February, 1710-1 1 : Report of the distributors. 

See File : These may certifie whome it may conceme : That the sd. 
widow, now Dorcas Andrews, doth hereby fully and freely give an ac- 
quittance unto the sd. Beriah Wetmore as Adms., and the sd. Beriah Wet- 
more doth hereby also, as guardian, give an acquittance to the sd. Dorcas 
as Adms. In testimony whereof they have set to their hands and seals : 

30th November, 171a 

Beriah Weticorb, 
Benjamin AndrewSj^ 
Dorcas Andrews. 



1700 TO I7IO. PBOBATB RBCOKD& 137 

Page 25-6-53-4-5- 

WUte^ Jaoobi Bmtgiu Invt. £652-02-02. Taken 29 May, 1701, by 
Jonathan Bull and Cyprian Nickols. 

ARTICLES OF A<»EEMBNT 

Betwixt Elizabeth, the widow and relict of Ensign Jacob White of 
Hartford, late deed., and Capt. Nathaniel White of Middletown, Lt. Dan- 
iel White of Hatfield, John White and John Graves (in his wive*s right) 
of Hatfield, l^al representatives to John White sometime of Hatfield 
deed., Sarah Hixson alias Hinsddl aUas Taylor alias White of Hatfield 
by her lawful attorney Samuel Partrigg, all of whom are next of kin to 
the said Ens. Jacob White deceased, in order to a settlement of the estate 
of the said deceased: 

That the said Elizabeth, relict as abovesaid, have the free use and im- 
provement of all the real estate, vizt, houseing and lands of whatldnds 
soever within the precincts of Hartford or elsewhere, witii all the privi- 
l^;es, rents, profits and advantages as by her management thereof may 
accrue, belonging or in any wise appertaining to the said deceased, for the 
full term that me is in a widowhood conmtion, viz., the widow of the 
said deceased, she keeping and maintaining the housing and fences in like 
good repair as the^ are now in, except only the oxhouse and the old bam 
that are in a tottenng condition and for which she is not liable, but to keep 
them up so long as 3iey may be of use, and when they fall it shall not be 
in her wrong or liable to any repair of them ; yet, nevertheless, after the 
widowhood condition (should she see cause to change her present con- 
diticm by marriage) , then and at such time she is from thenceforward to 
enjoy only one-mird part of the aforesaid housing and lands with the 
profits thereof. 

2d. That Capt Nathaniel White aforesaid, brother to the said Ens. 
Jacob White deceased, after the widowhood of the oaid Elizabeth as 
aforesaid terminates, shall have one-fourth or quarter part of all the real 
estate, viz., housing and lands of what kinds soever (the widow Elizabeth's 
thirds, which are to her for the term of her life as aforesaid, excepted) 
that are of right, or may grow to be as a right, of the said deceased, both 
for quantity and quality, set out to him to be to him and his heirs forever; 
suid the like proportion in the said widow's thirds in reversion, in quan- 
tity and quality as abovesaid, also to be to him and his heirs fcM'ever. And 
furthermore, that he now receive and enjoy, of the personal estate or 
moveaUe goods of the said deceased, one-eighth part by equal division and 
proportion, which at present amounts to the sum of i20-07-io, as also the 
like proportion of any moveable estate that shall or may appear by any ad- 
ditional inventory over and above what is omtained in the original in- 
ventory. 

3d. That Lieut. Daniel White aforesaid, brother to the said deceased 
Ens. Jacob White, after the widowhood of the said Elizabeth as aforesaid 



138* PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. Vlt, 

terminates, shall have one-fourth or quarter part of all the real estate, etc, 
etc., etc., including the iao-07-io. 

4thly. That John White and John Graves (in his wive's right), and 
both as legal representatives to John White deceased, brother to said 
Jacob White deceased, after the widowhood of the said Elizabeth ter- 
minates, shall have one-fourth or quarter part of all the real estate, both 
housing and lands, of what kinds soever, etc. etc. The one-half piul to 
said John White, arid tihe odier half part as aforesaid to John Graves in 
his wive's right ; always provided, that if the said John White make full 
payment of Uie full value of his sister Graves her part in sufficient good 
pay, he is to enjoy the whole of her part in the housing and lands, and the 
like proportion including the 1-2 part of personal estate, which amounts 
to the sum of f to-03-ii. 

5. That Sarah Hixson alias Hinsdall alias Taylor alias White afore- 
said, sister to the said Ens. Jacob White deceased, after the widowhood of 
the sd. Elizabeth as aforesaid terminates, shall have one-fourth or quar- 
ter part of all the real estate, viz., housing and lands of what kinds soever 
(including) i20-07-io, etc., etc., etc. 

6. 'nie abovesaid articles of agreement we the subscribers do mutu- 
ally agree to, and do humbly present this our agreement to the Honoured 
Court of Probates within the County of Hartford in the Colony of Con- 
necticut in New England, humbly desiring their approbation and con- 
firmation thereof as a full settlement of the estate of Ens. Jacob White 
deceased, to whidi we subscribe and seal this 12th day of December, 1701, 
in tihe thirteenth year of the reign of William the Third of England, 
Scotland, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith. 

Signed, sealed and delivered 
in the presence of 

John Blackleach, Elizabeth X White, ls. 

Jonathan Bull, Nathaniel White, ls. 

Ciprian Nickotts. Daniel White, ls. 

John White, ls. 

John Graves, ls. 

SamlL Partridge as attorney to Sarah Hixson. 
Test : Caleb Stanly, Clerk. 

Court Record, Page 13 — 16 June, 1701 : This Court grant letters of 
Adms. unto Elizabeth the widow. 

Page 42 — 7 April, 1703 : Elizabeth the widow presented an account 
of her Adms. There is due to the estate the sum of ii3-05-05. Also 
presented an agreement, under the hands and seals of the persons inter- 
ested in the estate, which die Court confirmed and ordered to be recorded 
and filed. And this Court grant the Adms. a Quietus Est. 



WllUama, Fraadi. Court Record, Page 67—5 April, 1705 : This 
Court grant letters of Adms. on the estate of Francis Williams, late of 
Simsbury, deed., unto Thomas Bacon. 



I70O TO 1710. PBOBATB RECORDS. 139 

Page 107-^ March, 1707-8 : This Court do advise and direct the sd. 
Thomas Bacon to sell either all or so much of the lands of Francis Wil- 
liams to pay tfie debts, taking the advice of CoL Matthew Allyn of Wind- 
sor tiierein. 



WilUams, Dr. Biohard. Court Record, Page 26—9 March, 1701-2 : 
This Court grant Adms. on the estate of Dr. Richard Williams, formerly 
of this Colony, deed., unto William Whiting, and order him to present 
an inventory of any estate he finds within the Colony. (None found.) 



Page 159-60. 



Williams, Thomif, S«n., Wethersfield. Invt £132-15-00. Taken 28 
February, 1692-3, by Benjamin Gilbert and Daniel Boreman. Will dated 
20 December, 1^9. 

I, Thomas Williams, Sen., of Wethersfield, do make this my last 
will and testament : I give to my wife all my housing and bam, orchard, 
pasture and homelott, all being about 8 acres; also, 5 acres on the west 
side of Beaver Brocdc ; also, I give to my wife all my other lands during 
her natural life. I give to my son Thomas Williams i acre of my grass 
land on the west side of Beaver Brook. I give to my son John and my 
son Jacob Williams 5 Shillings apeice. I give to my son Abraham Wil- 
liams 4 acres of my 5-acre lot on the west side of Beaver Brook. I give to 
my son Abraham that part of my west lot next to Farmington that I have 
not otherwise disposed of; also all that piece of land that lies by Hogg 
Brook and by tiie road to Mr. Bulkele/s Mill (that I have not otherwise 
disposed of). I give to my daughter Hannah the bed, bedding, and all 
the furniture thereto belonging, that my wife and I He upon. All the rest 
of my estate of stock or moveables, after my wive's decease, shall be 
equally divided between all my four daughters, only my eldest daughter 
Rebeckah is to fall short iio in the sd. division because she hath had 
iio alfeady. I have reserved £1$ in the hands of my son Jacob Williams 
to be paid to whom I shall will the same. I will that he shall pay to my 
daughter Rebeckah £$, and £$ to my daughter Mary, and £$ to my daugh- 
ter Ruth. I make my son Thomas Williams executor, and also I make my 
sd. son Thomas and Lt. William Warner my overseers. 
Witness : Samuel Tcdcott, Thomas X Williams, Sen., ls. 

John Welles. 

Court Record, Page 89 — ^3 Febniary, 1706-7 : Will proven. 



WilUi, John. Court Record, Page 88—13 November, 1706: John 
and Henry Willis of Windsor, minors above 16 years of age, chose 
their father Lt. Joshua Willis for their guardian. Allowed. This Court 



I40 PROBATE RECORDS. VOU VII, 

also appoint Joshua Willis to be guardian to his son Jacob Willis, age 13 
years. 



Page 63-64. 



Wilaon, Nathaniel, Hartford. Invt £608-16-00. Taken i2 June» 
1703, by Zachariah Sandford and Nathaniel Hooker. 

Court Record, Page 32 — 8 September, 1702 : David Jesse appeared in 
Court with some evidence of the death of sd. Wilson. 

Page 32 — 8 September, 1702 : Whereas, Mr. David Jesse of Boston 
appeared in this Court and did exhibit some evidences to prove the death 
of Mr. Nathll. Wilson, late of Hartford, who is supposed to be dead (the sd. 
Jesse prays that the estate that did belong to the said Nathll. may be pre- 
served), a writ was made out by order of this Court requiring Susannah, 
ye wife of the said Nathll., to appear before them to hear what was offered 
by the said Jesse, but the said Susannah was not to be found. The Courts 
upon consideration of the whole matter, do see cause to order that there 
shall be appointed some suitable persons as conservators of that estate until 
the Court to be held on the 2nd Tuesday of November next, who shall take 
care that the estate be not wasted. And the Court do appoint Samll. Ben- 
ton and Thomas Whaples to be conservators as abovesd., and impower 
and order them to act in that capacity. And, further, the Court order that 
the abovesaid Susannah be cit^ to appear at the abovesd. Court in No- 
vember next to give in such information of the death of her husband as 
shall come to her knowledge. 

Page 35 — II November, 1702: Mrs. Susannah Wilson, wife of said 
Nathaniel, appeared in Court with reasons that her hust^nd was not 
dead. John Stedman appeared in behalf of David Jesse. This Court ap- 
point Mr. Ephraim Turner as conservator of the estate. 

Page 41 — 2 March, 1702-3: This Court, being moved by Ensign 
John Stedman in behalf of David Jesse of Boston, came to believe Mr. Na- 
thaniel Wilson dead. 

Page 42—7 April, 1703 : Susannah Wilson appears in Court upon 
citation to be appointed administratrix upon her husband's estate. She 
refuses, seeing no cause. Whereupon this Court appoint William Whit- 
ing. And she appealed the case to the next Q>urt of Assistants. 

Page 45.— 14 June, 1703 : An inventory of the estate was exhibited 
in Court 

Page 94—4 June, 1707: Report of Major Whitmg, Adms., Joseph 
Rowlandson and Manr Jesse being present. Reports debts all paid and 
some personal estate left for division. 

Page 104—16 February, 1707-8 : Nathaniel Wilson, supposed to be 
dead, now returned to Hartford, but in a discomposed and shattered con- 
dition. Then this Court ordered Major Whiting to turn in the estate to 
the Court, when he was granted a Quietus Est. 



C70O TO I7IO. PSOKATB KBONtDS. I4I 

Page 109—5 April, 1708: Major William Whiting, Adms. on the 
estate of Na^aniel Wilson, m pursuance of an order of this Court of 
i^ February last past, appeared now before this Court and gave an 
account of tfie goods and moveables remaining of the sd. estate, and of 
the rents of lands belonging to the same which he had delivered and or- 
dered to be delivered and paid to the Selectmen of Hartford, for tfie time 
being to be improved according to the sd. order, which account this Court 
order to be put on file. And whereas, upon the 4th of June last past, upon 
examination of the sd. Adms. account, did find that tiiere was due from 
"At sd. estate of the sd. Nathaniel Wilson (who was then supposed to be 
dead) to the sd. William Whiting, Adms., the sum of £36-00-09 money 
or so much that he hath paid out for the proper debts of the sd. Nathaniel 
Wilson and for his care about it ; and whereas, Mary Jesse, widow, sister 
of the sd. Nathaniel, hath paid to Mr. Whiting the sd sum of £36-00-09 
money due to him as af oresd : This Court now order that there shall be 
paid to the sd. Mary Jesse by the sd. Nathaniel Wilson, or out of his estate, 
the sum of £36-00-09 money. 

Pdge 131 — 1st August, 1709: Whereas, the General Assenibly of 
this Colony, held at Hartford 12 May, 1709, did grant full power and au- 
thority to Capt. Aaron Cooke and Mr. Richard Edwards of Hartford to 
sell so much of the housing and lands belonging to Nathaniel Wilson of 
Hartford (an idiot or distracted person) as may and shall be sufficient to 
procure money for his support and maintenance from time to time, and 
also for the payment of all his just debts according to the advice and direc- 
tion of this Court And whereas, there is yet remaining due from the sd. 
Nathaniel Wilson to his sister Mary Jesse, widow, Adms. on tiie estate 
of David Jesse, late of Boston, goldsmith, deed., the sum of £36-00-09 
money for so much which she hath paid to Col. William Whiting (who 
administered on the estate of the sd. Wilson while he was absent) for de- 
fraying his own proper debts, also there is the sum of £18-06-00 lawful 
money (viz., I7d. weight at 6 Shillings) due from the sd. Nathaniel Wil- 
son to die sd. Mary Jesse, Adms. aforesd., by mortgage made and ex- 
ecuted by the sd. Nathaniel Wilson to David Jesse, bearing date 5 Sep- 
tember, 1 701, both which sums making £54-06-09 money, this Court do 
therefore now order, advise and direct tfie sd. Capt. Aaron Cooke and Mr. 
Richard Edwards to sell so much of the lands of the sd. Nathaniel Wil- 
son as may procure the sum of £54-06-09 money, and pay the same to the 
sd. Mary Jesse accordingly. 

Page 9 (Vol. VIII) 21 March, 1709-10: Sundry accounts were pre- 
sented to the* Court by die Selectmen against the estate of Nadianiel Wil- 
son, late of Hartford, deceased, in favor of Samuel Benton, Sen., and to 
Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, and to Doctor Daniel Hooker ; in whole £27-14-01, 
which ought to be paid. Order to sell land to pay the debts. 

Page 86—4 August, 1712: Whereas, this Court, on the 24th day 
of May, Anno Dom. 1707, did grant letters of Adms. on the estate of 
Nathaniel Wilson of Hartford (who was then absent and supposed to be 
departed this life) to Mrs. Mary Jesse, widow, late of Boston, deed., and 



X42 PIOBATE RECORDS. VOL. VII, 

it appearing to this Court that the said Nathaniel Wilson is not dead, this 
Court now therefore dischai^ the sd. Mary Jesse from her bond of 
Adnis.9 and she is hereby discharged. 

Page 121 — ^February, 1712-13: Samuel Benton now exhibits ac- 
count of debt due for subsisting Nathaniel Wilson of Hartford, an idiot 
or distracted person ; amount, ;^9-l8-oo. And pursuant to an act of the 
General Assembly of this Colony holden at Hartford 12 May, 1709, do 
order and advise Captain Aaron Codce and Mr. Richard Edwards of 
Hartford to sell so much of the lands of the said Nathaniel Wilson as may 
produce the sum of £49-i8hoo current money, and make payment of sd; 
debts as speedily as may be. 

Page 131— 6 April, 1713 : Report of the dist. 

Page 65 (Vol IX) 6 May, 1718: A petition of Joseph King and 
Mary his wife, representing that the estate of Nathaniel Wilson, sometime 
of I^rtford, was delivered to the Selectmen of Hartford by order of the 
County Court for tiie maintainance of a person supposed to be sd. Na- 
thaniel Wilson, but by the petitioners suspected to be a pretender and 
impostor, and that they are able to prove the sd. pretended Nathaniel 
Wilson not to be the very Nathaniel Wilson, but in truth one John Clem- 
ents, an utter stranger. The Court do not see cause for it to act, but ad- 
vise Joseph and Mary King to apply to the General Assembly. 

Page 68 — ^Joseph King appears in Court, 21 June, 1718, and pursu- 
ant to an act of the General Assembly, 8 May, 1718, to enter a review. 

Page 72 — Court Record of 4 July, 1718: Joseph King and Mary 
King, his wife, a daughter of Phineas Wilson, late deceased, having ol>- 
tained an act of the C^eral Assembly granting liberty to enter a review 
or appeal from a decree of the Court, 16 February, 1707-8, determining 
and admitting a certain person supposed to be Nathaniel Wilson, who was 
concluded by a former determination of tiiis Court to be dead, Joseph 
King entered a review and summoned the pretended Nathaniel Wilson 
and the Selectmen of Hartford into Court to prove that the pretended 
Nathaniel Wilson is verily Nathaniel Wilson son of Phineas Wilson de- 
ceased. The Court decided against the pretender and reversed its former 
decree. 

Page 133 — 2 August, 1720 : Samuel Benton of Hartford, before the 
Court, produced an account of his keeping Nathaniel Wilson alias John 
Clements, late deceased, and disbursements upon him from the time he 
had formerly received payment. It was found due to sd. Benton the 
sum of i62, to be paid him out of the estate of the sd. Nathaniel Wilson 
per act of the General Assembly. 



Page 189-190. 



Wilion, Btebbbif Hartford, Carpenter. Invt. £112-01-09. Taken 
26 April, 1768, by John Skinner and William Goodwine. 



1700 TO I7IO. PROBATE RECORDS. 143 

Court Record, Page iii — 3 May, 1708: Invt. exhibited by John 
Wilson, a brother to the deceased, who refused the Adms. This Court 
appoint Richard Seamore, blacksmith, Adms. 

Page 126-— 4 April, 1709 : John Wilson, Thomas Day and Hannah 
his wife, Richard Seamore and Mary his wife, heirs of sd. estate, exhibit 
in Court an agreement in writing for the settlement of the estate of Steb- 
bin Wilson, late deed. Approved. 

Dist File, 4 April, 1709: Signed by 

John Wilson, 

Thomas Day and Hannah his wife, 
Richard Seymour and Mary his wife. 



Wdoott, Henry. Court Record, Page 99—20 October, 1707 : This 
Court appoint Henry Wolcott Jr., son of Simon Wolcott, late of Windsor, 
deed., to be guardian to his two sons, Henry and Thomas Wolcott, 
minors. 



Woodrnif , Johit Court Record, Page 105 — 1st March, 1707-8: 
This Court appoint John Woodruff of Farmington to be guardian to his 
two children, Elizabeth and Mary Woodruff, minor children. 



Invt and WUl in Vol. VHI, Page 7. 

Wright, Jonai, Middletown. Invt. £222-14-00. Taken 10 May, 1709, 
by John Gill, Sen., Shamgar Bam, James Ward and William Ward. Will 
dated 8 May, 1709. 

I, Jonas Wright, of Middletown, do make this my last will and testa- 
ment: I give to Olive my wife all my moveable estate so far as she 
needeth, be it all or less as she stands in need, for her comfortable sub- 
sistence during life, the use and profits of my buildings and lands until my 
child is 18 years of age, and 1-3 part of the income of my lands during 
her life ; and then I give all my land to my child Eunice. And whereas, my 
lands was given by my father between me and my brother Thomas, and 
we have not as yet divided or known which part e^ch shall have, I appoint 
my brothers James and Daniel to divide sd. land and make a final issue. 
Witness: Daniel Wright, Jonas X Wright, ls. 

John Bevin, 

Court Record, Page 130—6 June, 1709: Olive Wright, widow, ex- 
hibits will. Approved. And this Court grant Adms. unto Olive Wright 
and Thomas Wright, a brother of sd. deed. 

Page 40 (Vol. VIII) 5 December, 171 1: Thomas Wright and 
Olive Wri^t, Adms., exhibit an account of their Adms. Approved. 
Ordered to be kept on file. And this Court grant the Adms. a Quietus 

Est. 

Page 93 (Vol. IX) 6 January, 1718-19: Eunice Wright, age 14 yrs, 
a daughter of Jonas Wright, late of Middletown, deed., chose Daniel 
Wright of Glastonbury to be her guardian. 



PROBATE RECORDS. 



VOLUME vin. 



1710 to 1716, 



Page 31. 

Aeklqr, Nalhaiiid, Haddam. Invt £130-12-10. Taken 7 March, 
1709-10, by Daniel Brainard, Joshua Brainard and James Parsivalt. 

I, Nathaniel Addey of Haddam, do make my last will and testament : 
I give to Esther Htmgerford £16 cash. The rest of my estate to be divided 
into nine equal parts, to be paid to my brothers' and sister's children : to 
my brother John Ackley's children a ninth part, to be divided equally be- 
tween them ; and so of the rest, to my brother Thomas Ackley (deoeaised) 
his children, and to ray sister Elizabeth (deceased) her children. This to 
be secured in tfie hands of my brother Thomas Robinson, to be paid to 
said children when they come of age. The rest of the children's part to 
be put into the hands of the parents, to be paid to the children when they 
come of age. I appoint my brother James Adkley and my brother Thomas 
Robinson to be executors of this my will. 

Witness : Ebeneser Hills, Nathaniel X Acklby^ ls. 

Hannah Rowley, William Spencer, Jr. 

Court Record, Page 8—21 March, 1709-10: Adms. with the will 
annexed to James Ackley and Thomas Robinson. 

Page 17 — ^3 July, 1710: Whereas, this Court, the I4tfa of August, 
1705, did appoint John Ackley and Nathaniel Ackley of Haddam to be 
guardians to Thomas, Job, Hannah and Anne, four children of Thomas 
Ackley, late of Haddam, deed, and the sd. Nathaniel Ackley bein^ lately 
dead, the sd. John now appears and offers to take the guardianship upon 
himself. 

Record on File : 14 May, 171 1 : We the undersigned have received 
into our hands both real and personal estate of Thomas Robinson and 
James Ackley, Adms. to sd. estate, that doth belong to our children. 

WiLUAM Spencer, 
Samuel Ackley, 
Edwaso X Purple, 
Thomas Gipson, 
John Ackley. 

Page 24S-9. 

Addami, Dantel, Simsbury. Invt. £432-14-01. Taken 23 November, 
I7i3» hy Samuel Humphrey, Joseph Case and John Slater. Will dated 
29 July, 1713. 



27IO TO I715. FaOBATB RECORDS* I45 

I, Daniel Addams of Simsbary, do make this my last will and testa- 
ment : I give to my wife Mary the management of my whole estate, both 
personal and real, for her maintenance during her natural life. And if 
need so require, she shall have power to sell and dispose of the same, or 
any part thereof. Nevertheless, if my son shall provide oomforlably for 
her such things as are necessary both in health and in sickness during her 
natural life, £en the abovesd. shall be void and of non-effect I give to 
my son Samuel half mv meadowland on the west side of tfie river. I give 
the other half of my farm at Pease Marsh to my grand children, Daniel, 
Abraham and James Addams, children of my son Daniel Addaxns, deal. 
I give to my son Benjamin that parcel of land on the east side of tfie 
mountain. I give to my son Joseph the land where his now dwelling 
house stands, and half the norm pasture and the land that belongs to it. 
I give to my son Thomas that parcel of land called the new field, 40 acres 
or upward, joining Richard Porter's land north, and soutfi on land be- 
longing to Willcodcson. Also, that parcel of land called Matson's Field, 
bounded north on John Robbins, east on John Cooke, west and soutfi on 
Mr. Woodbridge. I give to my son Ephraim my house and homested; 
also tfiat peice of land called Joshua's Field. I give to each of my three 
daughters an equal part or share of all my moveable estate (except team, 
tad^ng and gun) after one-third part thereof is set out to my wife. I 
constitute my son Benjamin sole executor. 

Witness : John Slater, Daniel X Addams, ls. 

David Buttolph. 

Court Record, Page 164—7 December, 1713 : Will proven. 

Page 241 — 7 March, 1713-14: This Court appoint Samuel Addams 
to be guardian to his brddier Ephraim Addams, a minor 14 years of age, 
son of Daniel Addams, late deed. 



Page 225-6. 

Addami, Daaid, Jr., Simsbury. Invt £182-13-06. Taken 4 Febru* 
ary, 1712-13, by John Higley, Sen., John Case and Samuel Pettebone. 
Will dated 9th January, 1712-13. 

I, Daniel Addams Jr. of Simsbury, do appoint this to be my last will 
and testament: I give to my wife Thanks Addams the 1-3 part of my 
whole estate, real and personal, during life, and £10 in money to her at her 
dispose. I give to my son Daniel £B in pay above his equal share of the 
rest of my estate. I give unto my sons Daniel, Abraham and James all 
my land to be equally divided among them. I give unto my daughters 
Hianks and Hannah my moveable estate after their proportion of my 
debts are paid out of them. If the income of my estate is not sufficient to 
bring up the children, they shall be brought up on their several shares. 
I appoint mv wife Thanks sole executrix. 

Witness: Timothy Woodbridge, Jr., Daniel Addams^ ls, 

Jcnah fVestover. 



146 PBOBATE RECORDS, VOL. WlJlf 

Court Record, Page 136—4 May, 1713 : Will proven. 

Page II (Vol IX) 3 April, 1716: This Court doth appoint Joseph 
Case, John Pettebone and John Slater of Simsbury to divide and set out 
tihe lands of Daniel Addams, late of Simsbury, deed, in severalty accord* 
ing as directed in the last will of the said deed., among the heirs. And 
this Court appoint Samuel Pettebone of Simsbury to be guardian to 
Daniel Addams, age 10 years, and Hannah Addams, age 6 years, children 
of Daniel Addams Jr., deed. Rec., £30. 

Page 12 — ^3 April, 1716: Joseph Pettebone to be guardian to Abra- 
ham Addams, age 8 years, James Addams, age 4 years, and Thanks Ad- 
dams, age 12 years, children of Daniel Addams. Rec, £50. 

Page 73 (Vol X) 9 March, 1724-5 : William Wilcox of Simsbury, 
in right of Us wife Thanks, one of the daughters of sd. deed., moved this 
Court that he might have an 9ppe^ from tfie judgment of tiiis Court, 14 
May, 1713, allowing and approving the will and invt of sd. Addam:is. 
(jranted. 

Page 150— 4th April, 1727: Daniel Addams, the son of sd. de- 
ceased, now moved this Court for a dist of sd. estate. A citation was is- 
sued to Joseph Pettebone and Thanks his wife, alias Addams, relict of sd. 
deceased, who was executrix, and who exhibits now an account of execu- 
torship. Accepted. 

Page 193—6 June, 1728: Joseph Mills of Simsbury, in behalf of his 
wife Hannah Mills, formerly Hannah Addams, daughter of Daniel Ad- 
dams Jr., deed., being now 18 years of a^, desires liberty of an appeal 
from Uie judgment of this 0>urt in approving the last will of sd. Daniel 
Addams to the Superior Court Granted. 

Ptoe 51 (VoL XI) 7 September, 1731: James Addams, a minor 19 
years of age, together with Joseph Pettdbone, his guardian, appeared in 
Court and joyntly applied for a discharge of sd. Pettebone, and the 
minor chose his brother Abraham Addams to be his guardian. Allowed. 
Recog., £50. 



Page 138. 

AdJ«tty Jobnt Hartford, Invt. £94-00-00. Taken 3 November, 1712, 
by Thomas Hosmer, Samuel Thornton and Thomas Olcott. 

Court Record, Page 91—6 October, 1712 : This Court grants letters 
of Adms. on the estate of John Atchett, late of Hartford, deed., unto Sam- 
uel Howard of Hartford and John Howard of Wethersfield. 

Page 165 — 17 December, 1713: Mr. Samuel Howard of Hartford 
exhibited now in this Court an account of his own and of his brother's 
Adms. on the estate of John Adjett, late deed. : 

. • . t i s d 
Have paid in debts and charges, 29-05-06 

And credit to that estate, 21-1608 



I7IO TO 17x5. PKOBATE RECORDS. I47 

Which account this Court allowed and ordered filed. This Court do 
now order and decree that the rest of the sd. estate, both real and personal, 
shall be set out to John Adjett, sometime of Hartford, father of the sd. 
John Adjett deed., being next of kin. Samuel Howard being dissatisfied 
with this decree, alleging the sd. John Adjett the father not to be next 
of kin to the deed, in the instrument of the law to inherit the estate, but 
that there were others (viz., uncles on the side of the mother) who are 
now the next of kin as intended by the law, and therefore the sd. Samuel 
Howard appealed from this decree unto the Superior Court. 



Page 138. 

AdJ«tt» Buiiwl, Hartford. Invt £138-02-01. Taken 3 November, 
1712, by Thomas Hosmer, Samuel Thornton and Thomas Olcott 

Court Record, Ps^ 91 — 6 October, 1712 : This Court grant letters 
of Adms. on the estate of Samuel Adjett unto Samuel and John Howard* 

P^ 107 — 6 January, 1712-13 : John Adjett, formerly of Hartford 
(and late resident of Blodc Island, a transient person), father to John and 
Samuel Adjett, late of Hartford, deed., appeared now and moved the 
Court to reverse their former decree of committing Adms. on the estate 
of the sd John and Samuel Adjett, deed., to John Howard of Wetiiers- 
field and Samuel Howard of Hartford, he the sd John Adjett the father 
now claiming Adms. thereon, alleging the same to be his neht by law as 
next of kin to the sd. deed. This Court having considered me sd. motion 
and the several pleas and objections that have been offered for and against 
the same, do not see cause to reverse their sd. former order. 



Page 238. 

AdkbiSy Jotlali, Hartford Died 25 June, 1713. Invt. iio8-oi-o& 
Taken by Timothy Cowles and William Williams. 

Coiut Record, Page 152—3 August, 1713 : Adms. to Joanna Ad* 
kins, the widow, relict of the deed. 

Page 117 (Vol. IX) 2 day of February, 1719-20: Joanna Colt, late 
widow of and Adms. on the estate of Josiah AiUdns, late of Hartford, 
deed, exhibited an accot of debts amounting to the sum of i64-04-O7- 
Allowed It being represented to the Court that the moveable estate ol 
the sd. deed was consumed by fire and very little left to pay debts, this 
Court, in pursuance of an act of the Genersd Assembly held at Hartford 
13 May, 1714, do order and direct the sd. Joanna Colt to sell all the lands 
of the sd Josiah Adkins for the payment of the aforesd. sum. John 
Ehnor, Joseph Elmor, Robert Reeve and Jonas Williams appeal from the 
judgment of this Court to the Superior Court. Rec, £5. 

P^ 130—5 July, 1720: Benjaimn Colt of Windsor in right of his 
wife (and she was Adms. on the estate of Josiah Adkins, late of Hart- 



X48 PSOBATB UECOIDS. VOt. VXn» 

ford, decd.)» havingf finished their aooot of Adms. on sd. estate, this Court 
grant them a Quietus Est. 

AdUns, Thomai, Hartford. Invt. ^33-10-06. Taken 28 October^ 
1709, by John Bumham and Samuel Bumham. No Court Record fbund* 



Page 194. 

AUjn, Btojamiii, Windsor. Died 14 December, 1712. Invt ^654- 
05-00. Taken 2 February, 1712-13, by John Moore, Sen., and Timothy 
Thrall. 

Court Record, Page 104—5 Jsuiuary, 1712-13: Adms. granted 
unto Anne Allyn, widow. 

P^ 142— ist June, 1713 : This Court, pursuant to an act of the 
General Assembly of this Cblony holden at Hartford, 14 May, 1713, do 
allow and direct Anne Allyn, Adms., to sell 3 acres of land situated in 
Windsor, at a phce commonly caUed the Island. 

Ps^ 184 (Vol. X) 7 June, 1728: Benjamin Allen, a minor, age 16 
years, <%ose Matthew Allyn Jr. of Windsor to be his guardian. Recog., 
iioo. 



Page i^ ^ 

Allyn, Obadiab, Middletown. Invt £343-12-01. Taken 28 April, 
1712, by Joseph Wetmore, Nadianiel Stowe and Joseph Rodcwell. 

Will dated 14 March, 1706-7 : I, Obadiah Allyn of Middletown, do 
make this my last will and testament : I give unto my son Thomas Allin, 
and to his heirs forever, that whole settlement of land in the boggy 
meadow quarter upon which he now lives. Item. I give unto my grand- 
son Obadiah Allin, son of Obadiah deceased, 100 acres of land, being 
part of my long lot on the east side of the Great River, to be laid out to 
him without dammifying the rest of the lot, I having formerly by deed of 
guift given to him and his mother other land besides this. I give to my 
two sons, Samuel and John, 100 acres more of that lott on the east sicte 
oif the Great River, and my lotment in the 2nd part of the first divisicxi, 
and my lot in this west range of lots. Further, it is my will that my 
houses, homestead, and my tends on the West River, with what of my 
lands is within the Common Field, as also all my moveable estate (after 
my just debts are paid), shall be equally shared amongst my two sons 
Samuel and John and my two daughters Mary and Anna. Abo I do ex- 
cept what is provided for my dear wife in Uie long meadow lot And 
if any of my two sons Samll and John or daughters Mary and Anna 
should depart this life before marriage, then their shares or what may 



I7IO 90 IJIS* PBOBATI BBCORDS. I49 

not be expended by them shall fall to their survivors equally. The con- 
sideration that moves me to this is because said sons Samuel and John 
and my two daughters have been very dutiful and helpful to their de- 
ceased mother and me in our many long and tedious sicknesses and 
are very probable to be still helpful to me in my old 
age. (A covenant in writing was made with his wife before mar- 
riage that she was to have paid to her £20.) Also I do further add that 
if my said dear wife shall have any child or children by me, tiiat then she 
shall have the remainder of my long lot on the east side of the Great 
River, which I judge about 130 acres of land, to dispose of as she sees 
meet I appoint my sons Thomas and Samuel to be executors. Where 
Dorcas lives, it is my will that the half of that new field lot within the 
fence shall be Samuel's and John's. 

Witness: Noadiah RusseU, Qbadiah Allyn, ls. 

Joseph Rockwell, Alexander RoUo. 

Court Record, Page 72—$ May, 1712: Will proven. 



Page 4. 

Allyn, Thoniaf, Windsor. Died April, 1709. Invt £217-15-08. 
Taken by Samuel Moore and James Enno, Jr. 

Court Record, Page 31 — 2 April, 171 1 : This Court appoint Benja- 
min Allyn of Windsor to be guardian to Joanna Allyn, a minor, s^ 8 
years, daughter of Thomas Allyn, deceased. 

Page 35 — 2 July, 171 1 : This Court grant further time unto Samuel 
Bancroft 2nd Joannah his wife on the estate of Thomas Allyn, to finish 
their work of Adms. 

Page iia— 2 February, 1712-13: Lt Samuel Bancroft, with his 
wife (late Johanna Allyn) exhibits an account of their Adms. Account 
accepted and allowed and order to dist. the estate as f olloweth : 

i 8 d 
Inventory, 258-10-08 

Pkid in debts and charges, 01-12-06 

There remains to be distributed, 176-18-02 

Account allowed and order to dist as f olloweth : 
To Johanna, tiiie widow, of moveables, with dower in lands, 4-l9-<H 

To Johannah, only child, of moveables, 9-18-08 

And aJso the real estate, 162-00-00 

And appoint Lt. Nathaniel Loomis, Deacon Job Drake and Mr. 
Henry Wolcott of Windsor dist. 

Page 114 — 2 March, 1712-13: This Court appoint Col. Matthew 
Allyn of Windsor and Lt. Samuel Bancroft guardians to Joanna Allyn, 
minor child of Thomas Allyn, deceased. Recog., iioo. 



15^ P80BATB KECOBDS. VOL. Tni, 

Invt in VoL IX, Page 46. 

Alvard, JaM, Windsor. Invt. £50-09-00. Taken 6 September, 1715, 
by Thomas Moore, Josiah Cooke and James Enno. 

Court Record, Page 256—7 June, 1715 : This Court grant letters of 
Adms. on the estate of Jane Alverd, late of Windsor, deed., unto Benedict 
Alverd, eldest son. 

Page 26a— 6 September, 1715: Benedict Alverd, Adms. on the 
estate of Jane Alverd, late of Windsor, exhibited an invt of the estate. 
Ordered recorded and kept on file. 

Page 54 (Vol. IX) 4 March, 1717-18: Benedict Alverd of Windsor, 
Adms. on the estate of Jane Alverd, late of Windsor, deed., esdiibited now 
in this Court an account of his Adms : 

4 8 d 
Has paid in debts and charges, 29-07-01 

The estate amounts to, 49-09-03 

There remains, 19-1902 

Which accot this Court allows. Order to dist as f oUoweth : 

To Benedict Alverd, eldest son, his double portion, 5-14-00 

To Jeremiah, Job, Jane, Joanna and Elizabeth Alverd, to each, 2-17-00 

Which is their single portion of the sd, estate. And appoint Daniel 
Loomis, Josiah Cooke and Timothy Loomis distributors. 
Page 57— 1st April, 1718: Report of the distributors. 



Page 100. 

AndrewB, Banmd, Hartford. Invt £414-07-00. Taken 29 January, 
2711-12, by Garrard Spencer, Sen., and Gershom Sexton. Will dated ist 
January, 1711-12: 

I, Samuel Andrews of Hartford, do make this my last will and tes- 
tament : I give to my wife Elizabeth the whole use of my estate during 
her natural life for her subsistence. And when the oxen are put off or 
odierwise made use of, I do order that my wife Elizabeth «hall have 1-3 
part of them, or their price, or anything of the estate that is moveable. I 
give to my three eldest sons my lands tfiat I bought of Mr. John Haynes, 
to be equally divided among them. I also give to my son Nathanid An- 
drews my now dwelling house and his part of the Isuid lying next to the 
aforementioned house. I give to my son John Andrews my tarn standing 
near my son John's house, provided that that part of the above-named 
that I have already given by deed of guift to my son Thomas Andrews 
shall be part of his tiiird part of the l^d already specified to be divided 
to him. I give to my son Samuel Andrews, my younger son, my lot tluit 
I bought of John Skimier, which was sometime Mr. Stone's land, abutting 
on Mr. Thomas Hooker's land west, on my own land east, on the MiU 
River soutiii, and on Jonathan Ashle/s Uuid north. I order that my 



I7IOTOI7I5- PfiOBATB KIC0SD8. 15X 

daughter Abigail Stedman and my daughter Elizabeth Andrews shall 
have my moveable household goods. Also, I give my daughter Abigail x 
cow and 6 sheep. Unto my daughter Elizabeth I give 2 cows and 6 sheep. 
I do further order that my son Samuel Andrews shall have £3 of money 
after my wife Elizabeth's decease. My will is that my son Jotm Andrews 
shall have the use of my team in consideration of finding his mother (my 
wife) her fire-wood if she see cause. I appoint my wife Elizabeth ex.- 
ecutrix. 

Witness : Garrard Spencer, Samuel Akdrews, ls. 

George Sexton. 

Court Record, Page $2 — ^5 February, 1711-13: Will proven. 



Page 166-7. 



Andr«ws, Solonumi Hartford. Invt. £981-04*10. Taken 26 April, 
1712, by Joseph Wadsworth and Hezekiah Wyllys. Will dated 11 April, 
1712. 

I, Solomon Andrews of Hartford, do make this my last will and tes- 
tament : I give to my loving wife 1-3 of all my lands during her life and 
x-3 part of my moveable estate forever. I give to mv daughter Mary 
Andrews all my lands and housing and other personal estate, after my 
wife's decease, excepting what of my estate I do hereafter give and be- 
queath. I give to my kinsman Matthias Treat 30 acres of woodland lying 
on the east side of the road, bounded south on David Forbes's land, north 
en land of Capt. Cyprian Niccds, east on my own land, and west on 
the aforesd. road, on the account of an agreement I made with him. 
I give to my loving sister Mary Warren ii2 cash. I give to my brother 
William Warren my Culliver or English gun. I give to Matthias Treat 
my Indian gunn. And further I give unto Matthias Treat 20 shillings 
cash. I appoint my wife Elizabeth Andrews sole executrix. 
Witness : Joseph Wadsworth, Solomon X Andrews, ls. 

Hesekiah Wyllys. 

Court Record, Page 72—5 May, 1712 : Will proven. 

Page 6 (Vol. IX) 7 February, iyi$-i6\ Adms., with will annexed, 
granted to William Warren and David Forbes. {The Executrix Eliza- 
beth Andrews now deceased.) 



Page 189. 

■ 

Arnold, Jodah, Haddam. Invt £195-17-00. Taken 21 February, 
1711-12, by Simon Smith, Benjamin Smith and William Brainard. Will 
dated 23 November, 1708. 

I, Josiah Arnold, of the Town of Haddam, yeoman, being often by 
Divine Providence brought to the brink of the pit, do make and ordain 



152 PBOBATB UOOnS. VOU Vltl^ 



this my last will and testament: I give to Mary my wife a new Bible 
and the sum of £55 out of my moveable estate, with the use of my now 
dwelling house and homestead during her widowhood. I give to my son 
David Arnold a young horse. I give to my daughter Mary Arnold, she 
arriving at the a^ of 18 years, £16. It is to be understood, and it is my 
real honest meanmg therein, that my wife shall have the improvement oiE 
the whole of my estate until my children oome of lawful age; and if she 
need, I do hereby allow her to expend £2$ of the remainder of my estate 
towards die bringing up of our children. And all the remainder of my 
estate shall be equally divided between my three sons, David, Josiah and 
James. I appoint my wife to be executrix. And appoint my brethren 
James Wells and Joseph Arnold to be overseers. 
Witness : John Smith, Josiah X Aknold, ls. 

Thomas Brooks, John Clarke. 

In a codicil, dated 22 January, 1711-12, provision was made for on- 
other child bom after the wiU tuas executed. Her name was Irene, 

Josiah X Arnold, ls. 

Court Record, Page 221 — ist November, 1714: Adms., with the wilt 
annexed, is granted to James Wells of Haddam. 

Pa^ 227'&'^ December, 1714: Capt James Wells of Haddam, 
Adms., exhibits an account of his Adms : 

£ s d 
Paid in debts and charses, 16-08-00 

There yet remains a debt of, 16-00 

And also die 4 sheep contained in the invt are lost Capt. Wells, 
Adms., is appointed to be guardian to Josiah Arnold, age 16 years, and 
Irene, age 5 years. This Omrt appoint Joseph Arnold of Haddam to be 
guardian to David, age 20 years, and Mary, age 13 years. Recog., £50. 
Joseph Smitfi of Haddam to be guardian to James Arnold, 8 years of age^ 
Recog., ^30. 

Balnr, Bammlt Windham. Court Record, P^ 256—7 June, 1715 : 
This Court grant letters of Adms. on the estate of Samuel Baker, late of 
Windham, deed., unto Abigail Baker, widow, and John Huntington, son* 
in-law« 

Page 35. 

Balnr, Timotiiy, Wethersfield. Invt £21-08-08. He died 15 Decem- 
ber, 1709. Invt. taken by Moses Crafts and Hezekiah Deming. 

Court Record, Page 8—3 April, 17 10: Jonathan Deming, Adms., ex- 
hibits inventory. 

Page 33 — 4 April, 171 1 : Now exhibited in Court an account of the 
administration. TTie account is allowed, approved and ordered on file. 






I7IO TO 1715. raOBATE IEC0RD8. 153 

Page 191. 
Will from File, 

Barber, John, Simsbury. (See File: Died ist March, 1711-12.) 
Invt. £161-19-10. Taken 2 April, 1712, by Andrew Robe, Thomas Hol- 
comb and John Slater, Sen. (See File: The legatees of the deceased: 
Mary, his wife ; Marcy, his eldest daughter, 9 years old ; John, 7 ; Wil- 
liam, in his 5th year ; Mary, bom 4 January, 1708-9 ; and Isaac, bom 2 
May, 1711.) Will dated oej February, 1711-12. 

I, J6hn Barber of Simsbury, do make and ordain this my last will and 
testament : I give unto Mary, my wife, whom I make sole executrix, my 
whole estate, both real and moveables, to her sole dispose. Further, it 
is my will and desire that she take a wise and pmdent care for to bring 
up these children to some lawful calling. Further, it is my will that this 
my well-beloved wife (to whom I give, by virtue of this writ, full power 
to make her will from henceforward to tfie day of her death^ shall so act 
as may conduce to the best and most equitable disposii^ of this our es- 
tate, bodi real and personal, to those our children, of what then may be 
in her possession, desirinp^ her to use her best discretion towards these 
our children. Further, it is my desire that she be wise and prudent, to see 
to it she do use prudence to maintain herself honourably out of the es- 
tate during her natural life or state of widowhood, after funeral charges 
and debts paid. 

Witness : Andrew Robe, John X Basbes, ls. 

Jonathan Higley. 

Court Record, P^je 65 — 7 April, 1712 : Mary Barber, relict of the 
deceased, exhibited the last wiU and testament of John Barber now in 
this Court. This Court do See cause to defer the matter until the ist 
Monday in June. 

See File : The pretended will of John Barber of Simsbury, deceased, 
was exhibited in Court and was disallowed and disapproved. 

Test : Thomas Kimberly, Clerk. 

Page 104 (Vol: IX) 12 May, 1719: This Court appoint Mary 
Buell of Simsbury, widow, to be guardian to Mercy Barber, about 16 
years of age, William Barber 13, Mary 11, Isaac 8, all children of John 
Barber, late of Simsbury, deed. ; also, Mindwell Budl, about 4 years, and 
Ephraim Buell, about one year, children of Ephraim Buell, late deed. 
The sd. Mary Buell and Samuel Buell jointly and severally bound in £300. 



Inventory on File. 

Barber, IDndwelL Invt i6i-ii-oo. Taken 16 Febraary, 1712-13, 
by Thomas Marshall and Thomas Moore. 

Court Record, Page 180— ist March, 1713-14: This Court grant 
letters of Adms. on the estate of Mindwell Barber, late of Windsor, single 
woman, deed., unto Joseph Barber, brother of sd. deed. 



154 PROBATE BBOnDS. VOL. VnZ, 

Page 193—3 May, 1714: Joseph Barber of Windsor, Adms., ex- 
hibited now in this Court an account of his Adms : . 

£ 9 d 
Paid in debts and charges, 8-05-10 

Invt., with what was dist to her of her father's estate, 61-11-00 

Subtracting, 8-05-10 

There remains to be distributed, 53-05-02 

To Samuel, David, Josq>h, Benjamin, John, William, 
Mary, Ruth, Elizabeth and Sarah Barber, brothers and 
sisters, to each, 5-06-06 

And appoint John Moore, John Bissell and James Enno of Windsor dis- 
tributors. 

Page 220— -1st November, 1714: Report of the dist And this Court 
do grant the Adma. a Quiet%$s Est. 

Dist File: 24 October, 1714: To the brothers and sisters of the 
deed, children of Samuel Barber: To Samuel, William, David, Joseph, 
Benjamin and John ; to Daniel Loomis and his wife Elizabeth ; to Peter 
Browne and his wife Mary; to William Phelps and his wife Ruth; to 
Sarah Barber, and to William Barber son of William Barber deed. By 
John Moore, John Bissell and James Enno. 



Page 237-8. 

Barb«r, Tlunnai, StiL, Shnsbury. Invt £488-18-03. Taken 21 May, 
1713, by James Cornish, John Slater and Joseph Case. 

Court Record, Page 142 — ist June, 1713 : This Court grant letters 
of Adms. on the estate of Thomas Barber unto Thomas Barber, son of sd. 
deed. 

Page 149—6 July, 1713 : Thomas Barber of Simsbury, Adms., ex- 
hibited an account of his Adms : 

£ s d 
Paid in debts and charges^ 3-19-02 

There remains to be distributed, 484-19-01 

Account allowed, and order to dist as f oUoweth : 
To Mary, the relict, 51-06-01 

To Thomas Barber, eldest son, 133-18-00 

To John Barber's heirs, to Samuel Barber, Sarah Robe, Ann 

Higley and Joanna Adkins, daughters, to each, 61-19-00 

And appoint Joseph Phelps, Joseph Case and John Slater distribu- 
tors. 

Page 214—6 September, 1714: Whereas, this Court heretofore 
granted letters of Adms. on the estate of Thomas Barber, Sen., late of 
Simsbury, deed., unto Thomas Barber, eldest son of sd. deed., who has 
since also departed this life not having finished his Adms. thereon, this 
Court doth now grant letters of Adms. on that estate unto Jonathan Hig- 
ley of Simsbury, son-in-law. 



I7IO TO 1715. PM8ATS mooBm. 155 

Page 2 (Vol. IX) ist November, 1715: This Court grant extension 
of time unto Jonathan Higley of Simsbury, Adms., until me 1st Tuesday 
of May next. 

Page 124—^ April, 1720: Whereas, it appears to this Court that 
the Adms. on me estate of Thomas Barber, Sen., deceased, hath not 
fully administered on sd. estate before his decease, the Court do there* 
fore grant letters of Adms. unto Joseph Case of Simsbury. 



Inventofy on File. 

Barbtr, Thonuui, Jr., Simsbury. Died 17 July, 1714. Invt £339-04- 
07. Taken by James Cornish, Joseph Case and John Slater. 

Court Record, Page 213---6 September, 1714 : This Court grant let- 
ters of Adms. 00 the estate of Thomas Baii>er, Jr., late of Simsbury, 
deed., unto Abigail Barber of Simsbury, widow and relict of sd. deed. 

Page 2 (Vol. IX) ist November, 1715 : Extension of time granted 
the Adms. to finish their Adms. on sd. estate. 



Page 84. 

Bartlttt, Samnd, Hartford. Invt £38-09-07. Taken 4 June, 171 x, 
by Joseph Wadsworth and Ciprian Nichols. 

Court Record, Page 36—2 July, 171 1: Adms. to William Porter 
of Haddam, brother-in-law, who exhibited inventory. 



Page 269. 

Balding, John, Wethersfield. Invt £891-00-03. Taken ijr February, 
1713-14, by Jonathan Belding, Jacob Griswold and David Wngfat 

Court Record, Page 179— ist Mardi, 1713-14: Adms. granted to 
Dorothy Belding, widow, and Josiah Beldhig, eldest son of sd. deed. 

Page 185 — ^5 April, 1714: Josiah Belding of Wethersfield, Adms., 
exhibited an account of his Adms. on that estate : 

i s d 
Paid in debts and charges, 1:5-15-00 

Hadi received, i i-oo 

Account allowed. Order to distribute as f oUoweth : To the widow, 
her dowry in housing and lands during life, and 1-3 of the personal estate 
forever. And appoint Jonathan Belding, Ebenezer Prout and Joshua 
Robbins the 2nd, (Hst. 

Page 185 — 5 April, 1714: Stephen Belding and Ezra Belding of 
Wethersfield, mmor diildren of John Belding, chose Josiah Belding of 
Wethersfield, their brother, to be their guardian. Recog., £200^ 



156 raOBATB ftBCOKD& VOL. Vin^ 

Dist. File: 5 April, 1714: To Widow Dorothy Belding, to Josiah, to 
John, to Benjamin, to Stephen, to Ezra, to Hannah, to Lydia Bddinff. 
By Jonathan Belding and Joshua Robbins. Report Page 194 — 19 ^nl^ 
1714. 



Page 233. 

Benton, Kdward, Glastonbury. Invt £188-04-00. Taken 29 May, 
1713* by Joseph Smith and Thomas Hale. 

Court Record, Page 14a — ist June, 1713 : Adms. is granted to Mary 
Benton, the widow. 



Page 303-4. 



Bfdwvll, Jonatbiait Hartford. Invt. £1434-13-01. Taken 17 Decem- 
ber, 1712, by Joseph Mygatt, Thomas Bidwell and Edward Allyn. Will 
dated 4 November, 1712. 

The last will and testament of Jonathan Bidwell of Hartford is aa 
followeth: First, I desire to commit and commend my soul into the 
hands of God my Creator and Jesus Christ my Redeemer, and my body 
to a decent burial. And after my funeral charges are defrayed and my 
just and honest debts paid, I do dispose of what Go4 hath graciously 
given or lent me as foUows : yizt : Item. I give and bequeath unto my 
dear and loving wife Martha all my estate I stand possessed of, to her 
and my child Martha, to them and their heirs forever ; and do constitute 
my lovinfif wife to be sole executrix to this my last will and testament. 
And furmer, I desire my loving brother Thomas Bidwell to assist and 
be helpful to my wife in her business. 

Witness : Joseph Mygatt, Jonath : Bidwell. 

Edward AUyn. 

Court Record, Page 105 — 15 December, 1712-13: Will proven. 



Page 65-6-7-8. 



Bigdow, Jonatiiaii, StiL, Hartford. Invt i549^-04. Taken 29 
January, 1710-11, by Benjamin Graham, John Skinner and Thomas Sea- 
mour. Will dated 8 January, 1710-11. 

I, Jonathan Bigelow, Sen., of Hartford, do make this my last will 
and testament : I give to Mary my wife 1-3 part of all my moveaUe and 
personal estate during her widowhood, and also the profits and improve* 
ment of 1-3 part of my housing and lands during life. Of my house and 
orchard she shall have 1-2. My will is that my whole estate shall be 
equally divided amongst my diildren, to Jonathan, John, Mary, Sarah, 
Violet, Joseph, Abigail, Daniel and Samuel. I give all my houseing 



I7IO TO I715. PtOBATS KEG0BD8. 157 

and lands in eaual proportion between my three youngest sons, Joseph 
Bigelow, Daniel Bigelow and Samuel Bigelow. My wiU is that the por- 
tions belonging to my daughter Violet be by the executors of this my last 
will secured for her and her heirs and for no other whatsoever. I appoint 
my wife Mary Bigelow and my son Joseph Bigelow sole executors. 
Witness : Nathaniel Hooker, Jonathan Bigelow, ls. 

Samuel BetUon. 

Court Record, Page 26—5 February, 1710-11 : Will proven. 

Page 27 — ^5 Fd>ruary, 1710-11: Daniel Bigelow, 18 years of age, 
and Samuel Bigelow, 16 years of age, sons of Jonathan Bigelow, Soi., 
late of Hartford, deed., chose their unde Thomas Olcott to be their guar- 
dian. 

Page 105—6 January, 1712-13 : This Court appoint Samuel Benton 
to be guardian unto Daniel Bigelow, 20 years of age, son of Jonathan 
Bigelow. 

Page 106—6 January, I7i>i3: Samuel Bigelow of Hartford, a 
minor 18 years of age, son of JonaUian Bigelow, late of Hartford, deal., 
chose Samuel Shepherd to be his guardian. Recog., £50. 



Birohardt SamuaL Court Record, Page 233— t January, 1713 : This 
Court order the Clerk to cite a writ to the widow of Samuel Birchard, late 
of Coventry, deed., that she aqipear before the Court of Probate to be held 
on the 1st Monday of February next, to take Adms. on the estate of the 
ad. deed, or declare her refusal of that trust. 



Page 246. 

BiiteU, Joi«pli» Windsor. Invt £64-01-04. Taken 17 August, 1713, 
by John Bissell and James Enno. 

Court Record, Page 155 — 7 September, 1713: This Court grant 
letters of Adms. on the estate of Joseph Bissell, late deed., unto his brottier 
Benoni Bissell. 

Page 259 — 7 June, 1715: Benoni Bissell of Windsor, Adms., ex- 
hibited now in this Court an account of his Adms., which this Court allow, 
and order the remaining part of the estate to be set out to the sd. Benoni 
Bissell as next l^ir. And this Court grant him a Quietus Est. 



Page 273. 

(See also Page loo-i for Will and Invt., in Vol. IX.) 

BiiisJl, Nathantel, Windsor. Invt. £657-00-02. Taken 24 March, 

713-14, by Job Drake and John Elswortfa. Will dated 23 September, 1713. 

The last will and testament of Nathaniel Bissell is as foUoweth : I 

8've to my wife her choice of any two rooms in my house, or to live with 
avid ; also furniture. Also, I give her £6 yearly to be paid by my sons 



/ 



15^ PBOBATE RECOSDS. VOL. VIZI, 

Jonathan and David equally. I give to my son Jonathan my housing and 
bams and ten roods on the north side of my lot to tfie trench at the foot 
of the hilly and the rest of my cow pasture, for which Jonathan is to pay 
£20. I give to my son David half the lower lot from the Great River to 
that which he has already, on the lower side of the lot I give to my three 
eldest daughters £20 apeice, to wit, Mindwell, Abigail and Elizabeth ; and I 
give to my three youngest daughters i6o apiece, to wit, Dorothy, Anne and 
Mary. I give to my son Jonathan's son Jonatfian, if he live to come to the 
age of 21 years, the Neck (of land). Further, I give to my daughter 
iSmnah Bancroft's six children 20s apiece. I desire Mr. Roger Wolcott^ 
Job Drake and Matthew Grant to be overseers to see this my will per- 
formed in Case any difference should arise between my executors, that any 
of them should determine it that so no law suits may be attained by either 
of them. 

Witness : Job Drake, Nathaniel Bissell, ls. 

Matthew Grant. 

Court Record, Plge 184 — 5 April, 1714: Jonathan Bissell refuses the 
trust, David Bissell to be sole executor. Will proven. 



Page 146. 

Borttuiaii, Lt Jonatiian, Wethersfield. Died 21 September, 171Z 
Invt £693-10-05. Taken by Jonathan Smith and Joseph Grimes. Nun- 
cupative will. 

The minutes of the last will and testament of Lt. Jonatluui Boreman 
of Wethersfield : First : He gave 1-2 of his estate to his wife during life. 
The other half he gave to his son Jonathan, to him forever, and the other 
half of his personal estate, Jonathan paying to each of his younger 
daughters as much as his daughter Mary Wright hath already received. 
3rdly. The outlands, and all rights to any outland, he gives to his 3 daugh- 
ters to be equally divided among them, that is, a lott of 10^ acres granted 
to Andrew Atwood» 29)^ acres granted to himself by Wethersfield in the 
last division, a right in that land on the back side of Rocky Hill, rights at 
Glastonbury, and undivided lands in Wethersfield. The half of the move- 
able estate given to his wife at her decease to return to her son Jonathim 
(i. e., that part of it which is given to her beyond what the law allows). If 
his son Jonathan die without issue, then the real estate to return to his 
th-ee daughters, only an equal part to be to his widow. The two negros 
are to be given to the testator's wife during her natural life. Hi& wife 
and his son Jno. Wri|^ht to be executors. 

Witness: Stephen Mtx, (Not signed.) 

Joseph Grimes. 

Court Record, Page 96—3 November, 1712: Invt exhibited by Mer- 
cy Boreman, widow, and John Wright, and will proven. 



I7IO TO 1715. PEOBATE RECORDS. 159 

Page 83 (Vol. IX) 18 September, 1718: Upon the motion of Mercy 
Wright, one of the heirs to die estate of Jonathan Boreman deed., this 
Court order that dist. or division of the outlands, and rights to the out- 
lands, given by the sd. Jonadian Boreman in the third paragraph of his 
last will, be accordingly made. And whereas, one of the daughters men- 
tion^ in the sd. will being dead, her part is to be divided equally between 
the surviving children. This Court appoint Messrs. Joseph Graham, 
Thomas Wright and Abram Morriss of Wethersfield, or any two of them, 
distributors. 

Pafife 140—6 December, 1720: A distribution of some part of the 
lands of Lt. Jonathan Boreman, late of Wethersfield, deceased, given by 
his last will to his three daughters in the 3d paragraph of the sd. will« 
under the hands of Messrs. Joseph Graham, Abraham Morriss and Thomas 
Wright, distributors. 



Pa«« 193* 

Borttuiaii, Nalluuiid, Wethersfield. Invt £433-i5<x>. Taken 22 Jan- 
uary, 1712-13, by Jonathan Deming, William Warner Jr. and Daniel Bore- 
man. 

Will (nuncupative), 26 November, 1712: We whose names are here- 
unto subscribed heard Nathaniel Boreman of Wethersfield declare as his 
will that the movable estate that he hath be given to his wife to dispose of 
as she pleaseth, and all the rest of my estate during her natural life. But 
after her decease my mind is that my son shall have my hnds if he attain 
to the age of twenty-one years, but if not, my lands to be equally divided 
between my brother's sons and my sister Sarah Fitch her son Samuel. 
Also, I do oblige my wife to bring up my son to good learning. 
Witness : Isaac Ryly, (Not signed.) 

Benja. Demng, James Steele. 

Court Record, Page no— 2 February, 1712-13: Will proven. And 
there being no executor expressly nominated, this Court grant Adms. unto 
Elizabeth Boreman, with the will annexed. 



Inventory in Vol. IX, Page 7. 

Boarne, JoMph, Middletown. Invt iioo-i3-09>^. Taken 23 March, 
1714, by Francis Whitmore and Daniel Pryor. 

Court Record, Pace 193—3 May, 1714 : This Court grant letters of 
Adms. on the estate of Joseph Boame unto Elizabeth Bourne, widow of 
sd. deed. 

Page 88 (Vol. X) 7 June, 1725 : Joseph Driggs, in right of his wife 
ElizabeSi deed., as she was Adms. on the estate of Joseph Boame, late of 
Middletown, exhibited an account of Adms. on sd. estate amounting to 
the sum of £30-13-01 due to him from sd. estate more than die moveable 
part of sd. estate amounts to, which account is by this Court accepted. 



l6o PROBATE RECORDS. VOL* Vin, 

Inventory on File, 

Botna, Nttthantel, Middktown. Invt iighii-02. Taken 30 Janu- 
ary^ I7i>i3» by Samuel Hall and Solomon Adkins. 

Court Record, Page 107—^ January, I7i>i3 : This Court grant let- 
ters of Adms. on the estate of Nathaniel Boame, late of Middletown, deed., 
unto Joseph Boame, brotfier of sd. deed. 



Page 185. 

Boarne, nomaa, Middletown. Invt. ^17-07-04. Taken 27 Febru- 
ary, 1711-12, by Samuel Hall and Francis Whitmore. 

Court Rea>rd, T^gt 47—4 February, 1711-12: Adms. granted to 
David Foster, brother-in-law. 

Page 6^--7 April, 171a: Invt exhibited and allowed. 



Invt and Agreement in Vol. IX, Page 37. 

Brainard, Daaial^ Haddam. Invt £834-10-03. Taken 19 April, 1715, 
by Nathaniel Spencer, Gerrard Spencer and Joseph Amdd. 

An agreement, dated the and of May, 1715 : A distribution of the 
estate by an agreement among the children, Daniel, James, Joshua, Wil- 
liam, Caleb, Elijah and Hezdoah (sons), Thomas Gates and Hannah his 
wife (only daughter) : Our father's will not being so full and dear as we 
cxnild wish, we have tiiougfat best to agree upon a distribution of the es- 
tate of our bond, fkiher. And having first come to a loving agreement 
with our bond, mother-in-law, Hannah Brainard, we have pro^mded to 
make the following distribution : I, Thomas Gates, acting in behalf of my 
wife Hannah, and we, Daniel, James, Joshua, William, Caleb, Elijah and 
Hezekiah, have fuUv and freely made up our bond, father's Daniel Brain- 
ard his estate, and do hereby promise and engage, for ourselves and heirs, 
each to take up satisfied of lands heretofore set down to us and to make no 
more challenges or demands of any more lands or rights, neither by vir- 
tue or under color of any deed of gift received from our father in his life- 
time or upon any other color or pretense whatsoever, and that we do re- 
ceive sd. lands and every parcel of them as our sd. father held them the 
day of his death, each running the risk of the title our father had to them, 
and being obliged to defend the same for his own part if there (was) oc- 
casion. Moreover we the sd. Daniel, James, Joshua, William, Caleb, and 
Elijah, do hereby (declare) that we have received £8^1-00 apiece out of 
the personal estate. I, Thomas Gates, do acknowledge that I have re- 
ceived £33-01-00, and I, Hezekiah Brainard, have received i3a-ia-oo. 
Moreover we do all and each of us for ourselves and heirs hereby covenant 
and promise that we shall make no more demands of estate, real or per- 
sonal, that was our father's, and that we will in no wise disturb or annoy 



17IOTO I7I5« PROBATE RECORDS. z6l 

each other, but each of the eight aforementioned and their heirs may 
quietly enjoy his part aforementioned. Under the full ratification of all 
which premises we have all and each of us hereunto set our hand and af- 
fixed seal this 2nd May, 1715. 

Daniel Braynard^ ls. 

]a^es Braynard, ls. 

Joshua Braynard, ls. 

William Braynard, ls. 

Caleb Braynard, ls. 

Eujah Braynard, ls. 

Hezekiah Braynard, ls. 

To Thomas Gates, acting in behalf of his wife Hannah (only daughter 
to our bond, father) 50 acres of land bought of Mr. Blackleach, on the 
north side of Haddam bounds in Colchester bounds more, in personal or 
moveable estate. Total, £45-10-00. 

Court Record, Page 253 — 14 April, 1715 : Adms. granted to Daniel 
and Hezekiah Brainard jointly. They exhibited an invt of sd. estate and 
also an agreement for a division of the estate, which was accepted by the 
Court. 



Page 203. 

BrawiMy BMUior, Middletown. Invt. £42-02-08. Taken 28 March, 
1713, by Israhiah Wetmore, John Collins and Joseph Rockwell. The in- 
ventory being her part of her late father Nathaniel Browne's estate. Will 
^ted II January, 1712-13. 

I, Eleanor Browne of Middletown, do leave this as my last will and 
testament: I give unto my sister Mary Browne, to be improved by her 
for her own and for my mother's comfort so long as my mottier shall stand 
in need thereof, except about 10 shillings out of that whidi is my due from 
Mr. Russell, which I do bestow upon the Church of Christ in Middletown. 
I give unto my brother Nathaniel Browne's daughter Sarah either one of 
my Bibles, or else do order my sister Mary to procure her a new 
Bible with my money. I do give to my sister Mary all my just dues, either 
lyy bill or otherwise, and do order her to pay all my just debts and funeral 
charges. And as for the lands which I have right unto, I desire my sister 
Mary may order for the benefit of herself and my mother, so long as my 
mother shall continue in this world, to make use of the benefit thereof, 
-and after my mother's death then to be divided equally between my sister 
Mary Browne and my brother Nathaniel Browne. I appoint my sister 
Mary Browne to be my sole executrix. 

Witness : John Collins, Eleanor X Browne, ls. 

Thomas Stow, Joseph Rockwell. 

Court Record, Page 118 — 12 February, 1712-13 : Will proven. 



X62 nOBATB RBOMtDS. VOL. Vni, 

Page i86. 

Browne^ Nathawlali tatt Middletown. Invt £437-07-01. Taken 30 
May, 1712, by John G>Ilms, Israhiah Wetmore and Joseph Rockwell. 

Court Record, Page 78 — 2 June, 171a: Adms. granted to Martha 
Browne, widow, and Nathaniel Browne, only son of the deed. 

Page 138—4 May, 1713: Nathaniel Browne, Adms., exhibited an 
account of his and his mother's Adms. Approved, and this Court order a 
dist of the estate as follows : 

i s d 
To Martha Browne, the widow, ao-oi-o8 

To Nathaiuel Browne» eldest son, 199-08-02 

To the heirs of Eleanor Browne, deed., 99-14-01 

To Mary Browne, 99-14-01 

And appomt Capt. Thomas Ward, Israhiah Wetmore and Lt Samuel 
Hall distributors. And this Court grant the Adms. a Quietus Est. 



Page 42. 

Brounaon, Jaoob, Farmington. Invt. £4403-11. Taken 30th May, 
1710, by John Hart, Sen., and Thomas Hart, son of Stephen. 

Court Record, Page 13 — 5 June, 1710: This Court grant letters of 
Adms. on the estate of Jacob Brounson unto Ebenezer Kilboum of Weth- 
ersfield. 

P2t|:e S3 — 5 February, 17H-12: Whereas, this Court, held June 5th, 
1710, did grant letters of Adms. on the estate of Jacob Brounson unto 
Ebenezer Kilboum, late of Wethersfield, deed., and the sd. Ebenezer Kil- 
boum being now since dead, and not having finished his Adms. on that es- 
tate, this Court grant Adms. on the remaining and not administered estate 
tmto Eliphalet Dickinson of Wethersfield, brother-in-law of the sd. deed. 

Page 132 — 6 April, 1714: Eliphalet Dickinson of Wethersfield, 
Adms., exhiUted now in this Court an account of his Adms. : 

£ s d 
The whole of the estate, invt and debts, 50-01-04 

Paid in debts and charges, 32-01-10 

There remains to be divided, 18-19-06 

Order to dist. among the brother and sisters of the deceased. And 
appoint Capt. James Steele, Mr. Edward Bulkeley and Mr. George Kil- 
boum distributors. And this Court grant the Adms. a Quietus Est 

Dist. File : 9 April, 1713 : Estate of Jacob Brounson : To Eliphalet 
Dickinson, to Samuel Brounson, to Roger Brounson, to William Harris, 
and to Isaac Bmnson or his heirs. By Edward Bulkeley and George Kil- 
boum. 

Page 187 — 5 April, 1714: Report of the distributors. 






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17ZO TO I715. raOBATB BBOQBDS. 163 

Brmmson, Moms. Court Record, Page 68—7 April, 1712 : This 
Court do grant the conservation of the estate of Moses Brounson, who hath 
been many years abroad, to his brother William Brounson, that no waste 
be made tfiereoi 



Page 173. 

Brmmaon, Bairali, Widow, Farmington. Invt. ^37-00-01. Taken 2$ 
January, 1711-12, by John Wadsworth and Daniel Andrews, Sen. 

Court Record, Page 63—4 March, 1711-12: Adms. granted to John 
Brounson. 

Page 67—7 April, 1712: John Brounson of Farmington, Adms. on 
the estate of his late mother, exhibits an account of his Adms. : 

£ s d 
Inventory, 37-0I-07 

Paid in debts and charges, etc., 5*13-00 

IThere remains to be distributed, 31-08-07 

To John Brounson, eldest son, 7- 17-01 

And to William Brounson, Ebenezer Brounson, Moses Broun- 
son, Sarah Brounson, Dorothy Brounson and Grace 
Brounson, to each, 3-18-07 

And appoint Sergt John Wadsworth and Daniel Andrews of Farm- 
' ington distributors. And the Court order John Brounson, Adms., to ap- 
pear and take out his Quietus Est. 

Dist. File: To John, William, Ebenezer and Moses Brounson, to 
Sarah Buck, to Dorothy Kelsey, and to Grace Brounson. By John Wads- 
worth and Daniel Andrews. 



Page 217. 

Buek, Esokid, Wethersfield. Invt. £308-15-09. Taken 17 March, 
1712-13, by James Patterson and Joshua Robbiiis. Will dated 2 March, 
I7"-I3. 

I, Ezekiel Buck of Wethersfield, do make this my last will and testa- 
ment: I give imto Rachell, my wife, my house and 1-3 of my estate in 
moveable and land as followeth : viz., 8 acres of land lying on the north 
side of my lands butting on a highway east, and west on land of Enock 
Buck, north butting on lands of Jonathan Buck, Soi., to have and to hold 
said lands during her natural life, and after her decease then to return to 
my grandchild Ezekiel Buck, my eldest son's son, to him, his heirs and 
assigns forever. Also, I give to my son &iock Buck 14 acres of land lying 
on me west end of my lands, butting on the Commons west, east on lands 
of my wife and lands given to m^ son Jonathan, north on Jonathan Buck, 
Sen., and south on lands belonging to Daniel Borman and Richard Bor- 
man. Also, I do give to my son Enock 4 acres of land to lie upon a triangle 



164 PROBATE RECORDS. VOI,. Till, 

for a passingway to the sd. 14 acres. I do give to my son Jonathan Buck 
all that tract of land lyincf south on lands given to my wife, bounding on 
lands of Enock Buck soutii and west, and on a highway east. I give to my 
son Stephen Buck 13 acres of land lying in the west division, west on 
Farmington, east on his own land, south on land of Jonathan Buck, Jr.» 
north on lands of Mrs. Jemima Chester. I do give to my beloved daugh- 
ters, namely, Hannah, Abigail and Comfort, the rest of my movables, to 
be equally divided between them. I have given to my daughter Rachel 
Bronson, deceased, and to Sarah Welton and Mary Kelsy their whole 
portions already, and to my eldest son Ezekiel Buck his portion. I do 
make my son Enock Buck my executor. 

Witness : John Deming, Jr., Ezekiel Buck, Senor, ls. 

Josiah Belding. 

Court Record, Page 125 — 6 April, 1713 : Will proven. 



Page 29. 

Buekt SamueL He died* 12 April, 1709, in Wethersfield. Invt. £350- 
12-06. Taken 26 January, 1709-10, by Eienjamin Churchill, James Butler 
and Josiah Churchill. 

Court Record, Page 4—^ Fdl>ruary, 1709-10: Adms. to Sarah Buck, 
the relict, and James Butler. 

Page 51 (Vol. IX) 4 February, 1717-18: Sarah Buck and James 
Butler exhibit an accot. of their Adms. Allowed. Order to distribute the 
estate. Invt. amount, £350-12-06, moveables whereof is ii 16-02-06, and 
there is to be paid out of that estate to the sd. Sarah Buck for main- 
tenance of a child and trouble of Adms., with charge of distribution, the 
sum of ii2-io-oo. There remains to be distributed the sum of £338-02- 
o6. The Court order that the estate shall be divided in proportion fol- 
lowing: To Sarah Buck, widow, with dower, the sum of £34-10-10; to 
Isaac Buck, eldest son, £75-17-11 ; and to D(M*othy (Woodhouse), Pele- 
tiah, SariJi, Elizabeth, Samuel and Martha Buck, the rest of the children 
of the sd. deed., to each of them £37-18-11, which is their single share. And 
appoint Lt. Benjamin Churchill, Capt. David Goodrich and Josiah 
Qiurchill distributors. 



Page 186. 

Buddandt Elisabetb, Hartford. Invt £26-01-05. Taken 1 1 May, 
1712, by Daniel Bidwell and Timothy Cowles. 

Court Record, Page 79 — 2 June, 1712: This Court grant letters of 
Adms. unto Charles Buckland of Hartford, son of the sd. deceased. 

Page 156—7 September, 1713: Adms. exhibits accounts of his 
Adms. and is ordered to deliver accotmts to his brother William Buddand, 
Adms. 



I7IO TO 1715. PJtOBATS RECORDS. 165 

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Page 192—3 May, 1714: William Buckland, Adms., is ordered to 
pa^ credits in proportion, there not beii^ funds to pay in full. And ap- 
point Capt. Roger Pitkin, Mr. Jpseph Olmsted and Timothy Cowles to 
distribute the estate to the creditors. 

Dist File, 15 May, 1714 : To William Buckland, to Robert ( ), 

to Richard Edwards, to Samuel Haward, to Daniel Hooker, to Samuel 
Woodbridge. By Roger Pitkin and Timothy Cowles. 



Page 279. 
(Will copied from File.) 



Bnlkdcgr^ Otanhomi Wethersfield, alias Glassenbury, in ye County of 
Hartford, in her Matyes Colony of Connecticutt, in N. En^nd, Practi- 
tiooer in Physidc 

Last Will, made on ye Twenty-sixtfi day of May, 171a: I, ye said 
Gershom Bulkeley, havii^ mudi more than twenty years walked upon ye 
very mouth of ye grave, and under so great infirmity yt I can yt but won- 
der how I have all this while escaped railing^ into it, have not been wholly 
unmindful! of yt wch nature and comon prudence calls for in such cases. 
But in ye meantime sorrowful changes from ye right hand of ye most 
High have passed over me, and some yt I had hoped would have survived 
me have prevented me and left me behind them, whereby, with some Inci- 
dent considerations I am moved to alter some things wch otherwise I should 
not have done. And therefore, remaining stilt, though very weak in bodv 
yet of sound mind and memory, I do now make this (I hope) my last will 
and testament, hereby revoking and annulling all former wills ^atsoever 
made by me: In ye first place, casting myselfe upon ye riches of Sov- 
ereign Grace, my body I commit to ye dust as it was (to be as near to my 
late dear wife as conveniently may be) decently, but obscurely buryed, 
without much cost or ceremony. I ndtiier deserve nor desire those things, 
yet desire a part in ye first and better resurection of ye just. I wish all 
my just debts to be paid. And as for these few poor diildren wch I shall 
leave behind m e A s for ye little real estate wch I had, I have 

Idready by acts executed in my own lifetime disposed it : some to others, 
and ye rest of it among my sons, or to their use and behoof respectively, 
as occasion hatfi required. Some part also of my personal estate I have 
bestowed upon my Children already. Ye remnant of my personal estate 
I dispose of as follows: Imprimus. To my son Charles his daughter 
Hannah Goodrich I give i8. To my good daughters-in-law, Hannah Avery 
and Rachel Wdcott, I give to each of them a golden ducat (or los 
piece) if I happen to leave a couple. Item. To my son Edward's present 
wife Dorothe I give a golden guinea (or 206 piece) if I happen to leave 
one. Item. To my Imther Peter's children (Gershom, Peter, Grace, 
Marparet and DoroChe) I give each of them 10 shillings in current money ; 
and if any of them owe me not exceeding los, I will yt it be remitted to ye 



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1 66 PM8ATB SBCOBDS. VOh. Vni» 

debtor. And in particular to ye said Grace I pfive my great red rugge 
wch was her mother's. To my son Edward I give and bequeatfi ye dodc 
now standing in its case in his house, as also my seal ring, ye great gilt 
spoon, ye least of my two silver porringers, and all ye books and manu- 
scripts yt I have touching matters of law, except ye notes wch I had 
tometime written out, as Coke's first, 3d, 3d and 4th Institutes, wch notes 
I formerly gave to my son John, and wdi, though now in my hand, yet my 
will is that he shall have tiiiem again if they may be of use to him. I give 
my said son Edward also my whipsaw, tenon saw and timber chain, being 
of use for his mill. Item. To my son Jchn I have already given ye great* 
est part of my books and my silver pocket watch (wch last I mention yt 
my executors may not be at a loss for it, but know vdiat is become of it). 
I give and bequeath to him all ye rest of my Ixx^ wdi I now have, and 
alflK) all my manuscripts (written by my ^andfather, my father or c^ers) , 
I say all such my books and manuscnpts as concern only Divinity or 
other learning, except ye law (wch books and manuscript I have given to 
Edward), and except also madicine and chemistry and some few bodes 
wch, wth those yt concern medicine and chemistry, I shall otherwise dis* 
pose of by and by. Item. To my grandson Richard Treat (ye son of 
Thomas and Dorothe Treat) I give and bequeath all my bodes and manu- 
scripts wch any way concern medicine and chemistry, among which I in- 
clude all Glauber's and Boyle's wch I have, whether in Latin or English, 
as also Georgius Agricola De Re Metallica and Lazarus Eacher Trans- 
lated b^ sir John Pettus, called Fleta minor, also Littleton's Dictionary for 
ye Latm Tongue, and my Dutch Grama for ye Dutch Language, together 
wth all my vessels and instruments useful, whether of glass, brass or cop- 
per, iron, stone or earth. All these I give to him, Provided he hold and 
pursue his inclination to yt study. And to my daughter Catherine Treat, 
now deceased (I had given her portion to her only child and daughter 
Catherine Treat), I give and be<;iueath my lesser silver tankard, my lighter 
Silver Cucumbet (to be distinguished by its weight from that I have given 
to my daughter Dorothe.- 'Tis not tfiat which belongs to the Silver Retort, 
but is mudi taller and bigger than that) . I give her also the silver Salt 
Seller and the small dram cup, all which I had intended for her motfier 
had she survived me, which I doubt are worth £20 in money. Yet I re- 
serve and give liberty to my daughter Dorothe to redeem any of thse Sil- 
ver vessels aforsaid for ye full value thereof if she desire to do so. In 
case of the decease of Catharine Treat, to her father (my good son-in-law 
Richard Treat) if he be then living. To my daughter Dorothe I give all 
die rest of my personal estate (in particular to her I bequeath my negro 
maid Hannah) whether it be in my own hand or in the hands of others or 
due and owing from others to me. Except (mly yt if there shall be any 
poor widow or widows or other truly poor persons not able to pay their 
debts to me, my will is that my executor shall remit it and not trouble 
them for it, wch I must leave to his discretion, yet wth this advertisement, 
that by "poor" I mean such as are indeed poor — at least by Divine Provi- 
dence and not by idleness, nor such as say they are poor and yet can find 



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X71O TO 1715. PIOBATB SEOOBDS. 167 

uriierewith to drink, revel and swagger and make themselves poor and 
odiers too. I appoint my trusty son-in-law Thomas Treat executor. 
Witness : John HoUister, Gebshom Bulkblsy, ls. 

Samuel Brooke, Darnel X Andross. 

P. Scrqjt : Thomas Treat having died, my daughter Dorothe Treat to 
be sole executrix. 

Witness : Samuel Brooks, 24 Nov., 1713. G. Bulkeuy, ls. 

Joseph Boston, Sarah X Brooks. 

Proven 7 December, 1713. 

An inventory of yt part of ye estate of Dr. Bulkeley which he gave 
to his son Edward in his last will and testament: 

i s d 
A gold ring, 3a shillings ; i silver cup and spoon, ii-o8-o8, 3-00-08 

To a clock, £8; whip saw, las; tenant saw, los; timber diain, 

15s, 1-17-00 

To manuscripts and law books, 32-17-04 

Taken by George Stilman and John RussdL 

An inventory of Books of Divinity, not including those taken away 
by J(dm Bulkdey, and of medical books. Apprised 7 April, 17 14, by Tim- 
othy Stevens and Samuel Smith. 

A further inventory of medicines and tinctures ; also a Htgro woman, 
valued at £25-00-00. Apprised 20 April, 1715, by Timothy Stevens and 
Ebenezer Prout 



Invt in Vol IX, Page 6. 

Bull, Jonathan, Jr., Hartford. Invt. £298-02-00. Taken 4 October, 
1714, by Samuel Newell, Sen., and John Wadsworth. 

G>urt Record, Page 213---6 September, 1714-15: Adms. granted tO 
Josiah Hart, a brother-in-law of sd. deed. 

Page 7 (Vol. IX) 7 February, 1715-16: Josiah Hart, Adms., ex- 
hibits an account of his Adms. Allowed. Order to dist. the estate to the 
brothers and sisters : To the heirs of John Bull, deed., to Samuel Bull and 
David Bull, brothers, and Susannah and Sarah Bull, sisters of sd. Jona- 
than Bull, to each of them £33-07-07 1-5. And appoint John Wadswordi, 
Daniel Andrews and John Porter of Farmington, distributors. 



Page 182-259. 

Bull, Joieph, Hartford. Invt. £890-04-08 as money. Taken 18 April, 
1712, by Ciprian Nichols, Hez. Wyllys and Daniel Merrells. 

Court Record, Page 74 — ^5 May, 1712: Adms. to Hannah, the relict, 
and Caleb the son. Distribution by agreement made the 9th November, 
1713: 



1 68 PROBATB REOMKDS. VOI.. Vin» 

i s d 
To Widow Hannah Bull, 161-06-08 

To Josq>h Bull, eldest son, a double portion, 161-06-08 

To Caleb Bull his portion (and for the payment of debts) , 197-08-06 

His part, 80-13-04 

To Mary Bull, her part, 80-13-04 

Daniel Bull had received his by deed of gift. 

Know all men by these presents: That we, the said Hannah Bull» 
Joseph Bull, Daniel Bull, Caleb Bull and Mary Bull, parties aforemen- 
tioned, the relict and children of the said Joseph Bull, deceased, do for 
ourselves and each of us respectively, our and each of our heirs, executors 
and administrators, fully and absolutely agree to the aforesaid distribu- 
tion, and that the same shall be and remain as a firm settlement of the 
estate aforesaid amongst us. In witness whereof we have hereunto set 
our hands and seals* 

Hannah X Bull, ls. 

Joseph Bull» l& 

Daniel Bull, ls. 

Caleb Bull, ls. 

Mary Bull, ls. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us: Hem WyUys, Jo* 
seph TiUotson. 

Court Record, Page 162—20 November, 1713 : This agreement ap- 
proved. 



Page 72 (Invt, 161). 

Bimoe, Thomaf. Hartford. Invt £1683-12-01. Taken 25 April, 1712 
(as money), bv William Whiting, Aaron Cooke and Samuel Thornton. 
Will dated 25 April, 1709. 

I, Thomas Bunce, do ordain this to be my last will and testament : Im*- 
primis : I give to my eldest son Thomas Aese following parcels of land, 
vizt: My homelot in Hartford on which I now dwell, with all the hous- 
ing and outhousing thereon, with all the privileges and appurtenances 
thereto belonging. It My whole lot on Rocky Hill lying between the 
lands of Mr. Joseph Bull and Mr. Samuel Howard. It. An upland lot 
lying in Wethersfield bounds, about fifteen acres, near unto Joseph Skin- 
ner's land. It. Half my lot lying in Willcock's lots. It The free use of a 
drift highway to the said land, already laid out, between the land lately 
belonging to Mr. Bidwell and Samuel Benton. It My mowing pasture 
commonly called Graves's lot, lying between Mr. Budcmgham's land and 
Mr. Bull's. It Those parcels of land on the east side of the Great River 
in Hartford, viz., the whole of my upland lot It. Half my meadow lot^, 
viz., that half on the north side, it being divided from tfie west to the east. 
It My whole right in the five-mile purdiase. It Those several parcels of 



I7IOTO 1715- FXOBATE BECOKDS. 169 

land lying in the south meadow in Hartford, viz., my lot I bought of Mr. 
Samuel Whiting. It One acre and half lot lying in the swamp, given me 
by my father. It. A two-acre lot I bought of Goodman Cadwell. It. One 
acre and a half lying in the middle swamp, bought of Thomas Andrews. 
It My propriety lot in the West Division uplands, with all my interest in 
the mills, I give to my son Joseph,* to him and his heirs forever. It I 
give to my son Jonathan my home lot in Wethersfield with all the housing 
and out housing thereon. It. All my uplands and meadow land within the 
Township of Wethersfield (excepting only that lot lying by Joseph Skin- 
ner's lands, already given to my son Thomas), these I give to my son 
Jonathan and his heirs forever. It I give to my son Joseph and his heirs 
forever the home lot in Hartford that was my father's and on which he 
now dwells, with all the housing and outhousing thereon. It. I give to 
him the southern half of my meadow lot on the east side of the Great 
River in Hartford. It. To my daughter Susannah, besides what I have 
already given her, I give her lo shillings. It To my daughter Sarah, ig. 
It I give to my dau^ter Abigail iio, I do appoint my son Thomas sole 
executor. 

Witness : Timothy IVoodbridge, Thomas Bunce^ l& 

John Bunce. 

Omrt Record, Page 38 — ^3 September, 171 1 : Will proven. 

Page 57 — 7 February, 1711-12: Administration of the estate of 
Thomas Bunce, Sen., to his son Jonathan Bunce, with the will annexed. 
Tliomas Bunce, Jr., the executor named in the will and since the probate 
of sd. will being deceased. 



Page 179. 

Bnnoe, Thomai, Jr., Hartford. Invt ii 185-10-03. Taken 26 March, 
1712, by Joseph Wadsworth, Hex : Wyllys and James Steele. 

Court Record, Page 57 — 7 February, 1711-12: And this Court grant 
letters of Adms. on the estate of Thomas Bunce, Jr., late of Hartford, 
deed., to Jonathan Bunce, brother of the said deceased, and to Elizabeth 
Bunce, widow of the said deceased. 

Page 59-60—3 March, 1711-12: Mr. Richard Edwards, attorney 
for Mrs. Elizabeth Bunce, moved this Court to set aside their order of 7 
February, 1711-12, appointing Jonathan Bunce with said Elizabeth as 
Adms., and to grant letters entirely to Mrs. Elizabeth Bunce. The Court 
refusing, an appeal was taken to the Superior Court, Jonathan Easton, her 
brother, giving bond. 



■^Non : See Page 276 (Vol. IX, Probate Side) : "A correction of an error in 
his will, where it appears that legacies he had given to his son Thomas was after 
given to Joseph." A perfect mistake of the name Joseph instead of Thomas. It 
was truly given to Thomas Bunce. 



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X70 FBOBATB KBCQSDS. VOL. VIIX, 

Page no— -a February, 1712-13: Elizabeth Bunce, Adnu., exhibits 
invt 

Page 148 (Vol. X) 7 March, 1726-7 : Cald> Bull, in right of Eliza- 
beth his wife, Adms., being cited to app^ with Adms. account, produced 
several sums paid, but no receipts. He was ordered to procure and pro- 
duce receipts. 

Page 150—4 April, 1727 : Exhibits now account of Adms. Accepted. 
Estate now ii 185-10^3. Order to dist: To Elizabeth Bull, relict of the 
deed., and to Susannah, the only child. By John Skinner, James Ensign 
and James Easton. 

Page 151— Susannah Bunce, age 16 years, diose James Easton of 
Hartford to be her guardian, Rec, i400. 



P^ge 187. 

BtttteTi CRuudiiyWethersfield. Died 25 September, 171 1. Invt £163- 
i8-oa Taken by E^uaim Goodrich and Jonathan Smith. 

Court Record, rage 78 — 2 June, 1712: Adms. to Susannah ButleTi 
widow of said decessed. 

PSige 124 (Vol. IX) 5 April, 1720: Susannah Butler, Adms., ex- 
hibits account of her Adms. Allowed. This Court appoint Susannah 
Butler of Middletown to be guardian to her daughter Bathsheba Butler, 
10 years of age. Recog., £80. 

Page 131 — ^5 July, 1720: Mary Butler, 14 years of age, chose her 
mother, Susannah Butler, widow, to be her guardian. Recog., iioo. 

Page 132 — ^5 July, 1720: Susannah Butler, Adms., esdhibits an ac« 
count: 

i s d 
Paid in debts and charges, 22-13-09 

Hath received, 2-02-00 

Inventory, 166-00-00 

Movable part, 66-00-00 

Subtracting, 22-13-09 

There remains to be distributed, 143-06-03 

Order to dist. to Susannah Butler, widow, 14-08-09 

The rest of the sd. estate to Mary and Bathsheba Butler, 

(faughters, to each of them the sum of 64-08-09 

And appoint Jonathan Curtice, Abram Morriss and Samuel Williams, 
distributors. 

Page 143—6 December, 1720: Report of the distributors. 



Page 151. 

Butler, Bamnel, Hartford. Invt. ^193-13-08. Taken 26 November, 
1712, by Robert Sandford and Nathaniel Goodwin, Junior. 



1710 TO I715. PBOBATB RE00SD8. I7Z 

Court Record, Page loo— ist December, 1712: Adms. to Hannah, 
the widow, and Thomas Butler, a brother. 

Page 65 (Vol. X) 5 January, 1724-5 : Thomas Butler, Adms. on the 
estate of Samuel Butler, hte fk Hartford, exhibited an account of his 
Adms. on sd estate amounting to the sum of iio-io-oo. Accepted and 
ordered on file. 

See File for dist of the estate of Samuel Butler, hte of Hartford, 
1726, as followeth : 

i s d 
To the widow, 1209-11 

To Samuel Butler, son of the deed., 70-00-00 

To Marcey Butler, eldest daughter, 35-00-00 

To Sarah Butler, another of the daughters, 35-oo<x> 

By John Sheldon, Nathaniel Marsh and Samuel Welles, distributors. 
Page 219—3 June, 1729 : Report of the distributors. 



Page I7i«2. 

Butler, Samuel, Wethersfield. Invt £233-o6-oa Taken 27 Febru- 
4U7, 1711-12, by James Patterson and Thomas Standish. Will (nuncupar 
tive) dated 24 December, 171 1. 

He gave to his wife one-third of his personal estate forever, and one* 
third of his lands durin^^ life. He gave to his son Samuel Butler his house 
and homested and all his lot at the upper end of the meadow on the south 
side of the highway and siding on the Great River, to him and his heirs 
forever. The rest of his estate he gave to his other diildren, to George, 
to Daniel, to Abraham, and to Elizabeth Butler, his only daughter. His 
wife to be sole executrix, and desired his brothers Abraluun KUboum and 
James Butler to be his overseers. 

Witnessed by us : George KUboum, 
John Howard, Abraham KUboum, 

and James Butler. 

• • 

Court Record, Page 66—7 April, 1712: Mary, the relict, executrix, 
exhibited the last will of her late husband, Samuel Butler. Proven. 



Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 16. 

Butler, WilHam, Wethersfield. Invt. £67-08-10. Taken 17 Novem 
1)er, 1714, by James Patterson and George Kilboum. 

Court Record, Page 223—6 December, 1714 : Adms. granted to Han- 
nah Butler, the widow of sd. deed. 



172 PROBATE RECOBDS. VOL. Vin» 

Page 70. 

Oamp, Johxif Sen., Hartford. Died 14 March, 1710-11. Invt. £158- 
14-06. Taken ij March, 1710-11, by William Webster and Benjamin 
Graham. Will dated 8 February, 1710-1 1. 

I, John Camp of Hartford, Sen., being of a long time sick and weak, 
do make this my last will and testament: I give to my wife Lydia my 
dwelling house and lands adjoining to it, for her to use for her benefit and 
comfort during the term of her life, and after her decease I give it to my 
two sons John Camp and Josq^ Csunp, that is to say, John Camp 2-3 and 
Joseph Camp 1-3, and I also appoint my two sons John and Joseph Camp 
my executors. Further, if my wife should want or stand in need, I do 
empower her by this my last will to dispose of my houseing and lands for 
her comfort. I give to my daughter Hannah, in addition to what she 
hath already received, 20 shillings. I give to my daughter Sarah ao shil- 
lings. I give to my daughter Abigail 20 shillings. The rest of my move- 
ables I give to my wife. 

Witness : Benjamin Graham, . John Camp, Sen., ls. 

Grace Eglestone. 

Court Record, Page 31 — 2 April, 171 1 : Will proven. 

Page 136 (Vol. X) 4 October, 1726: An addition to tfie invt of the 
testate of Jc^ Camp was now exhibited by John Camp, executor, amount- 
ing to the sum of ^24-05-00. 



Page 209. 

Oamp, Joieplii Wetfaersfield. Invt £226-10-05. Taken 23 December, 
1712-13, by Thomas Richards and William Webster. 

Court Record, Page 105— -15 December, 1713: Adms. granted to 
Abigail Camp, widow, and Samud Benton, Sen., of Hartford. Also they 
exh9)ited an inventory. 

Page 228 — 6 December, 1714: Samuel Benton and Abigail Camp, 
Adms., exhibited an account of their Administration : 

£ s d 
Inventory, 226-10-05 

Moveable part thereof, 59-0005 

Paid in debts and charges, 26-15-00 

There remains to be distributed, 199- 14-10 

To Abigail Camp, widow, 10-15-00 

To Hannah Camp, only child, 188-19-ti 

And appoint William Webster, Nathaniel Churchill and Hez: Dem- 
ing, distributors. 

Page 229—6 December, 17 14: This Court appoint Abigail, widow, 
to be guardiiui to Hannah Camp, minor daughter. Recog.» iioo. 



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171O TO I715. PROBATE RECORDS. I73 

Oarrington, Eb«neier. Court Record, Page 32—2 April, 171 1 : This 
Court grant letters of Adms. on the estate of Ebenezer Carrington, late of 
Waterbury, and lately residing in Hartford, unto William Parsons, a 
brother-in-law, the other relations of the sd. deed, having refused to ad- 
minister. 

Invt in Vol. IX, Page 34. 

Ohapmaiit Henry, Windsor. Invt. £45-12-06. Taken 15 December, 
1713, by Eleazer Gaylor, Jonathan Elsworth and Ebenezer Hurlbut. 

Court Record, Page 190—14 April, 1714: Adms. granted to Han- 
nah Chapman, widow, relict of sd. deed. 

Page 87 (VoL IX) 4 November, 1718: Symon Chapman and Jona- 
than Elsworth of Windsor moved the Court for care to be taken of the 
estate of Henry Chapman sometime of Windsor deed., his widow being 
now deceased tiiat was Adms., and also that care be taken of the children. 
This Court grant Adms. to Sjrmon Chapman and Jonathan Elsworth* 
This Court appoint Jonathan Elsworth to be guardian to the children of 
Henry Chapman, viz., to Sarah Chapman and Henry Chapman. Rea^., 
£100. 



Page 162. 

Ohapmaii, Oapt. John, Haddam. An agreement, made amcxig the 
heirs of Capt. John Chapman, late of Haddam, deed.: Know all men 
by these presents : That we, Joseph Chapman of Saybrodc in the County 
of New London, and David Chapman of Haddam in the County of Hart- 
ford, and Samuel Chapman of the aforesd. Haddam, the only natural 
sons now surviving of Capt John Chapman, late of Haddam, deed., and 
Stephen Chalker of Saybrook and Joseph Selden of L3mfie, in the County 
of sd. New London, and Lemuel Richardson of Stoningtown in the County 
of New London, sons-in-law of the abovesd. Capt John Chapman, deed, 
(by affinity with his three daughters, Elizabeth, Anne and Mehetabell 
Chapman), and Lydia Chapman of Haddam, do hereby declare that for 
as much as it hath pleased Almighty God in his holy providence to take 
from us our aged and honorable father, Capt John Chapman, deed., and 
left behind him a considerable estate in lands, goods and chattels, to be 
disposed of, all his just and lawful debts being hereby secured to be paid, 
we whose names are above written being the true and lawful heirs to all 
and every part of sd. estate, both real and personal, do hereby, for our- 
selves, our heirs and successors, mutually and firmly agree to the dist. of 
or dividing the whole sd. inheritance. Moreover, it is hereby agreed upon 
that Jabez Chapman, with the approbation of the Honoured Court of 
Probate, is chosen to administer on sd. estate and to pay all the just 



174 PBOBATE BBCQRDS. VOL. YIXI, 

and lawful debts due from the sd. estate out of his own part of the es* 
tate, the rest of the heirs to be freed from all entan^ements whatsoever. 

Signed: Joseph Chapman, ls. 

Jabez Chapman, ls. 

Samuel Chapman, ls. 

Stephen X Chalker, ls. 

Joseph Selden, ls. 

Lemuel Richardson, ls. 

Lydia Chapman, ls. 
Witnesses : 
William Spencer and 
Alexander Spencer. 

Court Record, Page 68 — 8 April, 1713 : An agreement of the chil- 
dren of Capt J<^ Chapman, late of Ebddam, deed., for a division of the 
estate, was now exhibited in Court by Joseph Chapman, Jabez and Sam- 
uel Chapman, sons of the deceased, and Stephen Chalker and Lemuel 
Richardson, sons-in-law. These appeared in Court and acknowledged 
this to be their free act and deed. z 



Ohannoagr, Charlis, Qerk, of Stratford. Court Record, Page 21—6 
November, 1710: This Court appoint Charles Chauncey of Stratford to 
be guardian to his three children, viz., Robert, age 6 years, Ichabod Wol- 
cott, 5 years, and Abiah, 8 years of age. 

Page 249—14 April, 1715 : Abiah Chauncey, a minor daughter of 
Rev. Charles Chaunc^, late of Stratford, chose John Moore of Windsor 
to be her guardian. And this Court appoint John MocK'e guardian to 
Robert Qiauncey, 12 years old, and Ichabod Wolcott Chauncey, age about 
II years. 

Page 37 (Vol. IX) 2 July, 1717: Abiah Chatmcey chose Daniel 
Bissell of Windsor to be her guardian. Recog., iiba 



Page 104. 

Ohestar, John, Esq., Wethersiield. Invt. £4277-07-11. Taken 26 
January, 1711-12, by Jonathan Belding, Joshua Robbins, 2nd, and Sam- 
uel Wolcott Will dated 5 December, 171 1. 

Imprimis. I give and bequeath to my eldest son John Chester, to him, 
his heirs, etc., as hereafter mentioned, vizt. : I give and grant to my said 
son all the lands which were given me by my father, Capt John 
Chester, deceased, save only one homelot. That is, I give unto him my 
home lot where my father dwelt, with all the buildings thereon; also 
my land in the Great Plain and at the lower end of the meadow ; and also 
Sele's lot and Qark's lot; also about seventy acres at the mill, and the 



I7IO TO 1715. FIOBATB UOOBM. 175 

mill; and one hundred and four acres at the West Division next Farm- 
ington bounds ; also fifty acres on Cow Plain. All which lands I give and 
grant to my said son, to be an estate in fee tail ffenerall» vizt, to him and 
5ie heir male or heir males of his body lawfully begotten. Further, 
I give to my son John Chester my lot on Cow Plain, divided to me by the 
Town, of eighty and two acres and one-half, and one hundred acres my 
fether gave me which the General Court gave my father near Walling- 
ford bounds, laid out by Mr. John Brocket and Mr. Thomas Yale. I 
give, I grant, I bequeath to my son Thomas Chester my home lot which I 
now dwell upon, with all the buildings, together with all my purchased 
lands, as the deeds and records thereof show, vizt, my land in Mile Mea- 
dow, purchased of Cdo. Pynchon ; my land at the Swamp* purchased of 
the heirs of Robt. Reve; my lands purchased of Elizur Talcot both in 
the meadow and at Hangdog Plain; my land purchased of Mr. Nathl. 
Foot, in the Great Meadow ; my land purchased of Nathl. Butler, in said 
meadow; and my land purchased of Nicholas Morecock in the Great 
Plain ; and my bund purchased of Mr. Westwood Cook on the east side 
the Great River in Glastonbury ; also my lands I purchased of Mr. Joshua 
Robbins, Mr. Samuel Whiting, Mr. Simon Wolcott and Mr. James 
Treat, Jr., all lying, vizt, the woodland in the West Division next Farm- 
ingtown line and mine own land, divided to me, coming from my uncle 
Stephen Chester, in the aforesaid tier or furlong; also the eighty and 
two acres and half on Cow Plain. This eighty and two acres and half I 
give to John, which I had of the Town by division. Also, my land pur- 
chased of John Hollister to be to my said son Thomas Chester, and to the 
heir or heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, in sudi tenure as I give 
to my son John Chester. And in want of heir males bom to either of my 
sons, I give said lands in tenure as aforesaid to my daughters or those that 
legally represent them. I give to my son Thomas Chester one acre and 
a half and 20 rods of land at the Goodrich lot which I purchased of Cap- 
tain Prentis. I have given to my son John Chester all my land on Cowe 
Plain because I account the outlands given to my son Thomas a more 
growing estate than lands near home. Item. I give unto my daughters 
Mahetabell, Mary, Penelope, Hannah, Prudence, Eunice and Sarah, the 
sum of £200 each, to be paid in money or bills of credit as it goes at this 
time, vizt, fifteen pennyweight at six shillings. I give to my wife HannaJi 
Chester the use of all my improvable lands till my sons come to the age 
of 21 years, with use of one-third of my improveable lands, etc., after my 
sons come of age and also during her natural life ; also £100 in household 
goods, to be at her own dispose. I do nominate and appoint my wife 
Hannah Chester to be executrix, and my sons John Chester and Thomas 
Chester executors when they shall come to years of discretion or be able 
to manage the trust herein committed to them. I do desire Lt. Jonathan 
Belding, Mr. Joshua Robbins, the 2nd, and Mr. Samuel Wolcott to be 
assisting to my wife and to oversee. 

John Chester, ls. 



J 



176 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. Vin, 

Codicil, dated 11 December, 171 1 : I give the half of the lot given 
me by the Town of Wethersfield at their last General Division of lands 
to my eldest son John Chester, vizt, the west end thereof ; the other half 
of the same tract, the east of the same, to my son Thomas Chester. And 
the goods lying in bottom, which came from England, I will they should 
be distributed among my family for their common good as they need. I 
will also that, relating to my estate in England and the concerns thereof, 
that my executrix and m^ sons when capable should improve Mr. Noah 
Neal, Esq., of Stamford m the County of Lincoln, and his son and heir 
after him. John Chester, ls. 

Witness : Stephen Mix, 
Robert WeUs. 

Court Record, Pitge 49 — 4 February, 1711-ia: Will proven. 

P^tge 136—4 May, 171 3: Mrs. Hannah Chester to be guardian to 
John Chester, a minor about 10 years old, son of Mr. John Qiester, late 
deed. 

Page 155 (Vol. IX) 25 July, 1721 : Adms. granted to Mary Ches- 
ter, the widow. 

Page 156—26 July^ 1721 : Upon information of Mrs. Mary Chester 
of Wethersfield, widow, Adms. on the estate of her husband Jdhn Ches- 
ter, sometime of Wethersfield, deceased, that she vehemently suspected 
that John Lattimore, Bezalee) Lattimore, and Sybill the wife of Bezaleel, 
Mary, the wife of Thomas Baxter, and Elizabeth the daughter of sd. 
Thomas, have unfairly gotten a certain quantity (unknown) of ready 
silver money, parcel of the estate of sd. deed., and have concealed and do 
still conceal the same from the sd. Adms. contrary to law, they were sum- 
moned and now appeared and were respectively examined upon oath con- 
cerning the matters contained in the sd. information as on file. The 
Court having ccmsidered what had been answered upon oath by the re- 
spective persons summoned, above named, that nothing appears against 
them that they are guilty, therefore they are respectively discharged. And 
it is further considered by the Court that there was sufficient grounds of 
suspicion for the above complaint, and that the same arose from out of 
the family that the persons complained of belong to. Therefore no costs 
be allowed them. 



Page 192. 

Oherter, Thomai, Wethersfield. Invt £1648-09-01. Taken 23 Jan- 
uary, 1712-13, by James Steele, James Treat and Geotgt Kilboum. 

C(Mirt Record, Page 109—2 February, 1712-13: Adms. to Mary 
Chester, widow of sd. deceased. 

Page 224—6 December, 1714 : Mrs. Mary Chester, Adms., exhibits 
an account of her Adms. : 



I7IO TO I715. PBOBATB SBOOmS. 177 

i s d 

Inventory, i6S7-^3-07 

Paid in debts and cfaarges, ia«o^oo 

tThere remains, i645-O4"07 

Real part, 1189-00-00 

To the widow, Mary Chester, iS^oi-oj 

To Eunice Williams and Mary Chester, daughters, to each, 746*11-06 

And ai»oint George Kilboum, Joshua Robbtns and James Treat, dis- 
tributors. This Court amxmit Mrs. Mary Chester to be guardian unto 
Mary Oiester, 9 years of age, daughter of Thomas Chester, late deed 
"Rtcog., £230. 

Dist File : To tfie Widow Jemima, to Eunice Williams (the wife of 
Elisha Williams), and to Mary, the other daughter of sd. deed By 
Geoq^ Kilboum, Joshua Rot>bins and James Treat 



Page 5a. 

Olarln, Danid, Oqrt., Windsor. Invt £95-0008. Taken 8 Septem- 
ber, 1710, by Matthew Allyn and John Moore, Sen. Will dated 31 Aur 
gust, 1709. 

The last will of Daniel Clarke, late of Windsor, deceased, is as fol- 
k>weth: I do will and dispose as followeth: In the first place, all my 
just debts and funeral charges to be paid And whereas, I obliged to my 
now wife £40 to be paid her out of my estate in case she shall survive me, 
as will appear by an instrument to which I have signed and sealed, my 
will is that sd. sum be truly paid according to the tenor thereof in my en- 
gagement, in such estate as may conduce to her comfort, with £5 in pro- 
vision as an addition to the sum aforementioned of £40. For the rest of 
my estate, my will is that my wearing apparel should be divided among 
my sons that shall be living to receive them. My will is that if the con- 
firmation be obtained from Owaneco of the 100 acres he promised, which 
is laid out and bounded, and for which I have obtained the grant of the 
General Court, I do order that it be entirely sold, whereof 1-4 part of the 
product of it shall redound to my now wife^ if she be living to receive. 
The other three parts shall be equally divided amongst my &ree daugh- 
ters, Elizabeth, Mary and Sarah, or to their children if any of them do 
die before it be affected. I give to my son John the ox chain that he 
borrowed of me, and to my son Samuel my musket I give to Johnny 



^(Added): a March, 1743: Shoold be Martha (not Mary) Garke. See ori- 
ginal invetitonr among the files of the C6urt of Probate. 'This lady was the sis- 
ter of V^lliam Pitkin, one of the early settlers of Hartford. She married for her 
first husband Simon Woolcott, son of Henry Wolcott, one of the first settlers of 
Windsor, on tiie 17^ of October, 1661, and sunrived him, he having died on the 
xith September, 1687. She married for her second husband Capt Daniel Clarke, 
whose inventory is here recorded." NAXHAKnn. Goodwxk. 



178 PR0BAT8 HBCOSDS. VOI,. Vni, 

my best powder horn, and to my son Daniel I give my cutlass and my 
buff belt and buff coat And I do hereby ratify and confirm those aliena- 
tions that my sons have made of lands that I gave them. And to my 
wife, if she survive me, I order towards the sum aforementioned of i40 
particularly the bed, bedsted and furniture that we used to lie on, and 
my best trunk with bars on the cover, and the lesser of the great kettles^ 
with what she desires of pewter and other utensils in tfie house, to be 
valued according to tiie agreement. And to my son Jonas I give 10 shil- 
Ungs besides his proportion of my wearing apparrell. And I do consti- 
tute my son John Qarke and my son-in-law Roger Wolcott executors. 
And I desire my honored kinsman G>L Matthew Allyn (if God please to 
grant him a safe return) to be supervisor if need require. 

Witness : John Moore, Sen,, Daniel Clarke, ls. 

Thonuu Moore. 

Codicil, dated 10 July, 1710: On serious consideration I think meet 
to alter somewhat in my will, on the other side, in 2 particulars : First, 
respecting my daughter Elizabeth Drake, wife to Lt Job Drake, my will 
is that she shall have a double portion out of my dividable estate, and 
^e other two parts to be divided between my other two daughters, Mary 
and Sarah. 

Witness : John Moore, Sen., Daniel Clarke, ls. 

Thonuu Moore. 

Court Record, Page i8-~8 September, 1710: Will and invt. ex- 
hibttckl. 



Page 17-18-19. 



Olark, John, Jr., Farmington. Invt £323-15-07. Taken 2 Decem- 
ber, 1709, by John Wadsworth and Isaac Cowles. 

Court Record, Page 71 — 7 April, 1712: Upon motion of Samuel 
Woodruff, Sen., of Farmington, who married with Rebecca Clark, one of 
the sisters of Sergt John Clark, late of Farmington, deed., for an order 
of distribution to and among the brothers and sisters of the deceased: 
Order to distribute to Matthew Dark, to the heirs of Elizabeth Gridley, late 
wife of Thomas Gridley, Sen., of Farmington, sister to John Qark, deed, 
to Rebecca Woodruff, wife of aforesaid Samuel Woodruff, to Mary 
Huntington, wife of Samuel Huntington of Lebanon, to Sarah Root, the 
wife of Thomas Root of Lebanon, to Martha Qark, wife of Thomas Clark 
of Milford, to Abigail Pixley, wife of Joseph Pixley, to heirs of Hannah 
Woodruff, deed., late wife of Joseph Woodruff, to Rachel Jones, widow, 
relict of Caleb Jones, late of Hebron, to Mary Clark of Milford, sister of 
said John Clark, Jr., deed. And appoint John Wadsworth, Daniel An- 
drews and Thomas Stanly distributors. 



X7XO TO I715. PBOBATB RECORDS. 179 

Page 212. 

t 

Olarky John, tat, Farmington. Invt £1^-08-05. Taken 19 Jan- 
uary, 1712*13, by Jcjin Wadsworth and Daniel Andrews, Sen. Will 
dated 8 February, 1709-10. 

I, John Clarke, Sen., of Farmington, do ordain and make this my 
last iRdll and testament : Imprimis : f give to my son Matthew Clark all 
my estate remaining at my decease not legally conveyed by me in my 
lifetime, he pa3dng the several legacies hereinafter mentioned to my 
daughters that survive me, to each £5, to be paid by my executor. I ap- 
point my son Matthew Clark my only and sole executor. I desire Mr. 
John Hart, Sen., and Deacon Samuel Porter to be overseers. 
Witness : John Hart, Sen., John Clark, Sen. 

John Hart, Jr. 

Codicil, dated 21 November, 1712: And as an addition to this my 
will, I the sd. John Qark, Sen., do declare it to be my will that my young- 
est daughter Marcy Clark, not being disposed <rf in marriage and so not 
having had an3rthing as her portion as the rest of my daughters have 
had, and also being by the providence of God under greater disadvan- 
tages than the rest of them, that she shall have after my decease all my 
movable estate of household goods forever. And I do further add that 
it is my will that my daughter Rebecca Woodruff, with whom I am, be 
well rewarded by my executor for all her labor, care and trouble about me 
in this time of my sickness, according to the judgment of my two friends, 
Deaom Samuel Porter and John Hart, Sen. 

Witness : John Hart, Sen., John Clark, Sen. 

John Hart, Jr. 

Court Record, Page 103 — 5 January, 1712-13: Will now exhibited 
by Matdiew Clarke, executor, with request of approval. Opposed by 
lUchard Edwards and some of the children. Will proven and ordered to 
be kept on file. 

Pag« 193- 

Olark, Jodah, Hartford. Invt £56-03-09. Taken 17 December, 1712, 
by Thomas Hosmer, Nathaniel Goodwin and Isaac Hinsdale. 

Court Record, Page no— 2 February, 1712-13: Adms. to Elizabeth 
Qark, the widow. 



Page 168. 

Olaric, William, Sen., Wethersfield. Invt. i35-05-oo. Taken 11 Feb- 
tuary, 1711-12, by George Kilboum, James Patterson and Josiah Chur- 
chill. Will dated 15 January, 1710-11. 

I, William Clark of Wethersfield, carpenter, do make this my last 
will and testament : I give to Susannah, my wife, the use and improve- 



l8o PSOBATB RECORDS. VOL. Vin, 

snent of all my househcdd goods during the time of her widowhood. I 
give to my son Thomas Qark, whom I make my only and sole executor, 
my great brass kettle and all carpenter tools and husbandry utensib. I 
give to my daughter Elizabeth Morie £5, to be paid out of my household 
goods. The remainder of my goods I give to my other daughters, to be 
equally divided among them. 

Witness : Josiah Churchill, Wiluam X Clarke, l& 

HtMckiak Deming, James Fronds. 

Court Record, Page 73 — 5 May, 1712 : Will exhibited by Thomas 
Clark, who refused to be the executor. And this Court grant letters of 
Adms. to Susannah the widow, with the will annexed. 

Page 206—15 July, 1715: Susannah Clarke, Adms., exhibited an 
account of her Adms : Paid in debts and charges, £37-03-02, which is 
more than the sum contained in the inventory account Allowed, and 
grant the Adms. a Quiefus Est. 



Page 84-85. 



Ooale, lohabod, Middletown. Invt. £143-18-02. Taken 23 April, 
171 1, by Beriah Wetmore, Thomas AUyn and Joseph Rockwell. 

Court Record, Page 34 — ^4 June, 1711: Adms. to Sarah Cole of 
Middletown, relict of sd. deceased, and Joseph Hopkins of Hartford. 

Page 36—2 July, 171 1 : Exhibit of inventory. 

Page 208 (Vol. X) 25 December, 1728: Nathaniel Peck of Wal- 
lingford, in right of his wife Sarah, administrator, exhibits now an ac* 
count Allowed. Order to distribute to Sarah Pedc alias Cole, to 
Rachel Cole alias Doolittle (only child of sd. deceased). By Joseph 
Rodcwell, Benjamin Adktns and Zadieus Candee. 



Page 252. 

Oool, Nathaniel, Hartford. Invt. £607-06-07. Taken October, 1713, 
by C3rprian Nichols, Ichabod Wells and Thomas Hosmer. 

Court Record, Page 160—2 November, 1713: Adms. to Elizabeth 
Coal, widow, relict 

See File : We the subscribers do covenant and agree to dist that part 
of our father, Nathaniel Cole deceased his estate as foUoweth : That is 
to say, tfie two daughters, Elizabeth and Lydia Cole, shall have equal with 
John Cole ^reckoning them two together), and that they are to take 
their portions as follows : the moveables at inventory price, and i piece of 
land, one 40 acres and the other piece at the lower end of the South 
Meadow, at invt. price, and all the pasture land, which was prised at £67. 
I, the subscribing John Cole, agree to pay unto Eliz(abeth) and Lydia 
after the rate of £100 for the same, and if that shall not amount to dieir 



I7IO TO 1715. nOBATI IBOOBDS. 181 

full parts of our sd. father's estate, that then I will make it up in money. 

As witness our hands and seals this 4th day of March, 1729. 

John Cole, ls. 
euzabeth x g)le^ l& 
Lydia X Cole, ls. 

Witness : /. Gilbert, Jr., 
Jfk IV kiting. 

4th March, 172^^: John Cole, Elizabeth and Lydia Cole appeared 
and acknowledged this within written agreement to be their free act and 
deed. And Jonathan Mason as guardian to the sd. Lydia, signed as con- 
senting to die same. 

Test: Hes: JVyllys, Clerk. 

Page 125. 

Oolfaz, Jonathan, Wethersfield. Invt. £170-12-10. Taken by 
Michael Griswold, Abraham Kilbum and Josiah Belding. 

Court Record, Page 58 — ^3 March, 1711-12: Adms. to Sarah Col- 
fax, tfie relict. Invt. exhibited and allowed. 

Page 61 (Vol. IX) 1st April, 1718 : Sarah Colefax, alias Webster, 
Adms. on the estate of Jonathan Colefax, exhibited now an account of 
her Adms: 

i 8 d 
Paid in debts and charges, 90-14-07 

With loss of, 20-08-10 

Which, added, amounts to, 111-03^)5 

Inventory, 170-12-10 

There remains to be distributed, 59-09-05 

To Sarah Colefax, alias Webster; to John Colefax, the eldest son; 
to Jonathan, Ssu^, Elizabeth and Mary Colefax, children, their single 
portions. And appoint James Butler, Samuel Curtis and James Belding 
distributors. 

Page 116— 5 January, 1719-20: This Court appoint Robert Web- 
ster and Sarah his wife to be guardian to John Colefax, age 18 years, 
Hannah 15, and Jonathan 12 years of age, children of Jonathan Colefax, 
deed. 

Page 56 (Vol. X) 6 October, 1724: Report of the distributors. 



Page 115. 

Ooleman, Noah, Colchester. Invt. £304-<xm)8. Taken 20 Decem- 
ber, 171 1, by Michael Taintor, Thomas Day and Samuel Loomis. 

Court Record, Page 4i&— 7 January, 1711-12: This Court grant 
Adms. unto Hannah Coleman, widow. 



|82 PBOBATS HBC0SD8. VOX^. Vin, 

Page 90 — 6 October, 1712: Adms. granted longer time to finish her 
Adms. 

Page 57 — y September, 1713 : Adms. allowed further time. 

Page 208 — 15 July, 1714: Hannah Coleman, Adms., exhibits now an 
account of her Adms. : 

I s d 
Inventory, 314-H-03 

Real estate, 210-00-00 

Paid in debts and charges, 69-05-03 

There remains to be distributed, 245-06-00 

To Hannah Coleman, widow, 11-15-04 

To Noah Coleman, eldest son, 116- 15-04 

To Joseph Coleman and Hannah Coleman, to each of them, 58^)7-08 

And appoint Michael Taintor, Samuel Norton and Nathaniel Foote 
distributors, ^d grant Hannah Coleman a Quietus Est. This Court 
appoint Mrs. HanmSi Coleman to be guardian to Noah Coleman, aged 1 1 
years, Joseph 8, and Hannah, 13 years, children of Noah Coleman, deed. 
And the sd. Hannah Coleman recognizes with John Coleman of Weth- 
ersfield for £200. 

Page 255 — 7 June, 1715 : Report of the distributors. 



Page 79- 

Ooult^ Jonathaa, Cordwainer, Windsor. Invt £14-13-04* Taken 22 
August, 171 1, by Samuel Bumham and Joseph Fitch. 

Court Record, Page 31 — 2 April, 171 1 : Adms. to Matthew Grant 
Joseph Coult and the rest of the brothers having refused to administer* 



Page 181. 

OoolMi John, Windsor. Invt. £155-13-07. Taken 21 April, 1712, by 
Joseph Phelps, John Bissell and Josiah Codce. 

Court Record, Page 72 — 5 May, 1712: Adms. to Sarah Cock, widow. 

Page 240—7 Mardi, 1714-15 : Sarah Cooke, Adms., exhibits an ac- 
count of her Adms.: 

£ s d 
Inventory, 158-06-03 

Real part, 104-00-00 

Paid in debts and char^, 32-12-06 

There remains to be distributed, 125-13-09 

To Sarah Cooke, widow, 7'04'09 

To John Cooke, eldest son, 59-04-06 

To Theophilus Cooke and the children of Sarah, daughter 

of the sd. deed., which she hath by Josiah Gran^ to cm^, 29-12-03 



IJIO TO X715. FBOBATI UOOBM. l83 

And appoint John Moore, John Bissell and James Ennoe distribu- 
tors. 

Page 93 ( VoL IX) 6 January, 1718-19 : Whereas, an order of distribu- 
tion was granted by this Court, 7 March, 17 14- 15, there now appears a 
corrected distribution, wherein Sarah had already received ii6-io-oo, 
whidi, added to the former dist, makes their portions as followeth : Gives 
Jdm, i67-€o<)6 ; and to Theophilus, ^33-14-09 ; and to Sarah, £17-04-09 ; 
to which aciding the ii6-io-oo makes her portion £33-14-09. 

Page laa — ist March, 1720: Report of the distributors. 



Page 85. 

Oondih, JamMi Wethersfield. Will dated 17 August, 171a I, James 
G>mish of Wethersfield, do make this my last will and testament : I give 
to my sister Dammary Cornish all my lands within the bounds of the 
Township of Westfield, and my chest and clothes in the custody of my 
«nde Grarge Wolcott of Wethersfield, during her life, and after her de- 
cease to her eldest son forever. 

Witness : Josiah Churchill, Jambs X Cornish. 

ijcarge KUboum, Joseph KUbownu 

Court Record, Page 35 — 2 July, 171 1 : Adms., with the will annexed, 
to William Tuller of Simsbury. 



Page asi. 

OnuM^ Ataraham, Wethersfield. Invt £345-03-07. Taken 19 No- 
vember, 1713, by Tohn Colemah, Jonathan Pratt and Michael Griswcdd. 

Court Record, Page 152 — ^3 August, 1713 ; Adms. granted to Han* 
tiah Crane, widow, and Joseph Beldixig of Wethersfield. 

Page 163 — 7 December, 1713 : Exhibit of an inventory. 

Page 59 (Vol. XI) as January, 1731-2 : Hannah Crane, Adms., ex*^ 
liibited an account of her Adms., which account this Court accepts. 

Page 16 (Vol. XIII) 4 October, 1737: Hannah Crane, the widow^ 
4noves tills Court that her dower may be set out to her from the estate of 
Abraham Crane. This C^ourt appoint Lt Joshua Robbins, Joseph Board* 
man and Ebenezer Belding to set out the widow's thirds. 

Pi^ 53 — 7 August, 1739: Report of the distributors. 

Pafi[e 56—6 November, 1739: Hannah Crane exhibits a further ac«- 
count of her Adms., and moves for a distribution to the heirs of the sd. 
-deed., wMdi this Court doth order: 

£ s d 
To Hannah Crane, the relict, 9-08-10 

To Jdbn Crane, eldest son, 5-07-10 

To Benoni, Abraham, Mary, Hannah and Lucy Crane, to each, i-13-ii^ 



1 84 FBOBATB RBC0BD8. VOL. Vm, 

And appoint Ebenezer Belding, Jo8q>h Boardman and Noadiah Dick- 
inson distributors. 

Page 79 (VoL XVI) 7 November, 1752: James Treat and Mary his 
wife, of Wethersfield, one of the daughters of Abraham Crane, deceased, 
notified the heirs to the estate of the deceased to appear before this Court 
and show cause why sd. estate should not be distributed according to law. 
The parties appeared and were heard and agreed to have a distribution as 
follows : To John Crane, eldest son, a double part of the estate, and to 
Benoni and Abraham Crane, Mary Treat, Hannah Crane and Lucy 
Forbes, to each of them their single shares. And appoint Mr. Hezekiah 
May, Jonathan Belding and Jose^ Boardman, of Wethersfield, distribu- 
tors. 

Page 98 — 26 April, 1753 : Report of the distributors. Accepted. 



Page 145. Invt on Page 205. 

OraiMy KutaOi Wethersfield. Invt £225-13*10. Taken 5 February, 
1712-13, by John Russell and David Tyron. Will nuncupative. The date 
is of 15 September, 1712. 

The testimony of Joseph Grimes and of John Wright, both of lawful 
age: Being present with Isaac Crane when he made his will, we heard 
him make his will as followeth: In the first, he ordered that his debta 
should be paid, and that his four brothers by his mother should have all 
his estate, to be equally divided amongst diem. But if that either of 
them were sickly or weakly, that he should have more than the rest of 
them. And that he further said that he counted that tb^y were the near- 
est relations that he had. 

Joseph Grimes and John Wright 
Sworn in Court, 6th October, 1712. 

Test : Thomas Kimberly, Clerk. 

Court Record, Page 89—6 October, 1712: Samuel Terry of Enfield^ 
in the County of Hampshire, in the Province of Mass. Bay, exhibited in 
this Court the nuncupative will of Isaac Crane, deed., and Joseph Grimes, 
and John Wright, the witnesses to the sd. will, were now sworn there- 
unto, and the sd. will was proved and approved. And there being no ex- 
ecutor named in sd. will, tfiis Court grant letters of Adms., with the will 
annexed, unto the sd. Terry. 

Page 131 — ^3 March, 1712-13 : Samuel Terry of Enfield, Adms. on 
the estate of Isaac Crane, late of Wethersfield, deed., exhibited now in 
Court an invt of sd. estate, and is granted further time to finish his Adms. 

Page 102 (Vol. X) 4 October, 1725 : Whereas, Isaac Crane, son of 
Joseph Crane, late of Wethersfield, deed., lately died, being under age, and 
in the dist. of the estate of Joseph Crane there being dist to the sd. Isaac 
Crane 71 acres of land at Tappin's Hill at i22-cS-oo, and 25 shillings 
right in the homelot of sd. Joseph Crane (on the north side of sd. homelot^ 



I7IO TO 1715. PBOBATB KEC0BD6. 185 

next to Josq>h HoUister, Sen., in Wethersfield), Thomas Demix^, as 
attorney to two other sisters of sd. Isaac Crane, moved that an order for 
the distribution of sd. estate in lands may be granted. This Court ap- 
point Edward Bulkeley, Ephraim Goodrich and Samuel Belding distribu- 
tors, to distribute sd. estate in lands, by meets and bounds, in equal parts, 
unto Sarah Tooley, Hannah Purple and Esther Crane, sisters of the sd. 
Isaac Crane. 



Page 51. 

Orippin, Thomaa, tat, Haddam. Invt £47-03-00. Taken 24 Janu- 
ary, 1709, by John Fuller, Thomas Robinson and Samuel Rowley. Will 
dated loth May, 1705. 

I, Thomas Crippin, Sen., of East Haddam, commonly called Macha- 
moodus, in the County of Hartford, do make this my last will and testa- 
ment: I give by deed to my son Thomas Crippin one-half my land 
at Machamoodus, and to my son Jabez Crippin the other half, reserving 
only the dwelling house and one-third part of above said land for the 
use of my wife Frances Crippin if she outlive me, and after her decease to 
be to my son Jabez Crippin and his heirs forever. After the decease of 
my wife Frances Crippin, all my movable estate left to be equally divided 
between my four daughters, viz., Katharine Rowley, Mary Corbee, Mercy 
and Experience Crippin. 

Witness: WUHam Spencer, Thomas X Crippin. 

Samuel Arnold. 

Court Record, P^ 18 — 4 September, 1710: Adms., with will an- 
nexed, to Jabez Crippin. 

Page 62—3 March, 1711-12: The Adms. exhibits account of sundry 
legacies paid and discharged by him, under the hands of the persons 
to whom the legacies were due, which account this Court accept bonsid-- 
eraium Est., order on file, and grant a Quietus Est. 



Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 6. 

Grow, John, Hartford. Invt. £321-1209. Taken ist October, .1714, 
by Rc^r Pitkin and William Roberts. 

Court Record, Page 214—6 September, 1714: Adms. granted to 
Hannah Crow, widow. 

Page 217—6 October, 1714: Invt. exhibited, and John Kilboum 
of Hartford is appointed guardian to Nathaniel Crow, 3 years of age, son 
of John Crow, late deed. 

Page I (Vol. IX) 4 October, 1715: Hannah Crow of Hartford, 
widow, Adms. on the estate of John Crow, late of Hartford, deceased, ex- 
hibited an accompt, by which accot and by the inventory cd that estate it 
appears that the whole of die sd. estate as it is inventoried, with the 



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profits of the land, amount to i328-ii-03 ; the real part is i233 ; and that 
she hath paid out, i62-i9-ii. Which account this Court allow, and order 
distribution of the estate: To Hannah Crow (dower), and iio-17-02 to 
be her own forever ; and lands to be distributed or set out to Nathaniel 
Crow, son and only child of sd. John Crow, deceased. And appoint Capt 
Roger Pitkin, Lt Jonathan Hill and Joseph Olmsted distributors. 

Page 58— 1st April, 1718 : Report of distributors allowed. Hannah 
Crow, Adms. on the estate of John Crow, is granted a Quietus Est. 

Ps^ 99 (Vol. X) 7 September, 1725 : Nathaniel Crow of Hartford, 
14 years of age, chose Daniel Dickinson of sd. Hartford to be his guar- 
dian. Recog., £50. 

Page 206-7. 

Ourtiiy Jolm, Jr., Wethersfield. Died 7 November, 1712. Invt 
ii004-i5-09. Taken by John Curtis, Jr., and Nathaniel Stoddard. 

Will dated 7 November, 1712: My body I commit to the earth, and 
my soul unto the Lord in hope of a glorious resurrection. And my world- 
ly goods which it hath pleased the Lord to bestow upon me I dispose of 
as foUoweth : Impr. I give Jacob, my negro servant, to my beloved wife ; 
also all the crops that is now upon my land. Also, I give my wife the use 
of all my land until my sons come to lawful age, for the bringing up of 
my son John to learning, and also for die bringing up of the rest of my 
children. And when my son John cometh to lawful age, to have a double 
portion, and the rest of my estate to be disposed of to my wife and chil- 
dren according to law. But if that before named be not sufficient to the 
bringing up of the children, that what more is needful be deducted out of 
their portions. Also, I give my son Josiah ao pounds more tlmn to my 
daughters. Also, I constitute my well-beloved wife to be executrix. 
Witness : Joseph Camp, John Curtis, Jr. 

Joseph Andrems. 

Court Record, Page 108—6 January, 1712-13: Will exhibited by 
Elizabeth Curtis, widow, and test: by Joseph Andrews (physician)* Jo- 
seph Camp being deceased. Will Pfoven witfi invt Allowed. 

Page 248 — 4 April, 1715: This Court appoint Thomas Wright of 
Wethersfield to be guardian to Josiah Curtis, 11 years of age, Elizabetfi 
8, and Hannah Curtis, 3 years of age, children of John Curtis, Jr., late 
deed. 

Page 162 (Vol. IX) 6 February, 1721-2: Elizabeth Curtis, execu- 
trix, moved this Court that distribution be made of the estate. Order to 
distribute the estate according to the last will of John Curtis, Jr. : To 
Elizabeth Curtis, the widow, to John Curtis, only surviving son, to Mar-' 
tha Robbins, to Mary Welles, to Elizabeth Curtis and Hannah Curtis. 
And whereas, two of the children of the sd. John Curtis are deceased since 
the bequest of their father, this Court order that the estate that would 
have belonged to them had they been living be deducted out of die estate 



I7XO TO 1715. PBOBATB RSGOBDS. 187 

of their father and distributed in equal parts and shares unto the co-heirs 
of the sd. deceased children, vizt, tihe aforesd. John Curtis, Martha Rob- 
Inns, Mary Welles, Elizabeth Curtis and Hanxiah Curtis. And whereas, 
diere is estate in houseing and lands to the \^ue of iiga-io-oa of the es- 
tate of John Curtis, Sen., deed., grandfather, to be distributed unto the 
sd. co-heirs, this Court order that die same be also distributed unto the 
aforesd. children. And appoint Robert Welles, Thomas Wright and 
James Butler, distributors. Also, this Court appoint Mrs. Elizabeth 
Curtis guardian to her children, Elizabeth Curtis, a minor 14 years of age, 
and Himnah Curtis, 10 years. Recog., iioo. 

Page 169 — ^5 June, 1732: Whereas, the homestead of John Curtis, 
Jr., as it is distributed, i*2 thereof unto three of the children, John, Eliza- 
betii and Hannah Curtis, proves to be inconvenient and prejudicial to die 
whole, it being moved to this Court by the sd. son John that the sd. 2 
parts in the sd. half of the homestead belonsfing to the 2 daughters may 
be set out to him, the Court order him to take the homestead and pay to 
his sisters Elizabeth and Hannah Curtis their proporticmal parts accord- 
ing to the ^iprisal. 

Will and Invt. in Vol. IX., Page 57. 

Dtfloing, XUiabeth, Wethersfield. Invt. i37-oo-07. Taken by Sam- 
uel Williams and Philip Goff, Jr. Will nuncupative, dated 4 September, 
1714 : Elizabeth Demin^, widow, relict of Jonathan Deming, declared in 
presence of the subscribmg witnesses that she gave what estate Ae had 
to her two daughters, Mary and Ann Deming, to be equally divided be- 
tween them. 

Witness: Sarah Deming, 
Abigail Dewing. 

Court Record, Page 217—4 October, 1714: Will proven and al- 
lowed, but there being no executor appdnted in sd. will, Adms. is granted 
to Jonathan Deming and John Edwards, widi the will annexed. 

Pi^ 3 (Vol. X) 7 December, 1715: Jonathan Demii^ and John 
Edwards, Adms., exhibit an account of their Adms., which this Court ac- 
cept, order recorded and kept on file. 



Page 43-4-5- 

Doning, Ebenenr, Wethersfield. Died 2 May, 1705. An agreement 
for the settlement of the estate of Ebenezer Deming: 

We the subscribers, inhabitants in Wethersfield, widow and children 
of Ebenezer Deming of Wethersfield, have agreed and do agree to the 
following: That the Widow Sarah Deming shall have during her nat- 
ural life 1-3 part of all the real estate that the sd. Ebenezer Deming her 
husband died seized of, and shall have the whole of the personal estate 



1 88 PBOBATB KBOOBD& VOI^. VXII» 

to be to her forever, as also one-third part of eidier of the dwelling houses 
of die sd. Ebeottzer Deming which she the sd. Sarah shall choose. And 
the sd Sarah shall pay all ttie just debts of the sd. Ebenezer, deed. That 
Ebenezer Deming, eldest son, shall have all that tract of land which is 
bordering or near the Town Plot, by estimation 40 acres, and a tract of 
hand in the West Swamp, of 18 acres. The remainder to be equally 
divided between Ephraim Deming and Josiah Deming, two younger sons. 
A tract of land of two parcels, one of which, containing 50 acres, being 
granted to the sd. Ebenezer by the Town of Wethersfield, and another lott 
of 50 acres which was granted by the Town in the last division of land» 
numbered 116-17-18, said lotts to be divided to John, Ephraim and Josiah 
Deming, to each a third part The aforesd. Sarah Denaing, widow of sd. 
Ebenezer, deed., shall pay or caused to be paid to Joseph Talcott of Weth- 
ersfield and Thomas Wright, Jr., sons-in-law of sd. Sarah, so much of 
tfie movable estate as may maike ifidiat each of them have already received 
as the portions of tiieir wives, Sarah and Prudence (t(ie latter of whidi is 
deceased), £80 each. In testimony we, Sarah Deming, widow of abovesd. 
Ebenezer Deming, deed., Ebenezer Deming, John Deming, Ephraim 
Deming and Josiah Deming, Joseph Talcott and Thomas Wright, ]r., 
children of sd. Ebenezer, deed., have set to our hands and seals : 

Wnx>w Sarah Deming, ls. 

Ebenezer Deming, ls. 

John Deming, ls. 

Josiah Deming, ls. 

Joseph Talcott, ls. 

Sarah Talcott, ls. 

Thomas Wright, ls., 

(In hehaif of his wife). 

Gxirt Record, P^ 13 — 5 June, 1710 : This agreement accepted and 
ordered to be recorded and kept on file. 



P^ge 33. 

D«ming, Samnel, Wethersfield. Invt £648-12-06. Taken by Moses 
Crafts and James Patterson. 

Court Record, Page 133 (VoL VII) 5 September, 1709: This Court 
grant Adms. unto Sarah Deming, the widow of sd. deed. 

Page 8 (Vol. IX) 6 March, 1715-16: This Court orders the estate 
to be distributed as fcdloweth : 

£ s d 
Inventory, 648-12-00 

To Sarah Churchill, formerly Sarah Deming, 85-04-00 

To John Deming, eldest son, 187-16-00 

To David, Samuel, William and Honour Deming, to eadi, 93-18-00 

And appoint Capt David Goodridi, Lt Joseph Talcott and Mr. 
James Patterson of Wethersfield to distribute the estate accordingly. 



I7IO TO I715. PROBATE BBCOBJDS. 189 

Page 216 (Vol. X) ist April, ^7^* An agreement for a division of 
tlie estate of Samuel Doning, deed. : To the widow, now Sarah Churchill, 
to John, to David, to Samuel, to William, and to Honour Deminr. By 
Samuel Taloott and Francis Hanmer. Accepted and ordered on me. 



Dibble, Benjamin, Simsbury. Invt £2-15-05. Taken xst August, 
1712, by Joseph Phelps, Thomas Holcomb and Andrew Robe. 

Court Record, Page 86—4 August, 1712 : This C6urt grant Adms. 
unto John Matson of Simsbury. 



From File. 

DieUnaont Tbomas, Wethersfield. Died 17 January, 17x2-13. Invt 
ii28-i8-o6. Taken 1^ Joseph Barnard and Joseph Belding. Additional 
Invt of £19-06-00. Taken 19 Fd>ruary, X712-13, by James Steele and 
Joseph Belding. An addition of lands in Hadley belonging to Thomas 
Dickinson, late of Wethersfield, deed., is as fblloweth, viz : 

i s d 
In ye meadow called Hockanum, 5 acres, 4«xo-oo per acre 

Also in ye Great Meadow Plaine, ayi acres, 4-XO-00 ^ ** 

Also in ye Skirts in ye Forte Meadow and acres not 

cleared, 20000 ** " 

Alsoe in ye Commons, 40-00 ** '^ 

Prised all as money. Taken X7I3«I4, by Nathaniel Dickinson and 
Samuel Barnard. 

A further addition to the inventory as f ollowetfa : 

Two steers, 8-00-00 

Two steers, 5-10-00 

One cow, 2-15-00 

Taken 18 March, 1714, by Samuel Welles and Leonard Dixx. 

A further addition to tfie inventory as f olloweth : 

One side upper leather, £3-10-00 ; one do., £3-10-00, 7-00-00 

One do., £40^-00 ; to 4 horse skins, £4-05-00, 12-10-00 

Small dog skins, 6 Shillings, 06-00 

Small side of upper leather, 3-00-00 

18 lbs. of sole leather, at 98. per lb., 8-02-00 

Cart rope, i-io-oo 

Court Record, Page 130— -7 April, X713: This Court grant Adms. 
unto Hannah Dicldnson, widow, and Thomas, the eldest son. 

Page 116 (Vol. IX) 5 January, 1719-20: Thomas Dickinson, Adms., 
cited into Court by Elihu IMckinson to render an account of his Adms., 
that dist may be made. 



^90 PROBATE RECOBD& VOL. VIII, 

Page 120—^ February, 1719-20: Thomas Dickinson now exhibits 
an account of his Adms. This Court appoint Obadiah Spencer, Joseph 
Barnard of Hartford and Joseph Belding of Wethersfield to apprise the 
real estate. 

Page I2S — 5 April, 1720: An invt. of an addition of the real estate 
was exhibited. Whereas, Thomas Didkinson declared himself aggrieved^ 
this Court now appoint a jury of 12 men to apprise land lying in the cow 
pasture and in the neck in Hartford, given in die lifetime of die sd. deed* 
by deed of guift to his son, the sd. Thomas Diddnson, to apprise the land 
at the time it was given by the sd. deed. 

Page 146—7 March, 1720 : Hannah Dickinson and Thomas Dickin- 
son, Amns. on die estate of Thomas Dickinson, late of Wethersfield, der 
ceased, exhibited an account of their Adms., whereby it appears that they 
have paid out in debts and charges, with loss upon the estate, i26-07-O2 
more than they have received due to the estate, and that there was former- 
ly paid to several of the children of sd. deceased towards their portions^ 
i52-07-o6 besides what Ebenezer Dickinson, one of the sons of sd. de- 
ceased, has received by deed of gift and in catde to the value of ^137-10* 
00. The suni remaining of sd. Estate is ii40-o6-04« Account allowed,, 
and an order to distribute to Hannah Dickinson, widow, relict, ii4-03-09 
for her own, and one-third use of real estate during life ; to the children 
^excepting Ebenezer Dickinson, who has received more than his propor- 
tion) : to Thomas Dickinson, eldest son, £44-10-00 with what he has 
formerly received, his double portion ; to Elihu Dickinson, £29-08-00 ; to 
Elizabedi Addams, £13-08-00; to Esther Porter, £12-14-06; to the heirs 
of Hannah LeiEngwell, £26-02-00. This Court appoint Ephraim Good- 
rich and Jonathan Belding, of Wethersfield, and Thomas Seymour, of 
Hartford, distributors. 

Report of the distributors on file 5 June, 1722: To the widow in 
personal estate, £28-07-07, and in lands, £97-00-00. To Thomas, £59-10- 
00; to Elihu, £29-15-00; to Elizabeth, £29-15-00; to Esther, £29-15-00; to 
Hannah's heirs, £29-15-00. 

Will and Invt in Vol. IX, Page 51-52. 

DooUttle^ Saamtl, Middletown. Invt £364-06^)3. Taken 28 Octo- 
ber, 1714, by Israhiah Wetmore, Samuel Gipson and John Warner. 

Will (not dated) : I, Samuel Doolitde of Middletown, being weak 
and low, brought by sickness and sore pain, do make this my last will 
and testament : I do will 1-3 part of the moveable estate to my dear wife, 
and this eastern room, with the back room, with free gress and progress 
in the lower room for washing and baking, and answerable cellar room^ 
during her life or widowhood. Item. I give to my son Jonathan my home 
lot with the house and bam, to say, the east end of diis lot beginning at 
the Boggy Meadow River and running up westward to the first brodc 
below die orchard where the bridge stands ; also I give to him 4 acres of 
boggy meadow which I bought of Ebenezer Hubbard, only my will is 



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17IO to 1715. FBOBATB RBCOBDS. 191 

that after an apprizement of thU estate above named with the rest of my 
whole estate, that Jonathan shall have his double portion with his brothers 
and sister, and what overplus there is after the prisall Jonathan shall pay 
to his sisters. Further, my will is that my wife shall have free liberty 
of passage in and out of her part in the house, also a garden spot ; and 
that my daughter Mary shall nave the loom and tackling belonging to it 
as part of her portion, and further to have liberty of Siat place m the 
house where the loom stands so lone as she lives single. Further, my will 
is that all my children, Jonathan omy excepted (being before mentioned), 
shall have an equal share of my whole estate, real and personal, both in 
this town and in Wallingford, only that my sons shall have liberty to keep 
all the lands if they can make payment to their sisters in some short con- 
venient time after tiiey come of age to receive their portion. My wife and 
son Jonathan to be executors. Further, that Thomas AUyn shall be over- 
seer, to be helpful to my wife and Jonatiian. 

Witness : Thomas Allen. Samuel Doouttle, ls. 

Isaac Lane, Benjamin Cornwall, 

Court Record, Page 219— i November, 1714: Will exhibited by 
Mary and Jonatiian DooUttle, executors. Proven« 

Page 22$— 6 December, 1714 : This Court appoint Mary Doolittle to 
be guardian to Thankfull Doolitde, age 12 years, Joseph, 10 years, Na- 
thaniel, 8 years, Esther, 6 years, children of Samuel Doolittle, late deed. 

Page 14 (Vol IX) 1st May, 1716: Upon the motion of Jonathan 
Doolittle, this Court appoint Israhiah Wetmore, Joseph Rockwell and 
Samuel Gipson to set out the estate to the legatees, according to the will. 

Dist per File: 4 June, 1717: To the widow, to Jonathan, Samuel, 
Abraham, Nathaniel and Joseph Doolittle, to Mary, the wife of Solomon 
Goffe, to Abigail, Martha, Hannah, Thankfull and Estiier Doolittle. By 
Israhiah Wetmore, Joseph Rockwell and Samuel Gipson. 

Page 34—4 June, 1717: Report of the distributors. 



Page 102-222. 



Drakei Job, Sen., Windsor. Invt. i54i-05-03. Taken 19 December, 
171 1, by Thomas Griswold, Sen., and Timothy Thrall. 

An Agreement for the Settlement of the Estate of Job Drake : 
Know all Christians to whome these presents shall come: That we, 
Elizabeth Drake, the relict, and Jacob Drake, John Porter and Mary 
his wife, Roger Wolcott and Sarah his wife, being children and the only 
surviving heirs and successors unto Lt. Job Drake, late of the Town of 
Windsor, deed., have mutually and lovingly agreed to make a settlement, 
and do hereby make a final <Uvision and settlement, of the estate of our 
loving husband and honoured father, Lt. Job Drake. 

Imprimis: Elizabeth Drake, the relict, to have the negro servant 
Diego, die great brass kettle, featherbed, bedsted, boulster, pillows, ruggs, 



193 PROBATE RECORDS. VOI,. VtO^ 

two coverletts, curtains and valians during her natural life. In ratifica- 
tion and confirmation of this agreement and settlement of the estate of the 
aforesd. Lt. Job Drake, we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 
dTth day of October, 1712. 

EuzABBTH Drake, ls. 

Jacob Drake, ls. 

John P(»ter, is. 

Mary Pcwter, ls. 

Roger Wolcott, ls. 

Samuel Wolcott, ls. 
Recorded per me, Thotfias Kimberly, Clerk. 

Court Record, Page 4s — 17 January, 1711-12: This Court grant 
Adms. to Elizabeth, the widow, and Job Drake, the son. 
Page 93 — 6 November, 17121 Agreement accepted. 



Page 144. 

Drake, Job, Jr., Windsor. Will dated 14 October, 1712 : I, Job 
Drake, Jr., son of Lt Job Drake, deed., do make this my last will and tes- 
tament : I give to my honoured mother Elizabeth Drake the* use and im- 
provement of the new dwelling house and lands belonging to it which 
was my grandfather's, Job Drake's, and set out to me in the division of my 
father Drake's estate, during her natural life, and after her decease my 
brother Jacob's son Jacob to have it I also give to my nephew Jacob 
Drake, son of my brother Jacob Drake, 4 acres I bought of my Father 
Drake which was my grandfather Qarke's. I give to my brother the 
improvement of sd. 4 acres until my nephew shall come of age, also 3 
acres which was my grandfather Chtrke's, called the Rye Plot I give 
to my brother Jacob half of the lot which is set out to me in the division 
of my Father Drake's estate in the Great Meadow, bounded notih on Mr. 
Wolcott's land and south on John Moore's land, provided he pay to my 
sister Mary's daughter Mary £$ in money at the age of 18 years ; if she 
die, to be paid to my sister Mary's daughter Katharine ; and adso £5 to my 
sister Sarah's daughter Elizabeth ; in case she die before the age of 18 
years, to be paid to my sister Mary's son Alexander, 24 years of age. I 
give to my mother's negro servant, Dick, 40 shillings. My personal estate 
to be for the payment of my debts. I appoint my honoured mother Eliza- 
beth Drake and my brother Jacob Drake executors. 
Witness : John Moore, Sen., Job Drake, Jr., ls. 

Anthony X Hoskins, Jane X Alvord. 

Court Record, Page 93 — 6 November, 1712 : Will proven. 



Page 176. 

Drake, Symon, Windsor. Invt £93-11-00. Taken 25 April, 1712, by 
Thomas Moore, Thonuis Marshall and William Phelps. 



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17IOTO 1715. PROBATE KEGORDS. 193 

Court Record, Page 47 — ^4 February, 1711-12: Adms. to Hannah 
Drake, widow of sd. deod« 



Page 96-97. 



Dyzx, John, Wethersfidd. Invt. £83-1205. Taken 29 January, 
1711-12, by Daniel Boardman, Joseph Belden and Abraham Crane. 

Court Record, Page 50 — ^ February, 1711-12: Adms. to John and 
Leonard Dyxx, sons of the deed. Exhibit of inventory. 



Page 133. 

Easton, Joseph, Sen.. Hartford. Invt. £986-03-02. Taken ist Feb- 
ruary, 1711-12, by John Catlin and John Shepherd. 

WiU signed and sealed 8 February, 1709*10. 

I, Joseph Easton, Sen., of Hartford, do make this my last will and 
testament : I give to my son Joseph the house in which he now dwelleth, 
widi the lot on whidh it stands, extending to the country highway on the 
«ast, with all the privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging. Item. 
Half my meadow lot lying on the east side of the Great River, Imown by 
the name of Phillips lot, to be divided by a line from east to west Item. 
Half of my two meadow lots which I bought of Samuel Andrews. Item. 
Half my boggy meadow, all lying on the east side of the Great River. 
These I give to my son Joseph and his heirs forever, and, upon the division 
of said lots, he to have his first choice. Item. I give to my son James 
-die house in which he now dwelleth, with the home lot on which it stand- 
edi, extending from the highway on the west eastward the whole breadtfi 
of my lot till ten acres be fully made up, with all the privileges and appur- 
tenances thereto belonging, item. The odier half of my meadow lot com- 
monly called Phillips lot, with the other half of the two lots I bought of 
Samuel Andrews, and the remaining half of my boggy meadow, all lying 
on the east side of the Great River, which I give to my son James and his 
heirs forever. Item. All the remainder of my upland lot on the east 
side of the Great River, with all its privileges, with all my other rights 
of land, these I give to my sons Joseph and James and their heirs forever, 
to be equally divided between them. Item. I give to my son Jonathan 
my house in which I now dwell, with the home lot on which it standeth. 
I give him those several parcels of land, vizt. : my pasture lot commonly 
called Skinner lot and my lot l3ring in the ox pasture adjoyning to Edward 
Cadweirs land ; also my lot at the Blue Hills, with my lot at Four-Mile 
Hill, with all my meadow l3ang in the south meadow, as also my two pas- 
tures (the one I bought of Mr. Blackleach and the other given me by my 
father). Item. I give to him my two meadow lots lying over the Great 
River, the one called Stedman's lot and the other callal Spencer's lot, 
which I bought of John Michell. Those several parcels of land I give to 



194 PROBATE RECORDS. VOt. VIU, 

my ton Jonathan and to his heirs forever. Item. I give to my son 
Jonathan all my goods and chattells whatsoever. I give to my son 
Richard Miles, beside what I have already given him, ten poimds in cur- 
rent country pay. Item. I give to my two daughters, Elizabeth and 
ThankfuU, £6 to each, in country pay. I appoint my son Jonathan to 
be sole executor to this my last will, and appoint him out of what of my 
estate I have given him to pay all my just debts and funeral charges, with 
the legacies I have given to my son-in-law Richard Miles and my daugh- 
ters Elizabeth and Thankfull. 

Witness: Timothy Woodbridge, Sen., Josepu Easton^ ls. 

Timothy Woodbridge, Jr. 

Court Record, Page 59 — ^3 March, 1711-12: Will proven. 



Page 151. 

Edwards, Thonuui, Wethersfield. Invt. (part) £118-00-00. Taken 
3 November, 1712, by John Hubbard, Sen., and Francis Smith. 

Court Record, Page 64 — ^4th March, 1 711- 12: Samuel and Mary 
Hale of Glastonbury, grandchildren, cited to appear and take Adras., 
which if they decline the same may be committed to some other person 
or persons as this Court shall think fit. 

Page 92 — 6 October, 1712: The administration had been granted 
to his son-in-law, Samuel Hale, now deed., and the administration being 
tmfinished, this Court now grant Adms. unto Thomas Kimberly in right 
of his wife Ruth Kimberly, a gr. daughter of sd. Thomas Edwards, de- 
ceased. 

Page 134 — 7 April, 1713 : Upon the motion of Thomas Kimberly of 
Glastonbury, this Court orders that the lands of Thomas Edwards shall 
be distributed and divided as follows : viz : To Samuel Hale, grandchild, 
a double portion; to Mary Hale and Ruth Kimberly, to each of them a 
single portion. And appoint Thomas Hale, Sen., Iliomas Hale the 2nd 
and John Kilboum distributors. 

Page 157 — ^7 September, 1713 : Report of the distributors. 



Page 122. 

Elmore, John, Windsor. Invt. £71-13-09. Taken by Joseph Fitch 
and Thomas Stoughton. 

Court Record, Page 48 — ^4 February, 1711-12: Adms. granted unto 
John Elmore, son of the deceased. 

Page 18 (Vol. X) 7 May, 1723: Whereas, John Ebnore died and 
left an estate, real and personal, and Adms. being granted to his son John 
Elmore, who also died not having finished his Adms. or made any ac- 
count of that Adms. to the Court, the Court now grant Adms. unto 
Joseph Elmor, son of sd. deed. 



17x0 TO 1715. PltOBATB RBCORD& ^95 

Page 49— S May, 1724 : Joseph Elmer allowed another year in which 
to finish his Adms. 

Page 113— 4 January, 1725-6: This Court grants letters of Adms. 
on the estate of John Ebnore, sometime of Windsor, deed., unto William 
Elmore and Thomas Elmore, grandsons of sd. deed. Recog., £200. 

Page 1 14—4 January, 1725-6 : Whereas, it is represented that to 
make an equal dist. of the estate of John Elmore the ist, sometime of 
Windsor, deed., it will be necessary that the real estate of sd. deed, be 
anew apprised, this Court order and appoint Joseph Rockwell and John 
Anderson to apprise the real estate of sd. deed., those lands that were 
cleared and improved at the time of the decease of the sd. John Elmore, 
according to their present value thereof, and those lands that were rough 
and unimproved at his decease to be apprised as such according to their 
present value. 

Page 233. 

Elmer, Mary, daughter of Edward Elmer. Invt. £6-14-06. Taken 
26 February, 1712-13, ^ James Patterson and Moses Crafts. 

Court Record, Page 119 — 12 February, 1712-13: The Court orders 
the Qerk to issue forth a writ to cite Edward Elmer to take Adms. on the 
estate of his late daughter, Mary Elmer. 

Page 145 — 1st June, 1713 : This Court grant Adms. unto Dr. Daniel 
Hooker of Wethersfield. 



Will and Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 11-12. 

Enno, James, Sen., Windsor. Invt £642-1706. Taken 5 August, 
1714, by Cornelius Brown and John Palmer. Will dated 24 June, 1709. 

I give unto my eldest son James Enno my right and title to that part 
of the house and homestead where sd. James now dwells, which pertained 
to me of my father Bissell's ; also a lot of near four acres in great mea- 
dow which was formerly belonging to Nathaniel Phelps ; also a piece of 
swamp and upland adjoining, all 20 acres more or less; also my part 
in the grist mill at Pohquanuck. I give to my son William Enno one- 
third part of all my lands within the bounds of Simsbury, and two par- 
cels lying in Windsor limits (the one on Wash Brook which lyeth in 
partnership with Benajah Holcomb, Sen.,, and about seven acres called 
plumb tree swamp). These forementioned parcels of land as aforesaid 
one-third part on an equal division to William. He, in the marsh lot, is to 
take his part at the south end where his house and bam standeth. I give 
imto my son John one-third part of my lands in the limits of Simsbury 
and of my part in land at Wash Brook and plumb tree swamp above 
mentioned, on an equal division. Also, I give unto my son Samuel one- 
Ihird part of the land above mentioned, to be divided between him and 
his two brothers, William and John. I give also to my youngest son 



196 PROBATE RECOBDS. VOI,. Till, 

David my lot which I bought of Samuel Famsworth, known by the name 
of Timm's lot, and also my land in second meadow, about four acres, and 
my lot on the Mill Brook. I give unto Abigail my wife a lot in the Great 
Meadow which was Father Bissell's, about 4 acres, to be at her dispose 
forever ; and also all my homestead, housing and orchards, both that on 
which I dwell and the lot which I bought of Josiah Gillett, with the lands 
on the west side of the way, I give to my wife during her natural life. I 
g|ive to my two dau6;hters £20 a piece, my three sons to pay to their 4 
sisters, Anne, Abigail, Mary and Susannah, £10 apeice. My wife Abigail 
and my son James sole Executors. James Enno, ls. 

Witness : John Moore, Sen., 
Job Drake, Sen. 

CovLTt Record, Page 213 — 6 September, 1714: Abigail Enno and 
James Enno, Jr., of Windsor, exhitnted now in this Court the last will 
of James Enno, Sen., deceased. Mr. John Moore, one of the witnesses, 
now sworn (the other witness to the sd. will being departed this life). 
The will was proven and approved and allowed. Joseph Case and Samuel 
Humphrey, of Symsbury, and Samuel Phelps, of Windsor (sons-in-law 
of the sd. deed.), being dissatisfied with the decree of this Court in ap- 
proving and allowing the sd. will, appealed therefrom unto the Supe- 
rior Court 

Page 237 — 7 February, 1714-15: Samuel Enno, a minor about 19 
years of age, chose Joseph Case to be his guardian. 

Page icS (Vol. IX) 7 July, 1719: David Enno, a minor 17 years 
of age, son of James Enno, made dioice of Samuel Phelps to be his 
guardian. 



Page 120. 

Fffl^Ti Samuel, Windsor. Invt. £327-03-02. Taken 10 January, 
1711-12, by John Bissell, James Enno and Joseph Phelps. Will dated 12 
December, 171 1. 

I, Samuel Filley, of Windsor, do make this my last will and 
testament: I give to my son Jonadian Filley all my land that adjoins 
to his land on which his house now standeth, be it 3 acres more 
or less; also i full third part of my lot in the Great Meadow that I 
bought of Mr. Gardner. To my son Josiah Filley I give half my lott 
in ti^e 1st Meadow; also 5 acres of land in Filley's swamp, that was 
brother William Filley's and fell to me by agreement ; also, 20 acres of 
woodland that I bought of brother Josiah Gillett I give to my son 
John Filley half my lot in the ist meadow ; also half my lot in the 2nd 
meadow; also my dwelling house, bam and homestead, with the land 
adjoining that I bought of Job Drake ; and also one full half of my lot at 
Nowell Swamp, that was George Alexander's ; and 1-3 part of my lot in 
the Great Meadow bought of Mr. Gardner. I give to my granddaughter, 
Sarah Skinner, £5. I give to my daughter, Abigail Loomis, 1-3 part of 



I7IOTO I7I5- nOBATS BBCOBD& 197 

my lot in the Great Meadow; also half the lot at Horsford's meadow, 
that was brother William Filley's; and also half of all my personal es- 
tate. I give to my daughter Mary Barber half my lot at second 
meadow ; also 1-2 of all my personal estate. I give to my grandson Sam- 
uel Filley, son of Josiah Filley, i foil half of my lot at Nowell Swamp, 
that was George Alexander's. I give to Deborah Sackett, that now liveth 
with me» a cow when she comes to be of age. I appoint my two sons, Jon- 
athan Filley and John Filley, executors. 

Witness: John Hoskins, Samuel Filley, ls. 

Cornelius Browne, Matthew AUyn. 

Court Record, Page 42 — 7 January, 1711-12: Jonathan Filley and 
John Filley, of Windsor, exhibited now in Court the last will. Proven 
and ordered to be kept on file. 

Page 75 — 5 May, 1712 : Jonathan FiBcy, of Windsor, prays for an 
order of dist and division of the lands among the heirs of the sd. Samuel 
Filley. This Court order that the Qerk issue forth a citation to all per- 
sons concerned to appear at this Court. 

Page 82 — 3 June, 171 2: Whereas, it appears to this Court that 
there are 2 acres of land belonging to the estate of Samuel Filley which is 
left out and not disposed of in the last will of Samuel Filley to any of the 
children or heirs of die deed., this Court now order that the 2 acres of 
land be dist. and set out to the eldest son. And appoint Col. Matthew 
Allyn to dist and set out the sd. estate. 

Page 84 — 7 July, 1712: John Filley, one of the sons of Samuel Fil- 
ley, moved for an appcid for the setting of tfie 2 acres of land to his 
brother Jonathan Filley. But no appeal should be granted. 

Page 108 (Vol. X) 7 December, 1715 : Samuel Filley, a minor sdxnit 
19 years of age, chose Josiah Filley of Windsor to be his guardian. 
Recog., iso. 



Page 246. 

ftkeh, Kartba, Single Woman, Wethersfield. Invt. i8-i2-o8. Taken 
3rd September, 1713, by Samuel Wright and Daniel Boardman. 

Court Record, Page 155 — 7 Septemb^,. 1713*. Adms. granted to 
Sarah Fitch, mother of the deed. 



Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 43. 



Foate» Nathaniel, Wethersfield. Invt. ^13- 11-07. Taken 4 July, 
1715, by Samuel Northam and Joseph Wright. A further invt of sd. 
estate was apprised by George Stibnan and Benjamin Belding. 

Court Record, Page 249—7 March, 1714-15: Adms. granted to 
Margaret Foote of Colchester, widow of sd. deed. 



1 98 PROBATE RBCOBDS. VOI,. Vni, 

Page 5 (Vol. IX) 3 January, 1715 : Margaret Foote of Colchester, 
Adms., exhibited an account of her Adms. She had paid out more than 
the invt. of the estate. This Court do see cause to grant her a Quietus 
Est. 



Page 196. 

Forbes, John, Hartford. Invt £231-14-00. Taken 30 April, 1713, 
by Roger Pitkin, Timothy Cowles and William Roberts. 

Court Record, Page 136—4 May, 1713: Adms. to David Forbes 
and William Roberts, brothers of said deceased. John Forbes, a minor 14 
years of age, son of sd. deceased, chose Timothy Cowles to be his guar- 
dian; William Roberts to be guardian to Mary Forbes, 14 years of age, 
and Lydia Forbes, under 14 years of age ; and David Forbes of Hartford 
to be guardian to Joseph and Samuel Forbes, under 14 years of age, sons 
of John Forbes, deed. 

Page 146— -1st June, 1713 : Adms. now granted to James Forbes, a 
brother of the deceased, and recall the Adms. from William Roberts. 

Ps^e 182-3 — 1st March, 1713-14 : Adms; account allowed. Order 
to distribute the estate to the diildren of sd. deceased: To John, eldest 
son, i73-02-oi ; to Joseph, to Samuel, to Mary and to Lydia Forbes, to 
each of them the sum of £36-11-00. And appoint Mr. Joseph Olmsted, 
Daniel Bidwell and Nathaniel Pitkin distributors. 

Page 187 — 5 April, 17 14: Report of dist. not allowed, and David 
Forbes appeals to the Superior Court, supposing the law to have been 
duly observed. This Court now grants the Adms. a Quietus Est. 

Page 28 (Vol. IX) 5 March, 1716-17 : Joseph Forbes, age 14 years, 
son of John Forbes, made .choice of his brother John Forbes to be his 
guardian. Recog., £50. 

"Psgt 60— 1st April, 1718: Samuel Forbes, a minor 15 years of age, 
son of John Forbes, made choice of John Forbes to be his guardian. 



Page 95. 

FraneiB, John, 8en.,Wethersfield. Invt. £687-07-00. Taken 31 Jan- 
uary, 1711-12, by William Goodrich and John Curtis. 

Court Record, Page 50 — 4 February, 1711-12: Adms. granted to 
Mary Francis, the widow. 

Page 182 — 1st March, 1713-14: Mary Francis, Adms., exhibits now 
in this Court an account of her Adms : 

£ s d 
Whole estate, real and personal, 713-07-00 

Real part, S58-03-06 

Paid in debts and charges, 20-00-00 

There remains for distribution, 693-07-00 

To Mary Francis, widow, 36-06-06 

To John Francis, eldest son, 93-17-02 



I7XO TO 17x5. PROBATB RBGOBDS. 199 

To James Frands, Thomas Francis, Robert Francis, Joseph 
Francis and Daniel Francis, younger sons, and to Syb- 
barance, Abigail, Hannah, Sarah, Prudence and Marcy, 
to each, 46-18-07 

And to Mary Francis alias Griswold, wife to Samuel Gris- 
wold, daughter of sd. deceascid, including the sum of 
£26 which the sd. Mary hath already had, 46-18-07 

And appoint Joseph Talcott, George Kilboum and James Butler 
distributors. 



Kraiidi» Boberti Wethersfield. Court Record, Page 64—4 March, 
1711-12: John Stedman of Wethersfield, being by this Court, held here 
5th February, 1711-12, made Adms. on the estate of Robert Francis, he 
now appeared before tfiis Court and positively refused that trust. 



Page 56. 

Vyter, Samiitl, Hebron. Invt £129-06-04. Taken 25 September, 
1710, by Return Strong, Samuel Strong, Nathaniel Phelps and Samuel 
Palmer. 

Court Record^ Page 20 — 6 November, 1710: Adms. granted to 
Thomas Fyler of Windsor, a brother of sd. deed. 

Page 148—6 July, 1713: Adms. account exhibited and allowed. 
Thomas Fyler now discharged because of remoteness of place, and let- 
ters granted to Timothy Phelps of Hebron, a brother-in-law of the de- 
ceased. 

Page 240 — 7 March, 1714-15: This Court grant Thomas Fyler a 
Quietus Est. 

Page 108 (Vol. IX) 7 July, 1719: This Court appoint Sam- 
uel Holcomb to be guardian to Abigail Fyler, a minor about 17 years of 
age^ daughter of Samuel Fyler, late deed. Recog., £50. 

Page 112 — 6 October, 1719: This Court also appoint William 
Phelps of Windsor to be guardian to Samuel Fyler, a minor 10 years of 
age, son of Samuel Fyler, late of Hebron deed. 

Page 124 — 5 April, 1720: Timothy Phelps of Hebron, Adms., exhi- 
bits an account of his Adms : 

£ s d 
Paid in debts and charges, 24-16-01 

Inventory, ' 129-09-04 

Deducting, 24-16-01 

There remains to be distributed, 104-13-03 

To Samuel Fyler, only son, 52-06-07 

To Abigail and Ann Fyler, the rest of the children, to each, 26-03-04 

And appoint Benjamin Skinner, Morris Tillotson and Joseph Phelps 
distributors. 



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200 PROBATE RECQBDS. VOI«. VIXI^ 

Invt. and Agreement in VoL IX, Pages 30 and 50. 

Tyter, Zcnibbaballt Windsor. Invt £374-17-05. Taken 24 Febru- 
ar}% 1714-15, by Natbaniel Hosford and Jonathan Elsworth. 

An agreement, made this 13th day of April, Anno Dom. 1716, for the 
settlement of the estate of sd. Zenibabell Fyler, late of Windsor, deceased, 
between the heirs of Zenibabell Fyler : For the peaceful settlement of the 
estate, we, the subscribers, heirs, do agree in manner and form following: 
First: We mutually agree that the widow of the sd. deceased, of the 
mother, shall have, besides her thirds of the movables to be at her dis- 
posal, which she hath received and is therewith content, 1-3 of the real 
estate of the sd. deceased, viz., 1-3 of the homestead, on the north side ; 
also, 8 7-8 acres of land in the Great Meadow, on the north side, for her 
sole use during her natural life. ScccHidly: We agree that Wakefield 
Dibble and Jonathan Deming have, besides what they have received of the 
movables, with which they are content, the 54 acres of First Grant Lands 
and 30 acres of Second Division Lands in Suffield. Thirdly : We agree 
that Zenibabell Fyler have, besides the movables, the 30 acres of woodland 
up by the marsh. Fourthly : We agree that Experience Fyler have, be- 
sides the movables, 3 acres of the meadow land in Suffield ; also i 1-2 acre 
and 30 rods of the lot by Horsford. Fifthly: We agree that Elizabeth 
Fyler have, besides the movables, 3 acres of the meadow land in Suffield ; 
also one acre, 1-2 and 30 rods in tfie lot by Horsford. Lastly : We mu- 
tually agree that Thomas Fyler and Stephen Fyler have, besides die mov- 
ables, the remaining part of the tot by Horsford ; also the remaining 2-3 
of the homestead on the south side ; also the remaining part of the mea- 
dow land in the Great Meadow, on the south side, in equal proportion, to 
the value of £3-15-00 each, and then the sd. Thomas to have 2-3 and tfie 
sd. Stephen 1-3 of all the remainder. In testimony and confirmation 
thereof we hereto set our hand and seals. 
Signed and sealed 
in presence of 

John Eliot, Experience Fyler, ls. 

Mary Eliot, Thomas Fyler, ls. 

Jasiah Churchill and Zerubabell X Fyler^ ls. 

Philip Goff, Jr., Stephen Fyler, ls. 

Witnesses to Wakefield Dibble, ls. 

Jonathan Deming. Experience X Fyler, Jr. ls. 

Elizabeth X Fyler, ls. 
Jonathan Deming, ls. 

Court Record, Page 239—7 March, 1714-15 : Adms. granted jointly 
to Experience Fyler, the widow, and Thomas Fyler, son of sd. deed. 

Page 15 (Vol. IX) 14 April, 1716: Agreement exhibited, allowed 
and confirmed And upon the motion of Experience Fyler of Windsor 
(who was, with the son, Thomas Fyler, appointed Adms.), tfiis Court 
doth now dismiss and discharge her from her trust of Adms. on sd. es- 
tate, and declare the sd. Thomas Fyler sole Administrator. 



1710X01715- PBOBATE KBCXVBDS. 20I 

Page 278. 

Gardner, Benjamin, Wethersfield Invt ii75-04-O2. Taken 27 Feb- 
ruary, 1713-14, by James Patterson and Benjamin Churchill. 

Court Record, Page 173 — 5 January, 1713-14: Whereas, Benjamin 
Gardner, late belonging to We&ersfield, has been long absent abroad at 
sea and is supposed to be dead, Adms. is granted to Margaret Gardner, 
who was wife of sd. Benjamin Gardner. 

Page 262 — 2 August, 1715 : Adms. on the estate of Benjamin Gard- 
ner unto William Howard of Weihersfield, son-in-law. 

Page 263 — 6 September, 171 5: William Howard, Adms., exhitnts 
now in Qmrt an account of his Adms. on that estate : 

t s d 
Inventory, 175-04-02 

Moveable part, 55-<H'<» 

Paid in debts and charges, etc, 1-15-06, 

There remains to be distributed, 173-08-08 

To Margaret, the widow, 17-16-02 

To Moses Gardner, eldest son, 51-17-06 

To Peter, Sarah, Martha and Margaret Gardner, to each, 25-18-09 

And appoint David Goodrich, George Kilboum and Thomas Wright, 
distributors. This Court appoint Joseph Skinner of Hartford to be guar- 
dian to Peter, 12 years, and Margaret Gardner, 13 years of age, children 
of Benjamin Gardner of Wetfiersneld, deed. Josiah Churchill of Wethers- 
field to be conservatcM* of such estate of Benjamin Gardner, deed., as was 
distributed and set out to Moses Gardner, 19 years of age, son of Benja- 
min Gardner, sd. Moses being now absent at sea. Recog., £30. 

Pag« 4 (Vol. IX) 3 January, 1715-16: Report of the distributors. 
Richard Skinner, guardian to two of the children of the sd. deed., ap- 
peared now before this Court and recognized in the sum of iio. 



Page 188. 

Citoa, Joseph, Haddam. Died 18 March, 1711-12. Invt £332-14-00. 
Taken by Thomas Gates, Daniel Brainard and Daniel Cone. 

Court Record, Page 78—2 June, 1712 : Adms. granted to Elizabeth 
Gates, widow. 

Page 35 (Vol. IX) 2 July, 1717: Elizabeth Gates, Adms., exhibited 
now an account of her Achns. Allowed. Order to distribute the estate: 
To Elizabeth Gates, widow, 1-3 part of the real estate ; to Joseph Gates, 
eldest son, his double portion of sd. estate ; to Elizabeth, John, Sarah, Jon- 
athan, Susannah, Jacob, Samuel and Patience Gates, the rest of Ae chil- 
dren, to each of them their single portion of sd. estate. And appoint Capt 
Thomas Gates, Mr. Daniel Brainard and Daniel Ccxie distributors. Also, 
this Court appoint Capt Thomas Gates guardian to John Gates, 19 years 
of age, and Sarah Gates, 17 years of age, children of Joseph Gates deed. 



202 F«OBATE KECOBDS. VOI,. Vni, 

And this Court appoint Elizabeth Gates of Hartford to be guardian unto 
Jonathan 14 years, Sarah 12, Jacob 9, Samuel 7, and Patience 5 years, all 
children of Joseph Gates. Recog., £70. 



InvL in Vol. IX, Page 47. 



Oaylord, Eteaier, Windsor. InvL £353-13-"- Taken by Jonathan 
Elswordi and Ebenezer Fitch. 

Court Record, Page 229—3 January, 1714-15: Adms. granted to 
Martha Gaylord, widow. 

Page 247 — 7 March, 1714-15: Invt exhibited. 

Page 13 (Vol. IX) 1st May, 1716: Martha Gaylord, Adms., exhibits 
an accotmt of her Adms. as follows : 

£ B d 

Inventory, 395-i7"06 

Moveable part, 186-17-06 

Debts and cluu^fes paid, 142-09-00 

There remains to be distributed, 153-08-06 

Account allowed and order to distribute as follows : 

To Martha Gaylord, her dower, also 14-16^3 

To Eleazer Gaylord, eldest scm, 68-Q3-06 

To Samuel, Martha, Elizabeth, Sarah and Hannah Gaylord, 

the rest of the children, to each of them, 34-01-09 

And appoint Jonathan Elsworth and Ebenezer Fitch distributors. 



Page 188. 

Oibbf, Jacob, Windsor. Invt. £278-08-10. Taken 3 January, 171 1- 
12, by Eleazer Gaylor, Samuel Forward and Samuel Strong. 

Court Record, Page 62 — ^3 March, 1711-12: Adms. to Abigail Gibbs, 
widow. 

Page I (Vol. IX) 4 October, 1715: Abigail Gibbs, Adms., exhibits 
an account of dd)ts. 

Page 12 — 1st May, 1716 : Abigail Gibbs, Adms., exhibits an account 
of her Adms., as follows : 

£. s d 
Debts and charges, 95-01-07 

Inventory, 278-08-10 

Moveable part, 82-08-10 

Remaining real estate to be distributed, 161-00-00 

To Abigail Gibbs, to Jacob Gibbs, eldest son, to Ebenezer, John, Abi- 
gail, Elizab^, Mary and Easter GiU>s, younger diildren. And appoint 
John Moore, Capt. Timothy Thrall and Mr. Israel Stougfaton, distributors. 

Page 117 (Vol. IX) 2 February, 1719-20: Ebenezer Gibbs, a minor 



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171O TO I715. PBOBATB SEC0BD8. 203 

about 17 years of age, chose Nathaniel Hosford of Windsor to be his 
guardian* 

Dist File: 3 March, 1720-1: To Mrs. Abigail Gibbs, widow, to 
Jacob, to Ebenezer, to Abigail, to Esther, to Eliz2>eth, to John, and to 
Mary Gibbs. By Timotfiy Thrall and Israel Stoughton. Recorded in 
Windsor, 4th Book of Reomls, Fol: 297. 

Page 23 (Vol. XI) 5 June, 1730: Report of the distributors. 



Page 99. 

Oilbtrt, BanjamfajWethersfield, Invt £288-15-06. Taken 29 Janu- 
ary, 1711-12, by Edward Bulkeley, Jonathan Belding and Isaac Ryley. 

Court Record, Page 50 — ^4 February, 1713: Adms. is granted to 
Mary Gilbert, widow, and to Michael Giiswold, Jr., son-in-biw of sd. 
deed. 

Page 109 — 7 February, 1712-13 : Adms. allowed further time to finish 
their Adms. 

Page 199 (Probate Side) : A dist. and division of the estate of Ben- 
jamin Gilbert, late of Wethersfield, deed., among the heirs of the sd. de- 
ceased, and relict : 

£ s d 
Imprimis. The inventory amounted to, 297-16-03 

By debts paid out of the estate, 37-12-04 

The remainder of sd. estate is divided as f olloweth : 
To Mary Gilbert, the afore relict, in severable moveables, 23-05-06 

To Michael Griswold, in right of Mary his wife» 25-08-04 

To Hannah Gilbert, in several moveables, 24-08-01 

To John Belding, Jr., in right of wife Kezia, 20-00-00 

The real estate divided as foUoweth, allowing the widow the thirds of 
all the land's income : 

To Michael Griswold, a piece of land in the Plain, 08-00-00 

To four acres in Beaver Meadow, 16-00-00 
To the right of lands willed our mother by her father, John 

Ryly, 10-00-00 
To Hannah Gilbert, five acres of pasture land lying near to 

Ebenezer Dickinson, 25-00-00 

To four acres in West Swamp, 10-00-00 

To John Belding, two acres of land in Beaver Meadow, 08-00-00 

The house and homestead, undivided, 75-00-00 

And the lot in Beesett Plain, undivided, 12-00-00 

These two last parcels, by agreement, belongs to Michael 
Griswold and Hannah Gilbert, to them and Aeir heirs, equally 
to be divided between them when they see cause. 

Lost of measure of the com, bemg not so many bushels 
as accounted in the apprizement, and some spent, 06-02-00 






£297-1603 



204 PROBATE REC(»DS. YOh. VIU, 

Note : That before signing it is agreed that each party above named 
shall and may forever hereafter peaceably and quietly have, hold, occupy, 
possess and enjoy the several parcels of land, be the same more or le^, as 
above, and their heirs and assigns after them. And John Bdding doth 
by these presents quitclaim to all the estate left by Benjamin Gilbert 
above named other than what is set out to him by this division, being* 
freed for all encumbrances as to paying any debts that iKreaf ter may ap- 
pear. And if any should appear, Michael Griswold, above named, and 
Hannah Gilbert, do agree to pay the same ; and, if advisable, they mutu- 
ally agree to give each other a quitclaim so as quietly to enjoy their rights 
as above. 

In witness whereof they set to their hands the ist of May, 1713. 

Mary Gilbert, ls. 
Michael Griswold^ ls. 
Hannah Gilbert^ ls. 
John Belding^ ls. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the original. Examined and here 
recorded. Pr. me, Thos. Kimberly, Clerk. 

Court Record, Page 137 — ^4 May, 1713 : Adms. exhibit now an ac- 
count of their Adms., which this Court allow. Also, they exhibited, an- 
nexed to sd. account, an agreement made among themselves for a division 
of the estate. Allowed and proven. 



Page 170. 

Oill, John, Sen., Middletown. Invt £265-03-00. Taken 19 May, 1712, 
by Samuel Hall, Nathaniel Savage and Ebenezer Smith. Also land within 
the bounds of Haverhill, in Massachusetts Province, valued at £70. 

An agreement, signed 19 May, 1712: We whose names are under- 
written do jointly and severally agree to the disposal made by our father 
John Gill of Middletown, deed., although not legally disposed, as fol- 
loweth: 

i 8 d 
To Richard, the eldest son, a tract of land, 20 acres, ao-ooKX> 

One piece of 4 acres, 3-06-08 

To land in Haverhill, Mass., 18-00-00 

Personal estate, 6-15-oa 

To Joshua, second son, 20 acres valued at, 20-00-00 

a acres, 1-15-04 

Land at Haverhill, Mass., 18-00-00 

Personal property, 2-08-00 

To Ebenezer, 20 acres with buildings, 106-00-00 

2 1-2 acres of land, 9-00-00 

To John, land, 30 acres, 30-00-oa 

7 acres, 14-00-00 

Personal estate, 2-oo<x> 

To Judith the daughter, land at Haverhill, 30-00-00 



I7IOTO 1715- PBQBATE lECOBDS. 205 

In witness to this agreement we have set our hands. 

Richard Gill, ls. 
Joshua Gill, ls. 
Ebenezer Gill/ ls. 
John Gill, ls. 
Judith Gill, ls. 
Court Record, Pstge 80—2 June, 1712 : Adms. granted to Ebenezer 
Gill his son, who, with his brother, Richard Gill, exhibit an inventory. 
Also they exhibit an agreement. Accepted and approved. 



Page 232. 

Gill, John, Jr.,Middletown. Invt. i86-04^. Taken 21st May, 1713, 
by Samuel Hail, Jr., Ebenezer Smith and John Gains. Will dated 25 
April, 1713. 

I, John Gill of Middletown, do make this my last will and testa- 
ment : I give 1-4 part of my estate to my eldest brother Richard. I give 
to my 2 brothers, Joshua and Ebenezer, 1-4 part of the estate, equally 
to be divided between them. I give to my sister Judith 1-4 part of my 
estate. I give to my espoused friend Elizabeth Fox of Glastonbury 1-4 of 
my estate. It is my will that my brother Richard be sole executor. 
Witness : Samuel Hall, Jr., John Gill, ls. 

Joseph Warner. 

Court Record, Page 142 — ist June, 1713 : Will proven. 

Page 184 — 5 April, 1714: Richard Gill, executor, now exhibited in 
Court an account of debts due from and paid out of the estate, which ac- 
count this Court allow and order to be kept on file. 



Page 81. 

Oillctty Oomettni, Sen., Windsor. Invt. £44-07-06. Taken 27 July, 
1711, by Samuel Moore and John Palmer. The children: Priscilla, Abi- 
gail, Cornelius, Mary, Hester, Sarah, Joanna and Daniel. (W. R.) 

Will dated 2nd June, 171 1 : I, Cornelius Gillett, Sen., of Windsor, do 
make this my last will and testament: My will is that after my debts 
and funeral expenses be paid, all my personal or moveable estate shall be 
and remain to my wife Priscilla for her use and to her own dispose as 
she shall see cause, which I do give to her as her own. Whereas, I have 
made over my lands by deed of gift, excepting 4 acres at Wash Brook 
and 2 acres now in possession of John Grimes, my will is that whereas 
my son-in-law Joseph Phelps is become surety for my son Cornelius for 
a debt which he owes to Capt. Timothy Thrall, that the sd. 4 acres of 
marsh at Wash Brook shall be and remain to my son Joseph Phelps and to 



■BooKDS. voi«. vni, 

his heirs and assigns forever. And I do hereby give io him my sd. son 
Joseph Phelps, also, the 2 acres of land in John Grimes's possession. And 
I appoint my wife executrix. 

Witness : John Moore, Cornelius Gillett, Sen. 

Sarah Enno. 

Court Record, Page 37—3 September, 171 1 : Will proven. 



Page 126. 

Ooffe, Aaron, Wethersfield. Invt iioi-08-06. Taken ist March, 
171 1-12, by Jonathan Boardman and Joseph Grimes. Also, a piece of land 
near Pilgrim's Harbour, £30-00-00, prised by Samuel Peck and Samuel 
Hubbard. The children : Solomon, Aaron, Gershom and Samuel Goffe. 

.C6urt Record, Page 58—3 March, 1711-12: Adms. granted to Han- 
nah Goffe, the widow. 



Page 148. 

Ooffe, Moses, Wethersfield. Died 2 October, 1712. Invt. £335-12- 
06. Taken by Samuel Williams, Samuel Smith and Joseph Grimes. Win 
dated 30 September, 1712. 

I, Moses Goffe of Wethersfield, do make this my last will and testa- 
ment : I give to my son Jacob Goffe iio over and above an equal share of 
my estate, real and personal, and to Benjamin, Ephraim and David, and 
my daughter Jerusha, my five above-named children, I give and bequeath 
tmto them an equal proportion of my estate, real and personal, excepting 
the £10 first given. I make my son Jacob Goffe and my Cousin Philip 
Goffe executors. 

Witness: Gideon B elding, Moses Goffe, ls. 

Ebeneser Prout ' 

Court Record, Page 92 — 6 October, 1712: Will proven. 

Page 137 — 4, May, 1713 : Benjamin GoSe, a minor 17 years of age, 
son of Moses Goffe, diose John Rennolds of Wethersfield to be his guar- 
dian. Recog., £20. 

Page 214 — 6 September, 1714: Ephraim Goffe, 15 years of age, son 
of Moses Goffe, chose his cousin Philip Goffe to be his guardian. Recog., 

£30. 

Page 218 — s October, 1714: Jacob Goffe, executor, exhibits now an 
account of sundry debts due from the estate, and it appears that there is 
not sufficient moveable or personal estate to defray the just debts by the 
sum of £18, which account this Court allow. 

Page 32 (Vol. IX) 7 May, 1717: David Goffe, a minor, appeared 
in Court and made choice of John Dyxx to be his guardian. Recog., £40. 



171O TO I715. PROBATE RECORDS. 207 

Page 266. 

CkKMlwin, Nalhaiitol, SeiLi Hartford Invt £437-08-06. Taken 19 
Janiiary, 1713-14, by John Skinner and John Marsh, Jr. Will dated 21 
August, 1712. 

I, Nathaniel Goodwine, Senior, of Hartford, do make and declare 
this to be my last will : Imprimis. I have already given to my son Na- 
thaniel, and I give him £7 more, current cotmtry pay, with the iBnest of 
my weaving reeds. Item. Besides what I have given to my son John 
already, I give to him and his heirs two acres of meadow l3ring on the 
east side of the Great River, given to me by my father, with all my right 
in the undivided lands on that same side of the Great River, appointing 
him to pay to my son Natfianiel six pounds in current country pay. Item. 
I give to the heirs of my son Samud (besides what I have already given 
to their father) and to their heirs, my lot lying in Brick Kiln Swamp, lying 
between lands belonging to Joseph Gilbert and Samuel Church ; and also 
four acres of land at the Blue Hills, lying next to land I have given to my 
son Nathanll. Item. I give to them all the charges I have been at and 
money I have disbursed in building their father's house, provided they 
make no demand of any debt of my executors upon the accompt of my 
son Samuel's living and working some time with me after he was of the 
age of twenty-one years. But provided the children of my son Samuel 
(or any in their behalf) shall make any such demand as aforesaid of my 
executor or executors, then my will is that my executors shall have the 
aforesaid money I have disbursed in building my son Samuel's house to 
the full, to answer any such demand, and the remainder of it to die forsaid 
children. Item. I give to my loving wife Elizabeth the stmi of fifty pounds 
in current cotmtry pay, to be taken out of my movable estate at her choice ; 
and besides the lands given to her by her father, I give to her during her 
natural life the use of one-half of my dwelling house, which part she shall 
like best ; also one-half of my orchard and one-third part of my bam with 
one-third part of my land in the Neck or Souldiers' Field, the several 
parts to be at her dioice. Item. I give to my daughter Elizabeth die 
sum of fifty pounds in current country pay, to be paid her within three 
years after my decease. But if it shall happen that she shall marry before 
the said three years be expired, then twenty-five pounds of the above- 
mentioned fifty shall be paid her at her marriage. Item. I give to my 
son Ozias my house and home lot, with all the outhousing hereon and 
privileges belonging thereunto. Item. I give him all my land in the Neck 
or Soldiers' Field. Item. I give him four acres of land lying at Blue 
Hills, being part of the lot I bought of Goodman Cadwelll These severall 
parcels of land, with the housing thereon, I give to my son Ozias and his 
heirs forever, only reserving to his mother the use of that part of them I 
have above given to her. Item. All the rest of my estate whatsoever I 
give unto my son Ozias, appointing him to pay all the above-mentioned 
legacies and all my just debts, excepting the i6 that my son John is to pay 
to my son Nathaniel, and also except my second weaving reed, which I 



208 PBOBATB BBCOBDS. VOL. VIIE» 

give to my son John. Item. I do appcmit my loving wife Elizabeth and 
my son Ozias to be executors. 

Witness : Timothy Woodhridge, Nathaniel Goodwin, ls. 

John Barnard. 

Court Record, Page 175 — ist February, 1713-14: Will proven. 



Ck>odwiii, Lois. Court Record, Page 64—4 March, 1711-12: This 
Court appoint Nathaniel Goodwin of Hartford, Jr., weaver, to be guar- 
dian to his daughter Lois Goodwin, a minor 16 years of age. And this 
Court also appoint Timothy Porter of Farmington guardian to Eunice 
Goodwin, 14 years of age, daughter of Nathaniel Goodwin, Jr. 



Page III. 

Ck)odwi]i, Bmnwftl, Hartord. Invt. £190-01-09. Taken 23 January, 
171 1-12, by Aaron Cooke and Jtobert Sandford. 

Court Record, Page 52 — ^5 February, 1711-12: Adms. to Mary 
Goodwin, widow, to Nathaniel Goodwin, a brother, and to Lt James 
Steele. 

Page 197 (Vol. X) 5 April, 1726: Samuel Goodwin, a minor son 
15 years of age, chose C3zias Goodwin of Hartford to be his guardian. 

Page 200—3 September, 1727 : Nathaniel Goodwin, Adms., exhibited 
an account of his Adms., which is accepted by the Court and ordered to 
be kept on file. 

Page 48. 

Chrant, Samuel, Carpenter, Windsor. Invt. £245-04-08. Taken 30 
May, 1710, by Thomas Bissell, Sen., Job Drake, and Samuel Bumham. 

Court Record, Page 13 — 5 June, 1710: Adms. granted to Grace 
Grant, widow, and MatSiew Grant, a brother. 

Page 116 — 12 February, 1712-13: Grace Grant and Matthew Grant, 
Adms., exhibit an account of their Adms : 

£ s A 
Inventory, 294-19-00 

Real part, 107-00-00 

Pdd in debts and charges, 87-16-00 

There remains to be distributed, ' 150-03-00 

Total, 257-03-00 

To Grace Grant, widow, 50-01-00 

To Samuel Grant, eldest son, 41-03-04 

To Noah Grant, Ephraim, David and Ebenezer Grant, and 

Sarah Skinner, Hannah Morton, Abigail and Grace 

Grant, to each, 20-14-02 



^^ 



1 710 TO 1715. PROBATE RECORDS. 309 

And appoint Capt. Thomas Stoughton and Samuel Rockwell distribu- 
tors. And grant Grace and Matthew Grant a Quietus Est. 



Page 266. 

0rav6S» Tbomaiy Hartford. Invt. i5i-io-ii. Taken 29 January, 
1713-14, by Samuel Sedgewick and William Taylor. Will dated 11 De- 
cember, 1713- 

I, Thomas Graves, of Hartford, do ordain this to be my last will and 
testament: I give and bequeath tmto my wife all my estate, personal and 
real, actually possest by me, and whatsoever debts or legacies belong to 
me, under whatsoever consideration, I give and bequeath to her. Furttier^ 
and notwithstanding what has been already exprest, tis my will that my 
only daughter, Deliverance, at 18 vears of age (if she live to it), shall 
have two-thirds of my estate, and the whole if she survive her mother. I 
appoint my wife sole executrix. 

Witness: Benjamin Cotton, Thomas Graves, ls. 

Samuel Sedgewick, Thomas X Morgan. 

Court Record, Page 173 — 5 January, 1713-14: Inventory now ex- 
hibited by Sarah, the relict. 

Page 78 (Vol. IX) 2 September, 1718: Whereas, letters of Adms. 
on the estate of Thomas Graves, late of Hartford, was granted unto Sarah 
Graves, widow, and sd. Sarah dying before she had made up and finished 
her account, this Court now grant letters of Adms. on sd. estate unto 
Thomas Morgan of Hartford, who is also appointed guardian to Deliver- 
ance Grave, his granddaughter, a minor. 

Page 98 — ^3 March, 1718-19: Thc»nas Morgan, guardian to Elizabeth 
Graves. Recog., £40. 



Page 139. 

Oridtey, Saomel, Farmington. Invt. £823-15-02. Taken 30 May, 
1712, by John Wadsworth, Jolm Porter and Isaac Cowles. 

Court Record, Page 72 — ^5 May, 1712 : Adms. granted to Mary 
Gridley, relict, and Joseph Gridley, a s<mi. 

Page 79—2 June, 1712: Tnis Court appoint Samuel Porter, Isaac 
Cowles and Mary Gridley, widow, to be g^rdians unto the 4 youngest 
children of Samuel Gridley, late deed., viz., Nathauiiel, Hezekiah, Dsmiel 
and Mary Gridley. 

Page 95 — ^3 November, 1712 : Mary and Joseph Gridley of Farming- 
ton, Adms., exhibited an account of their Adms : 

£ s d 
Paid in debts and charges, 15-12-02 

There remains of moveables, 389-09-00 

To which add the real part, 418-14-00 



2IO 



PROBATE RECORDS. 



VOL. VIII, 



There remains to be distributed. 

To Mary Gridley, the widow, 

To Samuel GricUey, eldest son, 

To John, Joseph, James, Nathaniel, Hezeidah, Daniel and 
Esther Gridley alias Hart, to Sarah and Mary Gridley, to 
each, 

By sd. account Thomas Gndley, 2nd son, hath already re- 
ceived of his father in his lifetime. 



i s d 
808-02-00 
129-16-03 
148-10-04 



79-03-02 
99-15-00 



And appoint Mr. John Wadsworth, John Porter and Isaac CoWles 
distributors. 

Page 30 (Vol. IX) 17 April, 1717: Mary Gridley alias Wadsworth, 
and Joseph Gridley of Farmington, Adims., exhibit account of their Adms., 
whereby it appears there is due from the estate : 



To Mary Gridley alias Wadsworth, 
To Joseph Gridley, 
There remains in lands, 
And in moveable estate not yet distributed, 
Order dist. of remaining estate. 
To Mary Gridley alias Wadsworth, 
To Samuel Gridley, eldest son. 

To John, Joseph, James, Nathaniel, Hezekiah, Daniel, 
Esther alias Hart, Sarah and Mary Gridley, to each 



£ s d 

3-13-05 
19-04 

4-04-00 
42-04-06 
37-11-09 
12-10-07 

4-17-06 

2-08-09 



Thomas having already received his share of the estate. And ap- 
point John Wadsworth, Jolm Porter and Isaac Cowles distributors. And 
this Court grant the Adms. a Quietus Est. 

Page 215 (Vol. X) 1st April, 1729: Whereas, it is represented to 
this Court that there is a parcel of land lying in the Parish of Soudiington 
belonging to Daniel Gridley, a minor, Capt. Wyllys, and the heirs of 
John Wadsworth, undivided : Upon motion in behalf of sd. minor to ap- 
point some person to divide sd. land, this Court appoint John Porter of 
Farmington in behalf of sd. minor, with Mrs. Mary Wadsworth, his guar- 
dian, to divide sd. land accordingly* 



Page 283. 

Cbrldlqr, Samuel, Jr., Farmington. Invt. £199-08-11. Taken ApriU 
1714, by John Wadsworth and Daniel Andrews, Sen. 

Court Record, Page 193 — 3 May, 1714: Ruth Gridley of Farming- 
ton, widow, relict of Samuel Gridley of Farmington, Jr., deed., exhibited 
in this Court the last will and testament of the sd. deed., and moved to 
have iht same approved and allowed. Thomas Gridley of Farmington, 
brother of the sd. deed., objected against the probate thereof, whereupon 
this Court deferred a further hearing and consideration thereof until the 



I7IOTO I7I5* PBOBATB RECOSDS. 211 

first Monday of June next. And the sd. Ruth Gridley exhibited an invL 
of sd. estate, which invt. is ordered to be recorded and kept on file. 

Page 197 — 'J June, 1714: Ruth Gridley of Farmington appeared 
now and prosecuted her former motion viz., K>r the probate of a writing 
(by her) pretended to be the last will of her last husband, Samuel Gridley, 
late of Farmington, Jr., deed. This Court having considered the several 
pleas for and against the sd. will, are of opinion that the same is illegal 
and don't contain the mind of the testator when of sound memory, and 
therefore do disallow and not approve the same. The sd. Ruth Gridley 
being disatisfied with this resolve, appealed therefrom unto the Superior 
Court to be holden at Hartford for the County of Hartford on the third 
Tuesday of September next, and the sd. Ruth Gridley acknowledged her- 
self bound in a recog. of iio. 



Page 230. 

OriflSn, Kafhaniel, Simsbury. Invt. £58-01-02. Taken 12 March, 
1712-13, by Jonathan Higley, Thomas Hofcomb, Sen., and Thomas Gris- 
wold, Jr. 

Court Record, Page 65 — 7 April, 1712: Citation to the brothers of 
Nathaniel Griffin to appear and take letters of administration, the relict 
having refused. 

P&g^ 74 — ^5 May, 1712 : Adms. to Thomas Griffin, a brother, and to 
Thomas Holcomb. 

Page 27 — ^4 October, 1714: May sell land by order of the General 
AssemUy, £33-11-02 of value. 



Invt in Vol. IX, Page 44, 

Oriswold, Edward, Windsor. Invt i4^-o8-02. Taken 5 March, 
1715-16, by Thomas Griswold and Thomas Griswold, Jr. 

Court Record, Page 261 — ^2 August, 1715 : Adms. granted to Joseph 
Barnard, brother-in-law to the deceased. 

Page 7 (Vol. IX) 6 March, 1715-16: Joseph Barnard, Adms., ex- 
hibits an invt of sd. estate. 



Will and Invt. on File. 



Hale, Mary, Glastonbury, Invt. £435-16-06. Taken 26 March, 1715, 
by Samuel Welles and Benjamin Talcott. Will dated 4 March, 1714: 

I give to my son Jonathan the silver cup tfiat was mine and a fea- 
ther bed and furniture; I give also to Jonathan the land, orchard and 
plowland, with the appurtenances, that I bought of Joseph Hills, Sen., viz., 
upon this condition, that he keep and maintain my son Benjamin to school 
until such time as he shall be fit to go to a trade. To my son David 



212 PIOBATB BKOOMIS, VOI«. VIII» 

I give 4 score pounds and also the two-eared silver cup that was his 
father's, and one silver spooa» one dram cup, and the feather bed in tfie 
parlor and furniture to sd. bed. To my son Benjamin I give iioo and the 
silver tankard, one silver spoon, a silver dram cup, and the featherbed suid 
furniture to s<L bed in the chamber over the parlor. To Samuel I give 
his father's cane and one of his Other's coats, which he shall choose. To 
Mary I give my damask sute, and a great kettle that was her father's, and 
a great platter and a brass pan that was my mother's, and 
a pare of sheets and a silver spoon. To Ruth I give my silk crape sute, 
the bigest brass pan, and a pare of sheets. To my sister Steele I give 
my black russet sute, and it is my minde that she have the 
refusal of my share of my Uncle Lazarus' homelot To Jonathan I give 
all the debts that are due to me upon condition that he, out of the same, 
pay all my just debts. I also give to Jonathan the use and benefit of 
what I give to Benjamin so long as he maintains sd. Benjamin to school. 
As for what shall remain of my estate after the above-mentioned have 
had what is particularly given to them, I do give it equally to be divided 
between my three sons, Jonathan, David and Benjamin. 

That die above written is a true account of Mrs. Mary Hale giving 
and disposeing of her estate when she was, though weake of body, yet of 
sound minde, we whose names are underwritten do testify, this 15 Feb- 
ruary, 1714. Ruth Welles, 

And Anne Steele. 

This may inform whome it may conceme : that I do testifie and can 
witness to the whole of Mrs. Hale's manner of disposeing of her estate 
except that clause wherein yt is mentioned that Jonathan shall have tfie 
use of what his mother hath given to Benjamin so long as Jonathan doth 
maintain him at school. 

Witness my hand: Timothy Stevens. 

Covxt Record, Page 246—7 March, 1714-15: Jonathan Hale of 
Glastonbury now exhibits a writing said to be the last will and testament 
of Mrs. Mary Hale, his mother. Proven. 

Page 251 — 2 May, 1715 : This Court grant letters of Adms., with 
the will annexed, unto Benjamin Talcott and Samuel Hale of Glaston- 
bury. 

Page 21 (Vol. IX) 4 September, 1716: Mr. Benjamin Talcott and 
Samuel Hale, Adms., exhibited an account of their Adms,. whidi account 
contained a division and settlement of the estate among the legatees by 
them, made according to the will of the deed., which account is by this 
Court accepted. This Court grant the Adms. a Quietus Est. 

Dist. per File, 4 Septemter, 1716 : The estate dist. as followeth : 



i s d 
To Benjamin Hale, 162-17-06 



£ s d 
To Samuel Hale, 149-01-07 

To David Hale, 136-06-09 

Jonathan Hale hath already been paid more than his proporticMial 
part of sd. estate. 

By Benjamin Talcott and Samuel Hale, distributors by agreement 



I7IO TO 1715. PMXBATB lEOOKDS. 213 

Page 189. 

Hate» Fhebe, Wethersfield. Invt. io2-io-o6. Taken 5 June, 1712, 
by Benezer Hale and Thomas Couch. 

Court Record, Page 82 — 7 July, 1712: Adms. to Thomas Dickinson 
of Glastonbury. Exhibit of inventory. 

Page 139-40—7 May, 1713 : Adtns. account allowed. Order to dis- 
tribute the estate to creditors. 

Page 145 — 1st June, 1713: Adms. exhibits receipts from the credi- 
tors, and is granted a Quietus Est. 



P^ge 88-101-159. 



Hate, Samuel, Sen., Glastonbury. Invt. £1406-05-05. Taken 30 May, 
1 712, by Samuel SmiUi, Samuel Welles, Thomas Treat and Richard 
Smitfi, Sen. Will dated 23 February, 1708-9. 

I, Samuel Hale, Sen., of Glastonbury, do make this my last will and 
testament : I give to my eldest son Samuel Hale land I bought of Josiah 
Wolcott, and all the messuages or tenements, with the ou&ouses, fruit 
trees and fences thereon, and all that my lot of land near a place called 
Nayog, containing 80 acres, and also my lot of land in the meadow in 
Wethersfield, containing 5 acres, which I bought of Stephen Hollister, re- 
serving the use and improvement of the sd. 5 acres of meadow land tmto 
and for my wife during all sudi terms as she shall remain my widow and 
no longer. I give tmto his brother Jonathan, my son, all that my lot of 
land whereon I now live, being in Glastonbury, both meadow, swamp and 
upland, with the messuages, tenements, outhouses, fences, and all other 
the appurtenances thereof. Also, all that land lying in the Town of Weth- 
ersfield which I had, and have, and ought to have, for my wife's portion 
of the estate of her late father, Capt Samuel Welles, deed., by division 
and distribution thereof, reserving the use for my wife during her nat- 
ural life. I give to my son David Hale all that my lot of land lying in 
Glastonbury between the lots of Thomas Hale and Benjamin Talcott, 
about two acres mere or less, which I bought of Joseph Welles. I give to 
Benjamin Hale, my son, all that my lot of land lying in Glastonbury which 
I bought of Mr. Bulkley ; also, 2 1-2 acres in Wethersfield which I bought 
of Joseph Welles. I give to my daughter Mary Hale li$ in country pay 
and is lawful money. I give to my daughter Ruth Kimberly £1$ coun^ 
try pay and £$ lawful money. I give to Eleazer Kimberly, my grandson, 
one good cow, and to Thomas and Samuel Kimberly, my grandsons, 2 
good steers or heifers of 2 years old, one to each of them. I give to Mary 
Hale, my wife, the use of all my houseing and land reserved for her in 
this my will ; also all the residue of my estate, that is to say, all my house- 
hdd goods, moneys, plate, stock of cattle and creatures, com, clothing. 



214 PBOBATE REGOBDS. VOI«. VIII, 

moveable estate, lands, goods, chattels, and all my estate whatsoever not 
otherwise disposed of in this my last will and testament I appoint my 
wife executrix. 

Witness : Caleb Stanly, Jr., Samuel Hale, Sen., ls. 

Thomas Bunce, Jr. 

Codicil, dated i8 March, 1709-10, witnessed by Thomas Hooker and 
Caleb Stanly. 

Court Record, Page 41 — 19 December, 171 1 : Will proven. 

Page 71 — 7 April, 1712: Mrs. Mary Hale, relict of Samuel Hale, 
with her attorney, Mr. John Read, appeared before this Court and 
moved that the sd. Mary Hale may have benefit of the law of the colony 
as to title and dowries, and that she may be instated in one-third part of 
the real estate. Mr. Thomas Kimberly objected, claiming a jointure was 
a bar to the claim. Her attorney, John Read, admitted the paper, but 
claimed it was not sufficient. 

Page 85 — ^4 August, 1712: Jonadian Hale, son of Samuel Hale, 
deed., chose Capt. James Steele to be his guardian. 

Page 88— 1st September, 1712: Mrs. Mary Hale, widow, exhibited 
now in this Court two receipts, which were signed, as she said, by Mr. 
Samuel Hale and Mary Hale, son and daughter, whicli receipts did con- 
tain an account of some of the estate of sd. deed, delivered and paid to them, 
and moved that the receipts be recorded and filed in the Records of the 
Court, which this Court allow, provided the widow agree at the cost 
thereof. • 

Page 149 — 16 July, 1713 : Jonathan Hale, son of Samuel Hale, now 
made choice of Benjamin Talcott to be his guardian. Recog., £50. 

Page 248 — 7 March, 1714-15: David Hale, a minor son of Samuel 
Hale, chose his brother Samuel Hale to be his guardian. 

Page 21 (Vol. IX) 4 September, 1716: B^jamin Hale, a minor son 
of Lt. Samuel Hale, deed., chose Samuel Hale to be his guardian. Recog., 

i20O. 



Page 135-188. 



Hall, Eliiabeth, Sen., Middletown. Invt. £18-09-00. Taken by Na- 
thaniel Savage and Thomas Buck. Will dated 21 February, 1707-8: 

I, Elizabeth Hall, of the Town of Middletown, do make this my last will 
and testament: I give unto Samuel, my eldest son, a feather bed and 
boulster and three pillows, a pewter platter, a couple of pewter pots con- 
taining a half a pint, a brass chafing dish, half of my books except my 
Bible, and half of my silver cup, agreeing betwixt themselves vizt., Sam- 
uel and Thomas, who shall possess the cup, he that hath the cup paying 
the other half of the value of the cup in money. I give to my son Sam- 
uel a silver dram cup. I ^ve to Elizabeth, the daughter of my son John, 
deed., ii in money, obliging my son Thomas to pay the money; also a 
pare of fine Hdland sheets, and also a silver spoon. I give to Thomas, 



171O TO 1715. PROBATE REOCHO^S. 315 

my youngest son, a bed and a blanket and 3 pare of sheets, a great iron 
kettle and a little iron kettle, and an iron pot, also asmall brass kettle, and 
a brass candlestick, also a cow, an equal share and part of my books with 
my son Samuel, in particular my Bible, also a silver spoon and a small 
bell-metal skillet. I make my son Samuel executor. 

Witness : David Dewing, Elizabeth Hall^ ls. 

Margaret Sage. 

Court Record, Page 52—4 February, 1711-12: Will exhibited by 
Samuel Hall. 

Page yy — 2 June, 1712: Will proven. 



Page 112. 

Hall, Oapt Jobxit Middletown. Invt. £735-06-06. Taken 28 Janu- 
ary, 1711-12, by Samuel Hall, Joseph Rockwell and Thomas Foster. Will 
<lated 23 November, 171 1. 

I, John Hall, Sen., of Middletown, do make this my last will and 
testament : I give to my son Daniel, besides what I have ailfeady made 
sure to him by deed of gift, all my movable estate, both within doors and 
without. That is to say, all my stock of what name so ever, with all my 
bedding, pewter, brass, iron, tin, chairs, tables, and all other household 
goods excepting two young horses of mine in the woods that came of my 
son Jacob's breed, of which I give to my son Richard the eldest of them 
and to my son Giles the other. All these I give, with these exceptions, 
to my son Daniel : he to pay to my wife, his mother-in-law, £6 per annum 
ih currant silver money, or provisions at money price, so long as she lives 
a widow ; and to my son Jonathan's daughters £10 to each of them within 
one year after they shall be married; and also provide and give to my 
wife a mourning suit ; as also 5s to each of my son John's two daughters 
as soon as I shall decease. Item. I give to my other two sons, Richard 
and Giles, all my lands on the east side of the Great River, in Middletown, 
to be equally divided between them, they paying all my just debts that 
are not above specified to be paid by my son Daniel, Item. I give to 
my grandson Samuel, son of my son Richard, all that land in Wal- 
lingford that of right doth belong to me. Also, my will is that my be- 
loved wife shall have What room and cellaridge she shall desire in my 
dwelling house during her widowhood. And further, my will is that my 
three sons, Ridiard, Giles and Daniel, be joint executors. 
Witness: John Hatnlin, • John Hall, ls. 

William Russell, Noadiah Russell. 

Court Record, Page 54—4 February, 1711*12: Will proven. 



2l6 raOBATE BBCOBDS. VOL. VHI, 

Page 135- 

Han, Jobxit Jr., Mariner, son of Capt. John Hall of Middletown. Invt 
^147-04-04. Taken ist March, 1711-12, by John Collins, John Bacon and 
Giles Hainlin. 

Court Record, Page 37 — ^3 September, 171 1 : Adms. granted to Wil- 
liam Ward and Frances his wife, late widow of sd. deed. 

Page 54 — 5 February, 171 2: This Court grant letters of Adms. to 
William Ward, guardian to a minor daughter of John Hall, deed., and 
Samuel Lewis of Durham, in the County of New Haven, in his wive's 
rig^t, provided they the sd. William Ward and Samuel Lewis do give 
bond as Ae law requires. 

Page 58 — ^3 March, 1711-12: Exhibit of an inventory. 

Page loi — 1st December, 1712: The Adms. now appeared before 
this Court and exhibited an account of their Adms. 

i s d 
Paid in debts and charges, 6-02-08 

There remains to be distributed, of moveable estate, 2-09-10 

And of the real estate, 13&-11-10 

To Frances Ward of Middletown, formerly Frances Hall, 16-07-00 

The remainder to be divided equally between Elizabeth Lewis 

and Mary Hall, two daughters of John Hall, mariner, 

to each of them the sum of, 70-02-07 

And appoint Jc^n Hamlin, Esq., and Capt. Thomas Ward, of Mid- 
dletown, distributors. 



Invt. in Vol. IX, Pages 43 and 107. 

Hand, Esfhor, Guilford. Invt £162-02-06. Taken 2 April, 1715, by 
William Ward, Joseph Rockwell, and George Phillips. 

An Agreemt for the Settlemt of the Estate of Esther Hand, Deceased: 

Articles of agreement, made this 2nd day of April, 1716, between 
Janna Hand of Guilford, in the County of New Haven and Colony of 
Connecticut, in New England, and his sister Esther Hand of sd. Guilford, 
single woman, concerning the division of the lands which falls to them by 
descent from their mother (they being the only son and daughter of Josq>h 
Hand of sd. Guilford, deed., by his wife Esther, who was daughter of 
John Willcock of Middletown, deed.) : 

Witnesseth : That the sd. Janna Hand and Esther Hand do hereby 
agree and conclude that the sd. Janna shall have a tract of land lying at 
Middletown, at a place commonly called the Northwest Quarter, contain- 
ing about 133 acres more or less ; and also one tract of land in sd. Middle- 
town lying on the east side of the Great River, being a part of a lot com- 
monly called The Half-Mile Lot, containing 7 1-2 acres; and also 180 
acres upon the south side of the tract of land lying in sd. Middle- 
town on the east side of the Great River, the whole lot containing 



I7IOYOI7I5* PBOBATE tEOOBDS. 317 

about 600 acres. And the sd. Esther shall have the remaining part of the 
sd. lot of 600 acres last mentioned, being 420 acres more or less, on the 
north side of sd lot. 

In witness of and for confirmation of the above sd. agreement, the 
said Janna Hand and Esther Hand have hereunto set their hands and 
seals this 2nd day of April, 1716. 

Witness : Joseph Belding, Janna Hand, ls. 

Josiah IVUlard. Esther Hand, ls. 

Coart Record, Page 246—4 April, 1715: Adms. granted to Janna 
Hand, eldest son of the deed. He also exhibits an account of such part of 
the estate as lies in tfiis County. 

Page 10 (Vol. IX) 3 April, 1716: Janna and Esther Hand of Guil- 
ford, children of Esther Hand, late of Middletown, exhibited now in this 
Court an instrument in writing, under their hands and seals, for the divi- 
sion and settlement of the estate of sd. deed., which this Court doth con- 
firm. 



Page 98. 
Will on File. 



Haaditrson, M>rth>|Hartford. Invt. £16-09-06. Taken 30 February, 
171 1-12, by Edward Allyn and Joseph Hopkins. Will dated 22 Septem- 
ber, 1699. 

I, Martfia Handerson, of Hartford, do make this my last will and 
testament : I give to my son James Handerson my house and house lot 
where I now dwell, and my land in ye Neck, all my lands in Hartford that I 
now stand possessed of, to be to him ye sayd James Handerson and his 
heirs forever. My will is that my son shall not sell nor alienate ye house 
or house lot herein given him until he attain the age of twenty-one years 
or more. But ye land in ye meadow I desire he will sell as soon as possi- 
ble hee can, to pay Mrs. Wilson a debt I owe her. The looms and all the 
tackling to be to my son James Handerson. In case my son James shall 
not live to attain the age of 21 years, then I give my sd. house and home 
lot to my three daughters, namely, Miriam Orvice, Mary Wright and 
Sarah Handerson, to be divided equally; always provided, my will is, 
tfiat if my daughter Mary Wright does not come and dwell, nuJceing her 
settled abode within this Collony within the time abovesaid, tfien neither 
she nor her heirs to receive any partt in my house and huid as expressed, 
but to be equally divided between my odier two daughters, Miriam Orvice 
and Sarah Handerson, and their heirs forever. I will diat my son 
James Handerson pay each of his sisters, namely Elizabeth Hadlock, 
Miriam Orvice and Mary Wright, 5 shillings. They have received consid- 
erable already. I appoint my son James Handerson executor. 
Witness : Edward Allyn, Martha X Handbbson. 

Rachel Allyn. 



'2 1 8 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. VUI, 

Court Record, Page 54 — ^5 February, 1711-12: Sarah Handerson of 
Farmington cited to appear and talce Adins., James Handerson having re- 
fused the executorship. 

Page 64 — 4 March, 1711-12: Defer the probate of the last will and 
testament of Martha Handerson until the next Court. 



Harria, Ephraim, Hartford. Court Record, Page 121— 3 March, 
1712-13: This Court grant letters of Adms. on the estate of Ephraim 
Harris, late of Hartford, deed., unto William Harris, a brother of sd. 
deed. 

Page 140—7 May, 1713: This Court now grant Adms. unto Capt 
Cyprian NidcoUs and James Ensign of Hartford, William Harris neg- 
lecting to take out letters of Adms. 



Page 211. 

Harria, Mary, Single Woman, late of Middletown, daughter of 
Thomas. Invt. £142-05-09. Taken 28 January, 1712-13, by Thomas 
Ward and William Ward. 

Court Record, Page 107 — 6 January, 1713-14: Adms. granted to 
Daniel Harris, uncle of the sd. deed. 

Page 187 — 6 January, 1714: Daniel Harris, Adms., exhibits an ac- 
count of his Adms: Paid in debts and charges, i 10- 15-06. Order the 
estate dist. to the heirs, and appoint Capt 'Diomas Ward, Lt Samuel 
Hall and Sergt. William Ward, distributors. 

Dist. File : 5 April, 1714 : To Samuel Harris, to William, to John 
Harris, to Samuel Cadwell, Jr., his daughter ThankfuU Cadwell, to the 
heirs of Elizabeth Hone3rwell, to Hannah Savage. By Thomas Ward, 
William Ward and Samuel Hall. 

Page 197 — 7 June, 1714: Report of the distributors. 



Invt. in Vol. IX, Pages 30-1-2-3. Agreement on File. 

Hart, Oapt. Jobxit Farmington. Invt. £1096-06-07. Taken 4 Feb- 
ruary, 1714-15, by John Wadsworth and Daniel Andrews. 

Court Record, Page 223—6 December, 1714: Adms. granted to 
Mary Hart, widow, and John Hart, eldest son. 

Page 234 — 18 January, 1714-15: This Court appoint Mrs. Mary 
Hart of Farmington to be guardian to Nathaniel, Matthew and Mary 
Hart, minor children of Capt. John Hart, deed. 

See File : A dist. of the estate of Capt. John Hart, made by the widow 
and heirs, as foUoweth : 

is d 
To the widow (with 1-3 of lands during life), 74-02-12 

To John Hart, eldest son, 262-03-02 



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PROBATE RBCOBDS. 



219 



To Isaac, Samuel, Nathaniel and Matthew Hart, to each, 

To Sarah Hart, alias Steele, 

To Mary Hart, youngest daughter. 

Signed: 
Witness : Samuel Gridley, 
Thomas Norton. 



£ s d 
107-16-00 
101-12-06 

65-14-04 



Mary Hart^ ls. 
John Hart, ls. 
Isaac Hart, ls. 
Samuel Hart, ls. 
Nathaniel Hart, ls. 
Matthew Hart, ls. 
Ebenezer Steele, ls. 
Mary Hart, ls. 

Page 239—7 March, 17 14-15: Mary Hart of Famiington, relict, 
John, Isaac, Samuel, Nathaniel and Matthew Hart, and Ebenezer Steele 
and Mary Hart, diildren of John Hart, exhibit now an agreement for a 
division of the estate. Mary Hart, as guardian to Nathaniel, Matthew 
and Mary Hart, all acknowledged the agreement to be their free act and 
deed. 



Page 226. 

Hayden, Danid, Windsor. Invt. £134-16-02. Taken 30th April, 
1713, by Nathaniel Gaylor, Daniel Bissell and Benajah Holcomb. 

Court Record, Page 135 — 4 May, 1713: Adms. granted jointly to 
William and Samuel Hayden^ sons of the sd. deed. 

Page 165 — 17 November, 1713: Daniel Hayden, Samuel Hayden, 
Ebenezer Hayden and Miriam Hayden, widow, relict of William Hayden, 
exhibit an account of their Adms. : 

i s d 

1 54-01- 10 

116-00-00 

152-05-00 

ii-oa-07 

16-03-04 

1-04-07 

16-13.04 
28-08-00 
28-H-03 
50-00-00 



Inventory, 

Paid in debts and charges, 

There remains to be distributed, 

To Daniel Hayden, 

Also to Daniel, 1-3 of the lands, which is. 

To the heirs of William Hayden, 

Also to them, 1-3 of the lands, which amounts to, 

To Samuel Hayden, including lands. 

To Ebenezer, including lands. 

To Hannah Hayden, 



Page 260. 

Haydm, Williim, Windsor. Died 3 July, 1713. Invt. £y 
Taken t^ Nathaniel Gaylord, Daniel Bissell and Israel Stoughton. 



^ 



220 PBOBATB BEOOBDS. VOI,. VXn, 

Court Record, Page 152 — ^3 August, 1713: Adms. to Mrs. Miriam 
Hayden, relict of said deceased. 

Page 167 — 4 January, 1713-14: Exhibit of inventory. 

Page 73 (Vol. X) : Miriam Bissell, alias Heydon, widow of sd. deed., 
Adms. on the estate of her ist husband, exhibits account of Adms : Invt. 
was £325-15-08; of this iioi-17-ii was of moveable estate, and by the 
marriage with her second husband Josiah Bissell, late deed., before 
distribution the moveables had been carried into sd. Bissell's estate. In 
order to distribute this Heyden estate, his children's part was to be sought 
for in the Bissell estate, that each child, viz., Miriam, Mary and Elizabeth 
Heyden, should each have £22-12-10 of moveable estate, and their mother, 
now Miriam Bissell, widow, should have £33-19-03 in moveables if so 
much could be found after the children's part was made up. Of the real 
estate, to each of the children, £72-08-08, including the widow's thirds 
after her decease. Dist. by Jonathan Elsworth, Daniel Bissell and Ebene- 
zer Heydon. The Court appoint Daniel Bissell to be guardian to Miriam 
Heydon, age 17 years, and Mary Heydon, age 15 years. Also appoint 
Miriam Bissell to be guardian to her daughter, Elizabeth Heydon, age 
13 years. 

Page 103 — 5 October, 1725 : Report of distributors. 



Page 144, (Invt. on Page 15, Vol. IX.) 

Hayes, Luke, Farmington. Invt £19-17-00. Taken 7 July, 1713, by 
Joseph Root and John Porter. Will dated 20 October, 1712. 

The last will and testament of Luke Hayes : I, Luke Hayes of Far- 
mington, do make this my last will and testament : I give to my brother- 
in-law, Joseph Langton, all the remaining estate that I received of and by 
my former wife, sister to sd. Joseph Langton. I give all the rest of my es- 
tate, real and personal, to Lt John Stanly and Lt Samuel Wadsworth, 
to be to them and their heirs forever. And appoint Lt. John Stanly and 
Lt. Samuel Wadsworth to be my sole executors. 
Witness : Samuel Whitman, Luke Hayes, ls. 

John Wadsworth, Joseph Root. 

Court Record, Page 94 — ^3 September, 1712: Will now proven. 

Page 105 — 5 February, 1712-13: Mrs. Maudlin Hayes, the widow, 
was bound by a recog. of fifty pounds by John Hooker, Esq., to appear in 
Court to answer interogations touching estate of her late husband, Luke 
Hayes, deed. 

Page 154—17 August, 1713: Will now exhibited in Court by the 
executors, and praying this Court to approve, when John Hart, atty. for 
Mrs. Maudlin Hayes, widow, declared himself aggrieved, and that some 
of the articles in tfie inventory did not belong to tfie said estate, and ap- 
pealed to the Superior Court. 

Page 168—4 January, 1713-14: Capt John Hart of Farmington, be- 
ing bound over to this Court by the worsfupfull John Hooker to answer 



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1710X0x715. PBOBAT£ SBCOBDS. 221 

to charges of concealing some part of the estate of Luke Hayes, deed, now 
appear^ and was examined upon oath accordingly. These interrogations 
aiKl answers were ordered to be kept^upon file. Maudlin Hayes of Far- 
mington, widow, being bound over to this Court to answer to some further 
interrogatories touching the estate of her late husband, Luke Hayes, and 
the said Maudlin Hayes being sick and not able to appear before this 
Court, it is therefore ordered, that the said Maudlin Hayes shall appear 
before the Worshipfull Thomas Hart and John Hooker of Farmington, 
Esqrs., Justices of the Peace and Quorum, on the second Monday of this 
instant January. 



Page 261. 

HaynMi John, Biq.| Invt. £3330-13-08. Taken in Hartford, 12th 
January, 1713-14, by Joseph Talcott, Hezekiah Wyllys and John Skinner. 
Part of his Invt: 

£ s d 
In apparrel, money, rings and silver seal, 58-06-00 

Tankard, ii6; salver, £$ ; new spoons, 28 shillings, 22-08-00 

Spoons and dram cup, i6-i2 ; wrought cup, £$ ; ^t cellar, £4 ; 

silver tumbler, £3-10-00, 19-02-00 

Court Record, Page 162 — 20 November, 1713: The Honourable 
Judge Haynes being departed this life and the General Justices being met, 
they made choice of the HonouraUe William Whiting to preside. 

Page 177 — 8 February, 1713-14: Adms. granted to Mrs. Mary 
Haynes, widow, relict of sd. deed. 

Page 95 (Vol. IX), 3 February, 1718-19 : Mrs. Mary Haynes, widow, 
relict of John Haynes, late deed., is appointed to be guardian to Mary 
Haynes, 15 years of age, daughter of sd. deed. 



Haynaa, Miss MabelL Court Record, Page 172—5 January, 1713- 
14: Rev. James Pierpont, of New Haven, moving this Court that Adms. 
upon the estate of Miss Mabell Haynes, late of Hartford, single woman, 
deceased, might be committed to some suitable person or persons as the 
law directs, this Court order that the Qerk forthwith shall issue forth 
notification to Mrs. Mary Haynes of Hartford, widow, relict of the HonlL 
John Haynes, late of Hartford, Esq., deceased, who was brother of the sd. 
Mabell Ha3mes, deed., that she appear before this Court on the first Mon- 
day of February next ensuing, and show reason (if any she hath), why 
Adms. should not be granted or committed. 

Page 176—8 Fet«niary, 1713-14: Rev. Mr. James Pierpont, by his 
attorney, Mr. John Read, now presented his former motion to this Court, 
whereupon Adms. is granted to Mrs. Abigail Pierpont of New Haven, 
single woman, who is niece to the said deed. 



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222 PROBATE RSCOBDS. VOL. VIU^ 

Page 55- 

Hibbard, Bobert, Sen., Windham. Invt. £264-07-08. Taken 24 
May, 1710, by Joshua Ripley, Richard Hand, Jonathan Crane and Richard 
Hendee. 

Court Record, Page 19 — 2 October, 1710: Adms. to Robert and 
Joseph Hibbard. Sarah Hibbard and Abigail HiUbard of Windham, 
daughters of Robert Hibbard, Sen., deed., have each of them made choice 
of Jonah Palmer of sd. Windham to be ^eir guardian, which this Court 
allow and approve. 

Page 20--6 November, 1710: Adms. account allowed and approved. 
Order to distribute the estate : To the Widow Mary Hibbard, £32-01-00 
for her OMrn, and her thirds use of real estate during life ; to Robert Hib- 
bard, £37-01-10; to Joseph and Nathaniel Hibbard, to each £14-00-01 ; to 
Ebenezer Hibbard, £11-00-11 ; and to Mary Crane, £17-14-11 ; to Martha 
Culver, £17-00-11 ; and to Hannah, Sarah and Abigail Hibbard, to each, 
£23-00-11. And this Court do appoint Mr. Joshua Ripley, Deacon Joseph 
Carey and Mr. Samuel Webb distributors. 

Page 230 — ^3 January, 1714-15 : Jonah Palmer of Windham, guardian 
to Abigail and Sarah Hibbard of Windham, before this Court produced 
receipts proving that what estate of the sd. minors was put into the sd. 
guardian's hands he had delivered and paid unto the sd. minors, now of 
full age. The Court discharge Jonah Palmer from his trust of guardian- 
ship. 

Record on file (Robert Hebard, Sen., estate) : Widow, Mary X Hib- 
bard : to Robert, to Joseph, to Nathaniel, to Ebenezer, to Jonathan Crane, 
Jr., and Mary his wife, to Ephraim Culver of Lebanon and Martha his 
wife, and to Hannah, Sarah and Abigail Hebbard. By Joseph Qirey, 
Samuel Webb and Joshua Ripley. 



Page 45- 

Hide, Timotby, Hartford. Invt. £186-13-06. Taken 27 January, 
1710, by Thomas Hosmer and Josiah Clark. Will dated 7 April, 1710. 

I, Timothy Hide of Hartford, do make this my last will and testa- 
ment : I give unto my uncle and aunt, Caleb Watson and Mrs. Mary Wat- 
son, six acres of meadow land in the south meadow in Hartford, which I 
bought of my uncle Thomas Olcott and Mr. John Olcott by deed of May 
25, 1705, which I received from my said uncles, to be to them the sd. Caleb 
Watson and Mrs. Mary Watson and their heirs forever. Also, the use of 
13/4 acres of land bought of my uncles, Thomas Olcott and John Olcott, 
during their natural lives. Also, I give to my uncle Caleb Watson and my 
aunt Mary Watson my ^op, looms and appurtenances, and all of my ifiov- 
able estate whatsoever. And after their decease I give to my uncles, 
Thomas Olcott and John Olcott, the 13 J4 acres of land to be divided equals 



lyiO TO 1715. PROBATE RECORDS. 223 

ly between them the said Thomas Olcott and John Olcott, and to their 
heirs forever. I appoint my uncle and aunt, Caleb Watson and Mrs. Mary 
Watson, to be executors. 

Witness: /o An Harris, Timothy Hide, ls. 

John Bunce. 

Court Record, Page 14 — ^5 June, 1710: Will proven. 



Will and Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 41-42. 

BigUfft Oapt Jobxit Simsbury. Invt £605-00-07. Taken 30 Sep- 
tember, 1714, by James Cornish and John Slater. Will dated 6 May, 1714. 

Imprimis : I give unto my loving wife Sarah 1-3 part of my moveable 
goods and housing stuff and utensils thereto belonging, to be at her dis- 
posal as she sees cause to dispose of them to my children by her ; also, I 
give her that third part of moveables of her former husband's (Joseph 
Bissein estate which is yet undivided. I likewise g^ve unto her tiie 1-3 
part ot this my real estate here in Simsbury, with the use of my now 
dwelling house, during the term of her natural life, or as long as she con- 
tinueth my widow. And if she be married again, she shall be allowed by 
my executor £6 a year for the third of my real estate during life, to be dis- 
posed of among my children by her. Item. I give to my eldest son John 
Higley a double portion out of my whole estate ; and to the rest of my sons, 
Jonathan, Brewster, Joseph, Samuel, Nathaniel, Josiah and Isaac, to each 
of them a single portion out of my whole estate. Item. I g^ve unto my 
daughters, Katharine, Anna, Elizabeth, Mindwell, Sarah, Susannah and 
Abigail, to each of them half so much as each of my sons, excepting John, 
out of my estate. Item. My will further is, that my sons shall have all 
my lands, they pa3ring to their sisters what is wanting of the moveables to 
make up their portions. Item. All the lands which I have at Windsor, 
whidi came by my first wife, I give to my five eldest sons which I had by 
her, an equal share, they paying to their eldest sisters twenty shillings to 
each. Item. I give my wearing apparel unto my youngest sons, Nathan-* 
iel, Josiah and Isaac. I appoint my sons John Higley and Samuel Higley 
executors. 

Witness : John Case, Signed : John Higley, ls. 

Thomas Holcomb, Robert X Hoskins. 

Court Record, Page 218 — ^5 October, 1714 : The will of John Higley 
exhibited. Proven. 

Page 10 (Vol. IX) 3 April, 1716: Nathaniel Higley, a son of Capt. 
John Higley, late of Simsbury, about 16 years of age, chose his uncle 
Samuel Strong to be his guardian. This Court appoint Capt. Thomas 
Moore guardian to Isaac Higley, 8 years of age; and Sarah Higley ap- 
pointed guardian to Abigail Higley, 12 years of age, son and daughter 
of Capt. John Higley. 



224 PROBATE RECORDS. VOI«. VXn» 

Page 24—2 October^ 1716.: The executors are cited to appear in 
Court. 

Page 70—21 June, 1718 : This Court order that the real estate be dist 
according to the will, and appoint (on motion of Thomas Moore and Sam- 
uel Strong, guardian to three of the children) Ebenezer Fitch and Wil- 
liam Phelps of Windsor, and Jdm Case of Simsbury, dbtributors. 

Page 100—9 March, ijiSr-ip: The executors now exhibit an account, 
which ms Cotut accept. 

Page 102 — y April, 1719 : This Court now order distribution of the 
estate, first deducting £33-02-00 paid to the widow, and the sum of iioi- 
14- 1 1 due from the estate, the remainder to be distributed to children and 
heirs of sd. deed. 

Page 142—6 December, 1720 : Whereas, the distributors have not yet 
perfected thdr distribution to the satisfaction of the legatees, they move 
that other persons may be appointed to make distribution, whereupon the 
Court appoint Thomas Holcomb and Richard Case distributors. 

Page 15 (Vol. X) 2 April, 1723 : Samuel Higley, one of the executors 
of the last will of Capt John Higley, late of Simsbury, deed., exhibited ac- 
count that the estate of sd. deed, is yet furdier indebted the sum of iio- 
13-00 ; and whereas there is a parcel of land described in the distribution 
of sd. estate left to defray debts and charges, which this Court thinks need- 
ful to be done : This Court do direct sd. Samuel Higley, executor, to make 
sale of sd. parcel of lands, etc., for paying debts and charges due from sd. 
estate. 

Page 43 — ^3 March, 1723-4: Isaac Higley, 17 years of zg^, chose 
Sarah Higley, his mother, to be his guardian. 

Pa^ 48—5 May, 1724: Brewster Higley appeared before this Court 
and desired an appeal from an act of this Court, 2 April, 1723, directing 
the executors of the last will of Capt John Higley to make sale of a par- 
cel of land, part of the estate of sd. deed. 

Page 82 — 4 May, 1725 : Samuel Higley, one of the executors of the 
last will of Capt John Higley, late of Simsbury, deed., exhibited a further 
accot. of charge arisen on sd. estate amounting to the sum of ^£5-03-10. 
Allowed by this Court and ordered to be added to the former charge, the 
whole being £18-02-05. And likewise the sd. executors exhibited an addi- 
tion unto tihe estate of the sd. deed, that has not been distributed, prised 
at the sum of £23-0603. Accepted and ordered to be kept upon file. 



Will and Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 40. 

Higl^, Jotephy Simsbury. Invt £11-17-10. Taken 31 August, 1715, 
by Samuel Griswold and Jonathan Westover. Will dated 21 December, 
1714: 

I, Joseph Higley of Simsbury, do dispose of my estate as followeth : 
I give and bequeath all my estate, both real and personal, of e^^ery kind, 
quidity or specie whatsoever, and in all parts and places wheresoever tfie 



1710X01715* PROBATE RBCX>ltDS. * 22$ 

same shall be or may be coming or belonging to me from my father's es- 
tate by his last will and testament to me or my own proper estate, to my 
brothers John Higley and Brewster Higley, they to be executors. 

Witness: Timothy Stanly, Joseph Higley, ls. 

Thomas Judd, John Southmayd. 

Court Record, Page 263 — 2 August, 1715 : John Higley and Brewster 
Higley, executors, exhibited now the will of Joseph Higley. Proven. 



Inventory on File. 

mUs, Bmjamui, Jr., Tailor. Invt. £86-18-11. Taken 4 November^ 
1712, by Samuel Welles and Timothy Cowles. 

Court Record, Page 97 — 21 November, 1712: Adms. granted to 
Joseph Keeney, Sen., of Hartford. 

Page 100— 1st December, 1712 : Exhibit of an inventory. 



Page 91. 

Hills, Ebeneier, Doctor, Hartford. Invt £108-03-07. Taken 21 De- 
cember, 171 1, by Samuel Welles, Thomas Kilboum and Hezekiah Porter. , 

Will dated 4 December, 171 1: I, Ebenezer Hills, now resident of 
Hartford, practicioner of physic, do make this my last will anil testa- 
ment: I give unto my Cousin Dorothy Hills, daughter to Lt Jonathan 
Hills, now of sd. Hartford, my bed, bedsted, one pare of sheets, boulster 
and convenient blanketing, also the curtains and valiences. I give tmto 
my relations (vizt., unto the heirs of Lt Samuel Hale, late of Glastonbury, 
deed. ; the heirs of John Hale, late of sd. town, deed. ; the heirs of Nathan- 
iel Hunn, late of Wethersfield, deed. ; the heirs of Qdeb Benjamin, late 
of sd. Town, deed. ; to Thomas Hale, Sen., now of Glastonbury ; Ebenezer 
Hale of Wethersfield, and the sd. Lt. Jonathan Hills) an equal share of the 
rest of my estate, either lands, goods or chattells whatsoever, my lawful 
debts being first paid. The remainder, being divided into 7 equal parts, I 
dispose of it to them as aforesd. I appoint my friend Thomas Kimberly of 
Glastonbury executor. 

Witness: Joseph Tryon, Ebenezer Hills, ls. 

Joseph HoUisfer. 

Court Record, Page 41 — 19 December, 171 1 : Will proven. 



Page 257. 

Hills, Joseph, Sen., Glastonbury. Died 8 November, 1713. Invt 
£386-04hd6. Taken by Samuel Welles, Richard Smith, Sen., and William 
^iddiam. 



226 PSOSATE RSCOBDS. VOI«. VIU, 

Will dated 2 May, 1713 : I> Joseph Hills of Glastonbury, do make this 
my last will and testament : I give unto Joseph Hills, my son, 100 rods in 
length of my upper lot which I bought of John Coleman. I give tmto 
Benoni Hill part of that upper lot in Glastonbury. I give tmto my daugh* 
ter, Hannah Keeny, and to my daughter Susannah Kilboum, to each 10 
shillings money. I give unto my daughter Dorothy HoUister £S money. 
With respect to the children I now have or hereafter may have by my 
present wife Elizabeth, my will is that they have, hold and enjoy that lot 
of land whereon I now dwell, with the buildings, fences and trees there- 
upon (which lot of land I made over to my sd. wife by way of jointure 
before my marriage with her, in that tenure that the remainder thereof 
should be to the children that I should happen to have by her). I give 
to my wife Elizabeth Hill the use and improvement of all my lands until 
the children come to age to receive them. I give unto my wife, whom I 
appoint sole executrix, the whole of my moveable estate in goods and 
chattells, etc. I give unto my son Henry Hill the remaining part of my 
upper lot joining to my son Joseph Hill. 

Witness: Thomas Welles, Joseph Hill Sen., ls. 

Thomas Kimberly. 

Court Record, Page 163 — 7 December, 17 13: Will proven. Joseph 
Hill, being, dissatisfied, appealed to the Superior Court. 



Page 283. 

Hitohoook, Samuel, Waterbury. Died 22 October, 1713. Invt. ii88- 
00-06. Taken by John Judd and Thomas Hitchcock. 

Court Record, Page 188—5 April, 1714: Citation to Elizabeth Hitch- 
cock, widow, relict of Samuel Hitchcock, deed., to appear and take Adms. 
on sd. estate if she please. 

Page 197 — 7 June 1714: Adms. granted to Elizabeth Hitchcock, 
widow, who exhibited an inventory. 

Page 12 (Vol. IX) 3 April, 1716: Elizabeth Hitdicock, Adms., ex- 
hibits in this Court an account of her Adms. : 

£ s d 
Inventory, 188-00-06 

Moveable part, 63-04-06 

Paid in debts and charges, 53-03-06 

There remains to be distributed, 135-17-00 

To the widow, 3-13-08 

Ebenezer Hitchcock, 31-04-00 

To John, Gideon, Hannah, Elizabeth, Sarah and Silence 

Hitchcodc, to each of them, 16-12-00 

And appoint John Hopkins, William Hickcox and Joseph Lewis, of 
Waterbury, distributors. 



I710 TO 1715. PBOBATE IIEC0BD8. 327 

Page 25 — 1st January, 1716: John Hitchcock, age 20 years, son of 
Samuel Hitchcock, late deed., chose Capt. Thomas Judd to be his guar- 
dian. 

Page 123 — 5 April, 1720: Report of the distributors. 



Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 13. 

Hodge, James, Wethersfield. Invt £36-15-03. Taken 30 January, 
1712-13, by John Goodrich and James Patterson. 

Court Record, Page 120—12 February, 171 2-1 3: Adms. granted to 
Thomas Kircum of Wethersfield. 

Page 215 — 6 September, 1714: Thomas Kircum, Adms., exhibits an 
account of his Adms., which this Court accepts. 



Page 93- 

Hollister, Jobxit BmL, Glastonbury. Invt. £79-06-09. Taken ist 
April, 1712, by Thomas Hale, Nathaniel Talcott and Samuel Hale. Will 
dated 22 November, 171 1. 

Know all men by these presents: That whereas, I, John HoUister,. 
Sen., of Glastonbury, being sick, do make this my last will and testament r 
My will is that what I have adready settled upon my sons, viz., Jcdin,. 
Thomas, David and Ephraim Hollister, shall be the whole of what I shall 
give to each and every of them of my estate. What I have settled upon 
my daughter Sarah shall be the whole of her portion of my estate. What I 
have given my son Joseph Hollister and settled upon him, together with 
the seven acres of exchanged (lands), the which I do hereby give and be- 
queath to him, shall be the whole of what he shall have of my estate. I 
give to my daughter Elizabeth Hollister, single woman, all my moveable 
estate, a certain parcel of land and all that part of the estate of my late 
brother Lazarus Hollister that may fall to me by law, and also what be- 
longs to me of my late brother Joseph Hollister's estate, all to be to her 
and to her heirs forever. 

Witness : Daniel Andrews, John Hollisteu, Sjen., i-s. 

Thomas Kimberly. 

(No executor.) 

Court Record, Page 41 — 19 December, 171 1 : Joseph Hollister ex- 
hibits will and asks to l^ve it proven. John Hollister, Jr., objects. 

Page 44 — 7 January, 1711-12: Adms. to Joseph Hollister (there 
being no executors appointed). John Hollister, the eldest son, appealed to 
the Superior Court from the order of the Court with respect to the pro- 
late of the will. 

Page 66 — 7 April, 1712 : Invt. exhibited and allowed. 



228 PBOBATE RECORDS. VOL. VIII^ 

Page 88— 1st September, 1712! This Court allow Elizabeth HoUis- 
ter, daughter of the deceased, Adms. with Joseph HoUister, her brother, 
joyntly, with the will annexed. 



Page 40. 

HoUiater, Stephen, Capt., Wethersfield. Invt. ^133-17-05. Taken 30 
March, 1710, by Thomas Welles, Sen., James Steele and Thcxnas Chester. 

Court Record, Page 2 — 2 January 1709-10: Adms. granted joyntly 
to Elizabeth HoUister, the relict, and Ebenezer Seamour of Farmington, 
son-in-law of sd. deed. 

Page 9 — ^3 April, 1710: Nathaniel HoUister, 8 years of age, son of 
Stephen HoUister, late of Wethersfield, chose Capt Thomas Wells to be 
his guardian. 

Page 10 — ^3 April, 17 10: Samuel HoUister, 15 years of age, son of 
Stephen HoUister, chose John Curtis, Jr., of Wethersfield, to be his guar- 
dian. 

Page 12 — 1st May, 1710: Adms. exhibit an inventory of the estate 
of Stephen HoUister. 

Page 17 — ^3 July, 1710 : This Court now grant Adms. unto Elizabeth 
HoUister, widow, and Jonathan HoUister of Wethersfield. And this Court 
do order that Ebenezer Seamour, who was appointed Adms. on sd. estate 
with the sd. Elizabeth, do render and deliver to sd. Elizabeth and Jona- 
than HoUister all the money, goods, moveables, bills of credits, books and 
accompts and estate whatsoever belonging to the sd. deed, that he hath 
taken into his hands, for the speedy payment of the debts of the deed., 
and also that he do make a true and plain account of his transactions upon 
the sd. estate unto this time. 

Page 23—6 November, 1710: This Court order and direct Elizabeth 
HoUister and Jonathan HoUister, Adms., to sell the dwelling house and 
homelot of the sd. deed., of about 25 acres, to Capt. Robert Welles or him 
that shaU be the best bidder for the same, to produce effects wherewith 
to pay the debts due from sd. estate to the creditors thereof, according to 
an act or order of the General Assembly, nth May, 17 10. 

Page 24 — 1st January, 1710-11: This Court order that the Qerk 
issue forth a writ to cite Elizabeth HoUister and Jonathan HoUister and 
Ebenezer Seamour, Adms., to appear before this Court on the ist Mon- 
day of February next and render an account of their Adms. thereon, and 
how they have disposed of the sd. estate hitherto. 

Page 27 — 5 February, 1710-11 : Ebenezer Seamour of Farmington, 
late one of the Adms., being summoned, appeared before this Court and 
rendered an account of his Adms. thereon, whereby it appears that he 
hath received into his hands of the moveable part of the estate, £31-09-06. 
Paid in debts and diarges, £16-09-00. And now paid to Jonathan HoUis- 
ter, present, Adms., £1-07-06. There remains in his hands the sum of 



I7XOTOI7I5- PB€XBATB RECXIKDS. 329 

iiS-iS-oo. The Court order hisn to ddiVer the aboVe-namc^ sum to Jon- 
athan and Elizabeth HoUister, Adms., and bring the receipt to this Court 
and take his Quietus Est. 

Page 68 — 7 April, 1712: Ebenezer Seamour, late Adms., having 
made evidence to this Court that 4ie ought to^ be allowed 20 shillings more 
in his Adms. account^ this Court do now allow the same in the sd. account. 
This Court appoint Samuel Wolcott of Wethersfield to be guardian to 
Gershom Hollister, a minor son of Stephen HoUister, deed. 

Page 75 — 5 May, i;^i2: Eunice Hollister, 17 years of age, daughter 
of Capt. Stephen Hollister, chose Ebenezer Deniing tq be her guardian. 

Page 81 — ^3 June, 1712 : This Court order the Clerk to issue forth a 
writ to dte Elizabeth HoUister to appear before this Court ist Monday of 
July next, to render an account of her transaction relating to that estate. 
This Court order and direct Elizabeth HoUister and Jonathan Hollister, 
Adms., to sell the 2 acres of land that yet remain not sold to Capt. Robert 
Welles. 

P^ge 154*^7 August, 17^3: Elizabeth Hollister of Wethersfield, 
widow, exhibits an account of her Adms. and subscribed by the sd. Eliza- 
beth, and also by Elizabeth Hollister, widow, relict of Jonathan Hollister, 
who was late Adms. with the sd. former Elizabeth, by which account it 
appears has paid to the creditors iii8-i6-io; wliich amounts to more 
than the inventory of the moveable estate with the produce of the land 
and houseing of tfie sd. estate sold. Account allowed. And now grant 
the sd..Adms. a Quietus Est. 

Page 117 (Vol. IX) 2 February, i7ighao: This Court appoint Eliza.- 
beth Hollister to be guardian to Anne. Kevnblds, one of her diildren. 
Recog., £50. 

Page 122 — 1st March, 1720: Daniel Hollister, age 19 years, son of 
Stephen Hollister, late of Wethersfield, chose Ebenezer Seamour. to be 
his guardian. Reo^., ^50. ... . i. . 

Page 58 (Vol. X) 3 November, 1724 : Stephen Hollister, a minor 16 
years of age, chose Samuel Goff of Wethersfield to be his guardian. Re- 
cog., £50. 

Page 119 — 1st March, 1725-6: This Court appoint Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Hollister to be guardian unto her son Stephen Hollister, a minor. 



Page 79. 

HoUiiter, Joluiy Jr., Wethersfield. Invt. £30-15-00. Taken 2 July, 
171 1, by Thomas Treat and Thomas Kimberly. Will dated 13 Septem- 
ber, 1710, 

I, John Hollister, if I should not live to return home again, I give to 
my brother Thomas Hollister all that is mine ; and if I live to return home 
again, he shall return it all to me again. (No executor.) 
Witness: Thomas Cole, * John Hollister. 

John Taylor. 



230 nOBATB KBOOBDS. VOL. VnX, 

Court Record, Page 35 — 2 July, 171 1 : Adtns. to Thomas HoUister, 
with the will annexed. 



Inventory on File. 

Hollister, Jenialia» Wethersfield. Invt £5-12-00. Taken by William 
Goodrich and John Francis. 

Court Record, Page 21 — 6 November, 1710: This Court grant 
Adms. on die estate of Jerusha Hollister, daughter of Capt Stephen Hoi- 
lister, late of Wethersfield, deed., single woman, unto Capt Thomas 
Welles. 

Page 83 — ^3 June, 1712: Thomas Welles of Wethersfield, Adms., 
exhibits now an invt. of Jerusha Hdlister's estate, and this Court grant 
him a Quietus Est. 

Invt from File. Recorded on Page 11, Vol. IX. Invt. of Lands, Vd. X, 

Page 242. 

HoUister, Jonathan, Wethersfield. Lost at sea in the year 1712. Invt 
£241-1508. Taken 24 June, 1714, as money, by Philip Goff, Jr., and 
Joseph Grimes. The children: Jonathan, 15 years, Jacob 10, Stephen 6, 
Elizabeth 12, and Mary 2 years old. Lands of the deed, apprised as fol- 
loweth : 

£ 8 d 
To a dwelling house and 5 acres, with an orchard on it, 55-00-00 

To 4 1-2 acres lying next to it, at iio per acre, 45-00-00 

To 3 1-2 acres lying over Hog Brook, 24-10-00 

To 4 acres of meadow land, 80-00-00 

To 49 acres and 33 rods, 42-00-00 

To right of land lying on tfie east side of Rocky Hill, 00-10-00 

To I 1-2 acre of land taken out of Jacob Crane's lot adjoyn- 

ing to the home lot, prised at £6, 06-0000 

Total, £253-00-00 

Taken by Samuel Williams and Joseph Grimes. 

Court Record, Page 195 — 3 May, 1714: Elizabeth HoUister, widow, 
is appointed guardian to all of the diildren of the sd. Jonathan HoUister 
that are under 14 years of age. 

Page 40 (Vol. X) 3 March, 1723-4: Whereas, it hath been repre- 
sented to this Court that it is- necessary that the lands of Jonathan HoUis- 
ter should be anew apprised in order for an equal dist., the Court appoint 
Joseph Graham, Samuel Williams and Joshua Robbins apprisers. This 
Court appoint William Nott to be guardian unto Jacob HoUister, a minor 
19 years of age. Recog., £50. 

Page 44 — 27 March, 1724: Elizabeth HoUister, Adms., exhibits an 
account of her Adms., which was accepted. Order to dist the estate : 



17IO TO I715. PROBATE RECORDS. 23I 

i 8 d 

To Elizabeth HolUstcr, 10-05-05 

To Jonathan Hollister, eldest son, 91-03-06 

To Jacob, Stephen, Elizabeth and Mary HoUister, to each, 45-11-09 

And appoint Ephraim Goodrich, Joseph Graham and Jonathan Cur- 
tice, dist. 

Page 52 — ^4 August, 1724: Report of the distributors. 

Page 50 (Vol. XVII) 7 January, 1755: Jonathan Lattimer, of Sims- 
bury, showeth to this Court that he has land in Wethersfield, in rig^t of 
his wife Mary, that lies in common or joynt tenancy with Elizabeth the 
wife of Samuel Goft, of sd. Wethersfield, and Jacob HoUister, a minor 
son of Jonathan HoUister, both deceased, and moves to this Court that 
freelK>lders may be appointed to assist in dividing sd. land so as that the 
sd minor, by his guardian, and the other owners may improve their parts 
separate. Whereupon this Court appoint and impower Elisha Williams, 
Jr., Thomas Boardman and Timothy Wright of Wethersfield to divide sd. 
lands. 



Page 113. 

Holton, Mn. Sarah, Widow, Hartford. Invt. £220-00-09. Taken 4 
January, 1711-12, by Ciprian Nickols and John Bunce. Will dated 24 
December, 171 1. 

I, Sarah Holton, of Hartford, do make this my last will and testa- 
ment: I g^ve to my granddaughter, Mary Strong, 3 parts; to Hannah 
Strong, 2 parts; and Esther Strong, i part of aU my real and personal 
estate that is not otherwise disposed of, to them and to their heirs forever. 
1 give to Mahumah Stebbin the 40-acre lot in Lebanon. I give to my 
brother, Josiah Marshfield, my husband's cloak. I give to Mr. Joseph 
Bradford, whom I appoint my executor, my husband's best hat. 
Witness : Edward Allyn, Sarah X Holton, ls. 

John Allyn. 

Court Record, Page 44 — 7 January, 1 711 -12: WUl now exhibited 
by Mr. Joseph Bradford of Lebanon. Proven. 



Page 113. 

Helton, William, Hartford. WiU dated 16 December, 171 1. 

On the Sabbath Day of the i6th of November, 171 1, Mr. William 
Holton sent for me and I went to him, and then he called me to his bed- 
side and said he sent to me to desire me to be helpfuU to him what I could 
in his sickness, and said to me : "I have had thoughts to settle my estate 
by a written wiU, but have neglected it ; and it being Sabbadi Day, I shall 
say as little as possible. But for fear I should be out in my head, as many 



/ 



332 PBOBATB RECORDS. VOL. VIII^ 

persons are, and so be not of a capacity to do it, I desire you and Sister 
Sadd to take notice that I do make my will in short as follows : My dear 
wife had been with me at the getting and keeping of what God hath given 
me, and I do desire and my will is that she shall have all my estate, both 
real and personal, for her own, and to be at her dispose as she shall see 
good, as fully and well as if I had disposed more particularly myself of it 
I have sold my living at Lebanon for £360 and have taken a mortgage of 
the farm for security, and so she will be sure of the money on the farm, 
also what I have here in Hartford. And as for stock, I have put it off ; 
only my horse and 3 pounds worth in sheep I sold to Snow, but received 
nothing for them. I say all my estate of what nature or kind soever I do- 
freely and fully give to my wife and her heirs forever. But in case my 
wife shall die wittiout a will, what she has not disposed of before she die 
my will is that my granddaughter, Mary Strong, shall have 3 parts of all 
my estate that is not disposed of to my wife, and my granddaughter Han- 
UBh Strong shall have two parts, and my granddaughter £ther shall 
have one part, to be to them and their heirs forever." 
Witness : Edward Allyn, 
Mrs. Sadd, Mehumahne Stebbins. 

Also, Mr. Holton said he had 40 acres of upland for which he was 
proffered £40. 

I, Hepzibah Sadd, testifie to the substance of the above-written wilL 

Hepsibah Sadd. 

I, Mehumahne Stebbins, testifie with Mrs, Sadd. 

Mehumahne Stebbins. 

Court Record, Page 43 — 7 January, 1711-12: Mr. Joseph Bradford 
of Lebanon exhibited tihe last nuncupative will of Mr. Holton, deed., and 
Edward Allyn and Mehumahne Stebbins, two of the witnesses, testifie in 
Court. And this Court grant A(hns. unto Joseph Bradford, with the will 
annexed. 



Page 157. 

Hooker, l^afhaniel, Hartford. Invt i2424<6-02. Taken 8 Febru- 
ary, 1711-12, by Samud Kellogg and Edward Allyn. 

Qmrt Record, Page 43 — 7 January, 1711-12: Adms. to Mary 
Hooker, widow. 

Page 65 — 7 April, 1712: Exhibit of inventory, which is allowed. 

Page 172 — 5 January, 1713-14: Mrs. Mary Hooker having married 
a stranger, Mr. Nathaniel Stanly (who was on her bond) was not willing^ 
to continue bondsman, whereupon he was appointed Adms., but did not 
give bond. Adms. was now granted joyntly to Mr. John Austin and 
Mary, his wife, who was the widow, relict of the said deceased. 

Page 25 (Vol. IX) 4 December, 1716: John Austin, Adms., moved 
this Court that Abraham Morrison of Wethersfield, Adms. on the estate 



17IO TO 1715. PROBATE RECORDS. 233 

of Joseph Crane, late of Wethersfield, be not discharged because of a 
pending suit at law. 

Page 155 (Vol. X) 2 May, 1727: The Adms. on the estate of Na- 
thaniel Hooker, late of Hartford, deed., now in this Court accounts of 
their Adms. by which accounts and the invt. of the estate it appears that 
the whole of the estate, real and personal, amounts to the sum of £2451-10- 
02, and that out of the moveable estate there is paid in debts and charges, 
etc., £630-00-09. There remains of moveable estate, £935-19-05. Add- 
ing the real part, the sum total to be distributed is £1821-09-05, whidi 
accounts the Court do allow and order dist to Mary Austin alias Hooker, 
relict of the sd. deed., £311-19-09 out of the moveable estate, which is 
1-3 part thereof, to be her own forever, and 1-3 part of the houseing and 
lands of sd. deed, for her improvement during life ; and the rest and resi- 
(due of the sd. estate to be dist. to. Nathaniel Hooker, only son, £500- 
03-04, which is his double portion of sd. estate; to Alice Hooker alias 
Howard, Sarah Hooker and Abigail Hooker, the rest of the children of 
sd. deed., to eadi of them, £251-11-07, which is their single portion of sd. 
estate. And appoint John Hooker, Esq., of Farmingtown, Capt. Thomas 
Seymour and Deacon Daniel Merrells, both of Hartford, distributors. 

Page 197 — 6 August, 1728: Report of distributors. 



Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 33. 



Hopsoii, John, Colchester. Invt. £441-08-08. Taken 28 March, 1714; 
by Nathaniel Dunham and Israel Wyatt. 

Court Record, Page 190 — 14 April, 1714: Adms. granted to Eliza- 
beth Hopson, the widow. 

Page 215 — ^4 September, 1714: This Court appoint Jonathan Nor- 
tham, of Colchester, guardian to Mary Hopson, age 10 years, and John 
Hopson, age 7 years, diildren of John Hopson. 

Page 230—3 January, 1714-15: Jonathan Northam, guardian to 
the abovesd. children, appeared with his father, Samuel Northam, and 
recog. in £100. 

Page 238 — y March, 1714-15: Elizabeth Hopson, Adms., exhibited 
now an account of her Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the estate among 
the surviving heirs, vizt.: To Elizabeth Hopson, widow, £40-13-08; to 
John Hopson, eldest son, £174-09-08; to Mary Hopson and Elizabeth 
Hopson, daughters, to each, £87-04-10. And appoint Th<»nas Skinner, 
Samud Loomis and Israel Wyatt, distributors. 

Page 257 — y June, 171 5: This Court orders the worshipful Michael 
Taintor of Colchester to call before him Ebenezer Day and James Rob- 
erts of Colchester, to interrogate them of what they know relating to the 
estate of John Hopson, particularly of a parcel of Indian com. 

Page 260 — 5 July, 1715 : Elizabeth Hopson, Adms., was cited to ap- 
pear in Court upon the motion of Jonathan Northam, in order to a review 
of the accompt of her Adms. Joseph Root, her father Coming, and Jo- 



334 PROBATE RECOBDS. VOL. VZXI, 

sq>h Chamberlin and lawyers abated their accounts, and the estate is 
credited for advance in the sale, ^3-00-00. 

Page 261 — 2 April, 1715: Elizabeth Hopson, Adms., now moved 
that whereas the Court did sometime order dist be made, and pursuant 
thereunto she did deliver to Jonathan Northam, guardian to two of the 
children, considerable part of that estate (near £40) as part of sd. chil- 
dren's portion, that the sd« estate so delivered may by an order of this 
Court be returned into her hands, seeing this Court hath since reversed 
their sd. order by divers decrees. This Court order that Jonathan Nor- 
tham forthwith, upon demand of Elizabeth Hopson, deliver sd. estate 
without fail. 

Page 8 (Vol. IX) 6 March, 1715-16: Elizabeth Hopson, Adms., 
exhibits now a further account of debts and charges. This Court now 
order the remaining part of sd. estate to be dist : 'Die real estate to be to 
the widow, to the eldest son a double portion, and to the rest of the chil- 
dren a single portion. And appoint Michael Taintor, Lt John Skinner, 
of Coldiester, and Samuel Palmer, of Hebron, distributors. 

Page 68 — 10 June, 1718 : This Court appoint Thomas Day of Col- 
chester to be guardian unto Elizabeth Hopson, daughter of John Hopson, 
late deed. 

Page 213 (Vol. X) 22 February, 1728-9: An addition of the estate 
of John Hopson was now exhibited in Cburt by John Hopson, it being a 
piece of boggy meadow of 5 acres, valued at £$ per acre, which addition 
this Court accepts. 



Page 115. 

Hopkbis, Sbeneier, Hartford, Invt. £403-15-08. Taken 28 Decem- 
ber, 171 1, by Joseph Bull, Hez: Wyllys and Daniel Merrells. 

Court Record, Ps^ 42 — 19 December, 171 1: Adms. to Mary, the 
widow, and Joseph Hopkins, brewer of the deceased. 

Page 149 (Vol. IX) 4 April, 1721 : Mrs. Mary Hopkins, Adms., ex- 
hibits an account of her Adms. : 

i s d 
Paid in debts and charges, 55-12-10 

Inventory, 433-^5"^ 

Subtracting, SS-^^-io 

There remains to be distributed, 378-02-10 

To Mary Hojpkins, widow, 18-10-08 

To Jonathan, eldest son, 89-18-0054 

To Ebenezer, Stephen, Hezekiah, Isaac, Mary and Sarah 

Hopkins, to each of them, 44-19-ooJi 

And appoint Nathaniel Stanly, James Ensign and Jonathan Butler, 

distributors. 



17IOTO 1715 



PIOBATB ESCORDS. 



235 



Page 150. 

HapUnf, Jofeph, Hartford. Died 3 November, 1712. Invt ii93-i8- 
08. Taken 26 November, 171 2, by Robert Sandford and Nathaniel 
Goodwin, Jr. 

Court Record, Page 96—6 November, 1712: Adms. granted to Han- 
nah Hopkins, the widow, and Samuel Sedgewick. 

Page 221 — 6 December, 1714: Capt. Samuel Sedgewick and Han- 
nah Porter, Adms., exhibit an account of their Adms : 

i s d 
Have paid in debts and charges, 123-05-10 

Inventory, 3SO<>9^ 

There remains to be dist. of real estate, 24600-00 

To Hannah Porter, late Hannah Hopkins, widow (dowry in 

lands). 
To Joseph Hopkins, eldest son, 52-13-04 

To Mary, Hannah, Dorcas and Ruth Hopkins, to each, 41-06-08 

And appoint John Shepherd, Thomas Ridiards and James Ensign, 
distributors. This G>urt appoint John Porter of Hartford to be guardian 
to Mary Hopkins, 15 years of age, Hannah 12, Dorcas 10, Ruth 8, and 
Joseph 4 years, children of Joseph Hopkins, deed. John Porter and Sam- 
uel Sedgewick recog., £200. 

Page 37 (Vol. X) 4 February, 1723-4: This Gwirt appoint Thomas 
Hopkins of Hartford to be guardian to Dorcas Hopkins, a minor 18 years 
of s^. Rec., £50. 

Page 38—4 February, 1723-4: Thomas Hopkins, as guardian unto 
Dorcas Hopkins of Hartford, minor, moved to this Court that her former 
guardian John Porter of Hartford may be accountable for his guardian- 
ship to sd. minor. Order by this Court, that the sd. John Porter have 
liberty the ist Tuesday of March next to make up his account of guar- 
dianship with sd. minor's guardian; but if he should neglect to do the 
same within sd. time, that then he appear at this Court on the sd. ist 
Tuesday in March and render an account of his sd. guardis^shy>, upon 
the forfeiture of his recognizance. 

Court Record, Page 38—4 February, 1723-4: Whereas, Thomas 
Hopkins of Hartford, having purchased the right of Mary Harris and 
Anna Hopkins, two of the heirs of Joseph Hopkins, late of Hartford, 
deed., in and unto the houseing, bam and lands of the sd. deed. l3dng 
together in Hartford, bounding south on highway, west on the land c^ 
die sd. Thomas Hopkins, north on the land of John Bunce, and east on the 
land of James Handerson; and whereas, there hath never yet been any 
distribution of the sd. estate set out by meets and bounds so that the 
heirs may have their proper parts and portions, and the sd. Thomas Hop- 
kins as a purchaser, and also as guardian to Dorcas Hopkins, daughter 
of the sd. deed., moved to this Court that the sd. houseing, bam and land 
may be laid out by meets and bounds, that the heirs may Imow their parts : 
This Court appoint Lt. Thomas Se3rmour, Sergt. James Ensign and Mr. 






236 PROBATE RECORDS. VOI,. VIII^ 

John Whiting of Hartford to distribute and divide, by meets and bounds, 
the sd. parcel of land and buildings thereon erected, to the relict of the 
sd. deed., her dowry therein for her improvement during life, and to the 
heirs according to former distribution made in value, vizt, to the sd.' 
Thomas Hopkins in right of Mary Harris and Hannah Hopkins, both to 
the value of £50-06-08 ; to Dorcas Hopkins, to the value of £20 ; to Ruth 
Hopkins, to the value of £29-13-04. 

Page 39 — 3 March, 1723-4 : Report of the distributors. 



, . Page 119. 

HoiiMyJohn, Glastonbury. Invt. £135-03-06. Taken 23 January^ 
1711-12, by Joseph Smith, Joseph House and Abraham Fox. 

Court Record, Page 47 — 4 February, 1711-12: Adms. to Eunice 
House, widow, and Joseph House, a brother of the deceased. 

Page 99 — 1st December, 171 2: Eunice House now exhibits an ac- 
count of her Adms., which is accepted by the Court, and this Court g^nt 
her a Quietus Est. This Court appoint Eunice House to be guardian to 
her children: Eunice House, 8 years, Sarah 7, John 3, and Silence one 
year old. Recog. £100, with Richard Fox. 

Page 132 (Vol. X) S July, 1726: Eunice House, alias Keeny, Adms., 
exhibited an account of the Adms. : Paid in debts and charges, £28-06-08 ; 
tfie invt, £133-07-06; subtracting £28-06-08, there remains, £105-00-10 
to he distributed. Order to the sd. Eunice House, alias Keeney, relict of 
sd. deed., £11-07-07, with dower; John House, eldest son, £37-09-03, 
which is his double portion of sd. estate; to Eunice, Sarah and Silence 
House, the rest of the children of sd. deed., to each of them, £18-14-08^ 
which is their single portion of sd. estate. And appoint Thomas Wells, 
Benjamin Talc nd Jonathan Hale, of Glastonbury, distri- 
butors. 

Page 152 — 2 May, 1727: Report of distributors. 



Inventory on File. 



Howard, Benjamin, Windsor. Died it December, 1711: Invt; 
£28-04-00. Taken by Return Strong, Simon Chapman and James Enno. 

Court Record, Page 42 — 19 December, 171 1: Adms. g^nted to 
Mary Howard, sister of sd. deed. Exhibit of an inventory. 



Inventory on File. 

Hunnewelly Elixabeth,Middletown. Invt. £68-18-01. Taken 26 July> 
1712, by William Harris and John Harris. 

Court Record, Page 23 — 4 December, 17 10: Adms. granted unto 
John Honeywell, son of sd. deed. 



I7IO TO 1715. PROBATE RECORDS. 237 

Page 84 — y July, 17 12: Whereas, John Honneywell has gone out of 
this Colony and is absent at sea, and hath not finished his Adms. on sd. 
estate, this Court now grant Adms. unto Samuel Williams of Wethers- 
field, who married one of the daughters of sd. deed. 

Page 87 — ^4 August 1712: Exhibit of an inventory. 

Page 145 — 1st June, 1713: Samuel Williams of Wethersfield, 
Adms., ordered to sell land to the highest biddef, to produce in current 
m(Hiey for the payment of just debts. 

Page 150—6 July, 1713: Samuel Williams exhibits now an account 
of his Adms: 

i s d 
Has paid in debts and charges, 17-17-05 

Produce of the land sold, 52-00-00 

Order to dist. to John Hunnewell, eldest son, a double portion, and 
to each of the two daughters a single portion. And appoint Joseph Rock- 
well, Sergt William Ward and Mr. Joseph Starr, distributors. And this 
Court grant Samuel Williams a Quietus Est. 

Dist. File : August, 1713 : To John, only son ; to Elizabeth Williams, 
a daughter of the sd. deed. ; to Bridget Hunewell, youngest daughter. By 
John Rodcwell, William Ward and Joseph Starr. 

Page 216—4 October, 1714: Report of the distributors. 

Ps^e 86 (Vol. VII) 5 August, 1706: Bridget Hunewell of Middle- 
town, 15 years of age, daughter of John Hunewell, late of Middletown, 
made choice of her uncle Isaac Johnson to be her guardian. 



Inventory on File. 



Humphriei, Nathanidlf Hartford. Invt. £10-15-06. Taken 22 No- 
vember, 171 1, by Thomas Hosmer and Ridiard Saymore. 

Court Record, Page 44—7 January, 1711-12: Adms. granted to 
Agnes Humphries, widow of sd. deed. 

Page 100 — 1st December, 1712: Agnes Humphries, Adms., gjranted 
longer time to finish her Adms. 



Invt in Vol. IX, Page 34. 



Hnmphrqr, Thomai, Simsbury. Invt. £211-06-05. Taken 17 No- 
vember, 1714, by Joseph Case and Samuel Pettebone. 

Court Record, Page 246—4 April, 1715 : Adms. granted to Hannah 
Humphrey, the widow. 

Page 50 (Vol. IX) 4 February, 1717-18 : Whereas, Adms. was granted 
to Haimah Humphrey, and she neglecting to take letters of Adms., diis 
Court now g^nt letters of Adms. on sd. estate to James C6mish, present 
husband of the widow of sd. deed. 



23^ PKOBATE RECOBDS. VOL. VIU^ 

Page 50 (Vol. X) : Thomas Humphrey of Simsbury, a minor 15 
years of age, chose his uncle Samuel Humphrey to be his guardian. Re- 
cog., £50. 

Page 123 — 14 March, 1726-7 : The Adms. exhibited now an account of 
his Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the estate : 

i s d 
To Hannah Cornish, aliSis Humphrey, 38-08-07 

To Thomas Humphrey, only son, 59-1&06 

To Damaris Pettibone, Hannah and Martha Humphrey, to 

each, 29-19-03 

And appoint Joseph Case, Lt. Samuel Humphrey and Samuel Hum- 
phrey distributors. 

Page 125 — 5 April, 1726: This Court having formerly appointed 
James Comi^ of Simsbury to be guardian over Martha Humphrey, a 
minor, and no sufficient bond taken, the sd. James Cornish and James 
Hillier of Simsbury acknowledged themselves joyntly and severally in a 
recog. of £200. 

Page 137 — 1st November, 1726: Report of the distributors. 



Page 275. 

Hnngerf ordy Thomai, Haddam (East). Invt. £278-00-06. Taken 
5 February, 1713-14, by John Willee, John Smith and Thomas Clarke. 

Will dated 11 January, 171 3-14: I, Thomas Hungerford, of Had- 
dam, do dispose of my estate as foUoweth : I give to my wife Mary Hun- 
gerford all my buildings ; also certain land joyning Abell Willee's land, 
during life. I give to my son Thomas Hungerford's eldest son Thomas 
one-half of my interest in lands in Stonington which descended to me 
from my father ; also one-half-part of my fourth division on the east side 
of the Eight-Mile River. I give to my son John Hungerford and his 
male heirs my buildings and the whole of my i8o-acre allotment, after my 
decease, excepting what I have given to my wife during her life. I give 
to my son Green Hungerford one-half part of my interest in lands in 
Stonington; also one-half part of my fourth division allotment east of 
8-mile river ; also all my right in Moodus Meadow upon the Falls River. 
I give unto my 5 daughters, viz., Elizabeth, Susannah, Sarah, Mary and 
Esther, the remainder of my personal estate. I give to my grandson J<An 
all my rights in Lyme and the undivided lands. 
Witness : Stephen Hosmer, Thomas Hungerford. 

Daniel Brainard, Daniel Cone, 

Court Record, Page 186—5 April, 1714: Will proven. Adms., with 
will annexed, to Thomas Hungerford, son of the deceased. 



I7IO TO Z715. PjrOBATE RBCWtPS, 239 

Page 209. 

Hum, Qeorge, Wethersfield. Invt. £19-18-06. Taken ist January, 
1712-13, by Josiah Churchill and Thomas Wright. 

Court Record, Page 104 — 15 December, 1712: Adms. granted to 
Samuel Hunn, a brother. 

Page 184 — ^5 April, 1714 : Adms. account now exhibited and allowed. 
This Court grant a Quietus Est., and order the remaining estate to be 
put in to the widow's hands for the support of herself and her children. 

Page 145 (Vol. X) 3 January, 1726-7: Joseph Hunn, a minor 17 
years of age, appeared before this Court and desired to make choice of a 
guardian; and this Court being informed that sd. minor is apprentice 
unto Th<»nas Wyard of Wethersfield, do order that sd. Wyard be noti- 
fied by a copy hereof to appear before this Court on the ist Tuesday of 
February next, if he see cause, to show why the sd. minor may not have a 
guardian appointed to put him out to learn a trade. 

On the 7th day of January, 1726-7, Joseph Hunn of Wethersfield, a 
minor 17 years of age, now appeared before this Court and made choice 
of Mr. Elizer Goodrich of sd. Wethersfield to be his guardian, which this 
Court do allow and approve of, and the sd. Elizer Go^rich acloiowledged 
himself bound in a recog. of £50 to the Judge of this Court and his suc- 
cessors that he will faithfully discharge the trust of guardianship unto 
sd. minor according to law. 

Page 220—3 June, 1729 : This Court appoint David Forbes of Hart- 
ford to be guardian unto George Hunn, a minor 18 years of age. Recog., 

£50- 

Page I (Vol. XI) 15 July, 1729: George Hunn, 18 years of age, now 

made choice of Samuel Hunn to be his guardian. Recog., £50. 



Page 215. 

Himiiy Nafhaniel, Sen., Farmington. Invt. £75-15-10. Taken 7 De- 
cember, 1 712, by Hezekiah Deming, John Stoddar and John Root. 

Will dated 4 December, 1712: I, Nathaniel Hunn, Sen., of Middle- 
town, do ordain this to be my last will and testament : I give to my wife 
a third of my houseing and land during life, and then to return to my son 
Nathaniel. All the rest of my land I give to my son Nathaniel. All my 
moveable estate to be divided equally among my children, only my wife 
to have a third part of them. I make my wife executrix, and desire Stephen 
Lee and Thomas Curtis to be my overseers. 

Witness : Stephen Lee, Nathaniel X Hunn, ls. 

Thomas Curtis, 

Court Record, Page 118 — 2 Mardi, 1712-13: Martha Hunn now ex- 
hibited the last will of her late husband, Nathaniel Hunn. Proven. 

Page 183 (Vol. X) 30 May, 1727 : Nathaniel H , minor, of 

about 8 years, before this Court made choice of ^hn Root of 

Farmington to be his guardian. 



240 PROBATE RECORDS. VOX,. VIII^ 

Johnson, Mn. Mary. Court Record, Ps^ 91 — 6 October, 1712 : No- 
tification to Samuel Birchard of Coventry to appear at the next Court 
and take Adms. on the estate of Mary Johnson, widow, late of Coventry, 
deed. 

Page 97 — 6 November, 1712: This Court appoint Nathaniel Rust 
and David Lee of Coventry to take account of the estate of Mary Johnson, 
widow, late of sd. Coventry, deed., and also to the estate of the children, 
and transmit to this Court. Mr. Richard Edwards allowed to be guardian 
unto Mary Douglas, alias Smith, a minor daughter of Mary Johnson. 



Pages 59 and 143. 



Johnson, William, Coventry. Invt. £53-03-08. Taken 4 November, 
1 7 10, by David Lee and Nathaniel Rust. Additional invt of that part of 
the estate as came to the hands of John Stedman, Adms., £36-09-06. Ta- 
ken 23 April, 1712, by Nathaniel Rust and Benj : Carpenter. 

Court Record, Page 21 — 6 November, 17 10: Adms. to Mary John- 
son, widow of sd. deed. 

Page 37 — ^3 September, 171 1 : John Stedman of Wethersfield to be 
guardian to the only daughter of William Johnson, late of Coventry, deed. 

Page 62 — 3 March, 171 1 : Adms. on the estate of William Johnson, 
late of Coventry, deed., to John Stedman of Wethersfield. (Mary John- 
son, widow, relict, to whom Adms. was granted on sd. estate, is now de- 
parted this life, not having finished her Administration thereon.) 

Page 81 — 2 June, 1712: John Stedman, Adms., exhibits an invt. This 
Court appoint Richard Edward to be guardian unto Mary Douglas, alias 
Smith, diaughter of Mary Johnson, late of Coventry, deed., sd. minor 
being 9 years of s^. 

Page 98 — 1st December, 1712: John Stedman exhibits an account of 
his Adms. Allowed. 

Page 134 — y April, 1713: J<An Stedman, Adms., is granted a Qui- 
etus Est. 



Page 176. 

Jones, Oaleb, Hebron. Invt. £201-10-09. Taken 16 January, 171 1- 
12, by Samuel Curtis and Stephen Post 

Court Record, Page 68 — 7 April, 1712: Adms. to Rachell Jones, 
widow relict. Exhibit^ inventory. 

Page 207 — 15 July, 1714: Rachel Phelps of Enfield (formerly Ra- 
chel Jones of Hebron), Adms. on estate of Caleb Jones, late of Hebron, 
deed., now exhibits account of her administration. Allowed. Order to 
dist the estate: To Rachel Phelps (who was) widow relict, to Caleb 
Jones, eldest son, to Sylvanus Jones, to Hezelaah, and to Mary Jones 
Lord of Saybrook, 38 ackers. (See file.) By John Elsworth, Matthew 
Grant and Job Elsworth. 



X7IO TO X715. PROBATE RBOOBDS. 24I 

Page 231 — ^3 January, 1714-15 : Report of distributors exhibited now 
by Israel Phelps of Enfield, and granted a Quietus Est. 



Page 49. 

Juddt John (son of William), Farmington. Invt. £381-02-02. Taken 
by Thomas Porter, Samuel Judd and Isaac Q)wles. 

Court Record, Page 13 — 5 June, 1710: Adms. to Rachell Judd, 
widow, and Daniel Judd, a brother of the deceased. 

Page 47 — 4 February, 1711-12: Mrs. Rachel Judd, widow of John 
Judd, appointed guardian to her children, with the advice of John Wads* 
worth, 

• Page 185 — ^5 April, 1714: Daniel and Rachel Judd, Adms., exhibited 
an account of their Adms. Accepted. And this Court g^nt the Adms. a 
Quietus Est. 

Page 37 (Vol. IX) 2 July, 1717: Rachel Judd niow being dead and 
not having finished her Adms., this Court grant Adms. unto Samuel Judd 
and direct him to finish the same. This Court appoint Capt Thomas 
Judd of Waterbury to be guardian unto William Judd, a minor ; and Sam- 
uel Judd appointed guardian unto Rhoda Judd of Farmington, children of 
John Judd. Recog., iioo. 

Page 40—23 July, 1717: Whereas, Samuel Judd, Adms., exhibited 
now an account of his Adms., and there being no debts due from the es- 
tate, this Court decree to distribute : 

i s d 
To Samuel Judd, as Adms. aa Rachel Judd's estate, 39-10-09 

To William Judd, 165-15-07 

To Eunice Judd and Rhoda Judd, to each of them, 82-17-00 

And appoint Deacon John Wadsworth, Capt. Ebenezer Steele and John 
Hart, Jr., of Farmington, distributors. This Court appoint Daniel Judd 
of Farmington to be guardian unto Eunice Judd, daughter. Rea^., £40. 

Page loi — 7 April, 1719: Whereas, John Judd, son of William 
Judd, deed., being now dead and left three children, viz., William, Eunice 
and Rhoda, and in the agreement of the estate of William Judd there is 
part set out to the sd. cluldren, Thomas Judd, Samuel Judd and Daniel 
Judd joyntly and severally gave bond to fulfill the above agreement. 



Inventory on File. 



Judd, Thomas. Invt. £56-10-00. Taken 6 December, I7i4» by John 
Wadswordi and Stephen Upson. 

Court Record, Page 205 — 5 July, 1714: Citation to Lt. John Judd 
to appear and answer to the motion of John Lee and Benjamin Loomis 
respecting the estate of Deac. Thomas Judd, late of Northampton, deed. 



242 PROBATE RECORDS. VOX,. VIII^ 

Page 210—15 July, 1714: Adms. to Lt. Thomas Judd of Waterbury 
and John Lee of Farmington. 

Page 225 — 6 December, 1714: Thomas Judd and John Lee, Adms.^ 
exhibit an inventory. 

Page 17 (Vol. IX) 3 July, 1716: Capt. Thomas Judd and John Lee, 
Adms., exhibit an account of sundry disbursements. Allowed. And this 
Court order the lands lying in Farmington to be dist. to and among the 
children of the sd. deed, or their legal representatives : To the heirs of 
William Judd, eldest son, to heirs of Thomas Judd, to John Judd, to Ben- 
jamin Judd, to Philip Judd, deed., to Samuel Judd, to Elizabeth Judd, 
to heirs of Mary Judd, to Ruth Judd. By John Wadsworth, Joseph Root 
and Joseph Hawley. 



Pag« 135- 

Keats, Biehard, Hartford. Invt ^235-1 1-04 1*2. Taken 25 Febru- 
ary, 1711-12. by Hezekiah Wyllys, Samuel Howard and Thomas BidwelL 

Court Record, Page 53 — ^5 February, 1711-12: Intestate, and no 
legal representatives residing in this Government, an inventory is or- 
dered, and Mr. John Eliot and Capt Aaron Cooke appointed conservators. 
The estate was in several towns and in the hands of several persons. 
This Court grant letters of Adms. unto Mr. John Elliot of Windsor, Capt 
Aaron Cooke and Jonathan Bunce of Hartford. 

Page 56—5 February, 1711-12: Capt Aaron Cooke, one of the 
Adms. on estate of Richard Keats, late residing at Hartford, deed., set 
forth before this Court that the said Richard Keats his estate lyeth in the 
hands of several persons and lyeth in several Towns in this Colony ; that 
at the desire of the Adms. any Assistant or Justice of the Peace may call 
persons before him and interrogate them under oath touching the goods, 
chattells or estate of sd. Richard Keats, and proceed according to law in 
such cases where any of the goods, chattells or estate is or may be sus- 
pected to be in their custody, and as often as occasion may require. (So 
ordered by this Court) 

Page 92 — 6 October, 1712: Mr. Richard Thomas of London, mer- 
chant, moves this Court that Adms. be granted to him on the estate of 
Richard Keats, deed., as greatest creditor, in right of his now wife Sarah 
Thomas, formerly Sarah HoUybush. This Court grant the letters of 
Adms. and orders the conservators to turn over the estate accordingly. 

Page 94 — ^3 November, 1712: Upon further application of Mr. 
Richard Thomas, who as it appears to this Court is a principal creditcM*, in 
right of his wife Sarah Thomas, it also appears to this Court tlie sd. 
Keats was factor, this Court do now order the Adms. to deliver and pay 
to the sd. Richard Thomas such goods and estate as they have received 
into their hands, except so much as they have paid out in debts. 



I7IOTO I7I5- FBOBATB SBCOBDS. 243 

Page 64. 

Kelflqr, Stephtn, Hartford. Invt ^51601-10. Taken 20 December, 
1710, by Aaron Cooke, Nathaniel Goodwin and ^benezer Gilbert 

Gmrt Record, Page 24 — ist January, 1710-11: Adms. granted to 
Hannah, the relict, and William Kelsey. 

Page 29 — ^ April, 171 1 : Hannah Kelsey and William Kelsey, son of 
sd. deed., exhibit an account of their Adnis. Order to dist the estate as 
f oUoweth : 

i s d 
To the widow, Hannah Kelsey, 33-00-07 

To Stephen Kelsey, eldest son, 95-13-02 

To John Kelsey, 57-06-07 

To Daniel Kelsey, 52-06-07 

To William Kelsey, 57-07-06 

To James and Charles Kelsey, to each, 57-07-06 

To Hannah Kibbe, 34-19-10 

And appoint Capt Joseph Wadsworth and Ebenezer Gilbert, dis- 
tributors. 

Page 31 — 2 April, 171 1 : Charles Kelsey, a minor, 19 years of age, 
one of the sons of Stephen Kelsey,. late deed., chose Capt. Aaron Cooke to 
be his gfuardian. 



Invt in Vol. IX, Page 45. 

Kela^, Thomas, Windsor. Invt. ^231-18^02. Taken 4 July, 1715* 
by Thomas Moore and Job Loomis. Invt. of lands in Simsbury, taken by 
Nathaniel Holcomb and John Slater. 

Court Record, Page 259—7 June, 1715 : Adms. granted to Elizabeth 
Kelsey, widow, and O&diaJi Spencer of Hartford. 

Page 76 (Vol. IX) 5 August, 1718: Elizabeth Kelsey and Obadiah 
Spencer, Adms., exhibit an account of their Adms. Allowed. This 
Court appoint Elizabeth Kelsey, widow, to be guardian to her children', 
viz., to Ruth, age 14 years ; Hannah 10, Rebecca S, and Mabel, 6 years of 
age, children of Thomas Kelsey. 

Page 80—5 August, 1718 : Upon motion of Elizabeth Kelsey, Adms., 
for a distribution, this Court do appoint John Shelding, Joseph Barnard 
and James Enno, distributors. 

Page 89 — 9 October, 1718: Elizabeth Kelsey and Obadiah Spencer^ 
Adms., exhibited an account of their Adms. Accepted. Order to distri- 
bute the estate as followeth: To Elizabeth Kelsey, widow, 1-3 of per- 
sonal estate and also ^27-07-09; to Mark Kelsey, eldest son, his double 
portion of sd. estate ; to Thomas, Elizabeth, Abigail, Rachel, Ruth, Han- 
nah, Rebeckah and Mabel Kelsey, the rest of ttie children, their single 
shares. And direct John Sheldon, Joseph Barnard and James Enno to 
distribute accordingly. 



244 PROBATE RBCOBDS. VOI*. VUI, 

Page 100—9 March, 1718-19: Thomas Kelsey, age 14 years, chose 
Obadiah Spencer to be his guardian. 

Dist File : February, 1^18-19 : To the widow, Elizabeth Kelsey, to 
Mark Kelsey, to Josiah Loomis, to Joseph Humphreys, to Thomas Elger» 
to Thomas Kelsey, to Ruth, Rebectoh; Hannah and Mabel Kelsey. By 
John Sheldon, Joseph Barnard and James Enno, distributors. . 

A later dist, per File, 14 April, 1726 : To Mark Kelsey, to Thomas 
Kelsey, to Elizabeth Loomis, (6 Rachel Elger, to Abigail Humphrey, to 
Hannah Kelsey, Rebeckah and Mabel Kelsey. By Jacob Drake, Job 
Loomis and Timothy Loomis. 



Page 39. 

Kennard, John, Haddam. Invt £124-10-01. Taken 14 November, 
1709, by William Spencer, John Willee and John Hungerford. 

Court Record, Page 10— ist May, 1710: Adms. granted to John 
Smith, brother-in-law of sd. deed. 



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Page 129. 

(Vol. X, Page 252, for Add. Invt.) 

Kirby, Joseph, Middietown. Invt. £53-07-02. Taken 28 February, 
1711-12, by Thomas Stow, Samuel Wilcock and Daniel Stocking. Addi- 
tional invt. of two tracts of land of Joseph Kerby not apprised with the 
rest of his estate, s^prised by us the subscribers as foUoweth, being first 
sworn : 

£ s d 
To 15J4 acres on the west side the Little River, 22-17-03 

To 3 acres of land swamp butting on the upland east, 07-10-00 

Taken in Middletown, ist January, 1725, by John Warner and Sam- 
uel Gipson. 

Will dated 27 November, 171 1 : I, Joseph Kirby, of Middletown, do 
make my last will and testament : I gpive to Mary, my wife, my house and 
home lot of about 4 acres to be at her own disposal, also all that she lately 
received or shall receive from her parents to be at her own disposal and not 
to be accounted as part of my estate. I give to my son John a parcel of 
land which buts upon land of his brother James Brown. My will is that all 
my sons that are or shall be bom to me shall have a double portion to the 
rest of my children in the remaining part ef my estate which I have not 
disposed of. And the rest of my children, which are daughters, shall have 
a single portion equally alike. 1 24>point my son John to be sole executor. 

Witness: John Warner, Jr., Joseph Kerby, ls. 

John Ranny, David Hurlbut. 



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171O TO 1715. PBOBATE RBCCWDS. 245 

Court Record, Page 48 — 4 February, 1711-12: Will now exhibited 
by John Kirby, son of the deceased, and refusing to be the executor was 
tfiereupon appointed Adms. with will annexed. 

Page 150—6 July, 1713 : Adms. may sell land for the payment of 
dd>ts. 

Page no (Vol. X) 7 December, 1725 : Upon complaint of Susannah 
Kerby, daughter of Joseph Kerby, by her attorney, John Rew, a writ was 
issued to cite John Kerby, Adms. on the estate of sd. deed., to answer for 
not rendering a true inventory of sd. estate. The Adms. now appeared, 
and the parties being heard, the Court having considered that the sd. 
Adms. have liberty till this Court in January next to make out sd. inven- 
tory. 

Page 112 — 4 January, 1725-6: An invt. of the estate of Joseph 
Kerby was now exhibited by John Kerby, and accepted. 



Page 225. 

Kilboum, Abraham, Wethersfield. Invt. £377-00-00. Taken 27 Apri]|, 
1 71 3, by William Goodrich, James Patterson and George Kilboum. 

Corurt Record, Page 129 — 6 April, 17 13: Adms. granted to Sarah 
Kilboum, widow. 

Page 255 — 14 April, 171 5: Sarah Kilboum, Adms., exhibits an ac- 
count of her Adms. Allowed. Order to dist. the estate : 

£ s d 
To Sarah Kilboum, ' 23-12-oa 

To Samuel, eldest son, 151-17-00 

To Abraham arid to Sarah, to each of them, 75-18-06 

And appoint David Goodrich, George Kilboum and John Goodrich^ 
Jr., distributors. 

Page 256—7 June, 1715: This Court appoint Sarah Kilboum^ 
widow, to be guardian to Samuel Kilboum, 14 years of age, Abraham 
Kilboum, 8 years, and Sarah Kilboum, 12 years, children of Abraham 
Kilboum, late of Wcthersfield, deed. Rec<^., £150. 

Page 36 (Vol. X) 3 January, 1723-4 : TTiis Court appoint Jacob Good- 
rich to be guardian unto Abraham Kilboum of Wethersfield, a minor 15 
years of age. Recog., £50. 

Page 244. 

Kilboum, David, Glastonbury. Invt £44-10-09. Taken 14 August, 
1 71 3, by Ebenezer Kilboum and Abraham Kilboum. 

Court Record, Page 128 — 6 April, 1713 : Adms. granted to George 
Kilbourn of Wethersfield. 

Page 147 — II June, 1713: Adms. now granted to John Kilboum, 
George Kilboum having refused. 



246 PROBATB RECORDS. VOI,. VIII, 

Page 238 — 18 January, 1714-15 : John Kilboum now exhibits an ac- 
count of his Adms. Accq)ted. Order to dist. the estate equally among 
the brethren, John, Ebenezer, Jonathan and Abraham, to each of them 
£7-19-09. And appoint Mr. John Hubbard and Thomas Hale, Sen., of 
Glastonbury, distributors. 

Page 248—4 April, 1715: Report of the distributors. And this 
G>urt grant John Kilboum a Quietus Est 



Page loi. 

Kilboum, Ebeneier, Wethersfield. Invt. £480-05-09. Taken 2 Feb- 
ruary, 1711-12, by James Steele, Jojfiathan Belding and John Lattimer. 

Court Record, Page 49—4 Febmary, 1711-12: Adms. granted to 
Grace Kilboum, widow, and Abraham Kilboum, a brother of ^. deed. 

Page 128--6 April, 1713 : Grace and Abraham Kilboum exhibit an 
account of their Adms. Accepted. 

Page 167 — 4 January, 1713-14: Ebenezer Kilbourn of Fairfield, a 
minor son of Ebenezer Kilbourn, late of Wethersfield, by a letter signified 
that he made choice of George Kilboum to be his guardian. Recog., £40. 

Page 168 : This Court doth allow Michael Griswold of Wethersfield to 
be guardian to Ebenezer Kilboum, a minor son of Ebenezer Kilboum, late 
deed., he being now 18 years of age. 

Page i65h-4 January, 1713-14 : This Court appoint Grace Kilboum 
to be guardian to Josiah KittK>um, age 12 years, Daniel 9, George i 1-2 
years, Margaret 7 years, and Sarah Kilboum 4 years, all children of 
Ebenezer Kilboum, and the sd. Grace Kilboum recognizes with Michael 
Griswold in £200. Grace Kilboum of Wethersfield, widow, exhibits now 
in this Court a further account- of her Adms. Order to dist. the estate 
as f oUoweth : 

£ s d 
To Grace Kilboum, widow, 34-07-10 

To Ebenezer Kilboum, eldest son, 87-13-04 

To Eleazer, Josiah, Daniel, George, Grace, Margaret and Sarah 

Kilboum, to each of tfiem, 43-16-08 

And appoint Ben|amin Churchill, Capt. David Goodrich and Jona- 
than Belding, distributors. 

Page 104 (Vol. IX) 5 May, 1719 : Upon the motion of Grace Kil- 
boum, widow of Ebenezer Kilboum, late of Wethersfield, deed., that some 
persons may be appointed to finish the distribution by setting out lands by 
meets and bounds, this Court appoint David Goodrich, Joseph Belding 
and Nathaniel Bumham of Wethersfield. 

Page 142—6 December, 1720: Ebenezer Kilboum, son of the de- 
ceased, moves this Court to allow him to purchase that part of it (the 
homested) of the heirs, paying therefor in money, as a division would be 
very prejudicial to the estate. 



1710TO 1715- * PROBATE RECOKDS. 247 

Page 144 — y Fcbmary, 1720-21 : This Court order a new apprisal of 
the homested that it may be disposed of to the best advantage of the heirs. 
The Court now appoint Benjamin Churchill, Jonathan Belding and John 
Lattimore apprisers. 

Page 146—7 February, 1720-21: Decree entered for a dist: The 
homested to be divided to Ebenezer and Eleazer: to Ebenezer in lands, 
and to Eleazer the housing with land. 

Page 98 (Vol. X) 23 August, 1725 : Upon the motion of Grace Kil- 
boum, widow of sd. deed., this Court appoint Jonathan Belding, Nathaniel 
Bumham and Jonathan Bumham of Wethersfield to set out by meets and 
bounds 1-3 part of the land of sd. deed, for her improvemeilt during life. 

Page 167 — y November: This Court appoint Eleazer Kilboum of 
Wethersfield to be guardian unto his brother George Kilboum, a minor 
15 years of age. Recog., £50. 

Page 204 — 7 October, 1728: George Kilboum, a minor about 16 
years of age, appeared before this Court and prayed for liberty to make 
dioice of another guardian, his brother Eleazer being (appo)inted by this 
Court to be his guardian and omitting to bind him out to a trade that the 
sd. minor inclines to learn (which by this Court is granted), and the sd. 
minor made choice of Mr. Samuel Hunn of Wethersfield to be his guar- 
dian, which this Court allow. Recog., £100. 

Ps^g^ 43 (Vol. XI) 20 April, 1731: Daniel Kilboum, 4th son of 
Ebenezer Kilboum, late of Wethersfield, showing to this Court that by 
a dist. of his father's estate, ist March, 1713-14, it was ordered 
in sd. dist that Daniel Kilboum his part £43-16-08 share in the east end of 
the long lot, and to Grace Kilboum, eldest daughter, now wife of Benja- 
min Goodrich, her part £1-03-04 in the east end lot, and no proportion in 
sd. lands laid out by meets and bounds, so that he can*t know how much 
or how his part of sd. lot shall be ascertained, and moves this Court to 
appoint some persons to set out his part by meets and bounds. And this 
Gnirt appoint Samuel Wolcott, Capt. Samuel Curtiss and Mr. Jonathan 
Bumham, surveyor, to set out by meets and bounds. Whereas, it was or- 
dered by the Court of Probates, 7 March, 1720, that Eleazer Kilboum of 
Wethersfield, son of Ebenezer Kilboum, should have the houseing and 
buildings on the homelot provided he paid a certain sum of money to the 
heirs, Eleazer Kilboum now produced receipts under the hands of sd. 
heirs that he hath paid according to the order of C^urt. 

Page 3 (Vol. XIII) 4 March, 1736-7: Grace Kilboum, widow, not 
having her right of dower set out to her, moves this C^urt by her attomey, 
Ebenezer Kilboum, tfiat her right in the real estate of her late husband, 
Ebenezer Kilboum, may be set out, this Court appoint Lt. Jonathan Beld- 
ing, Noadiah Dickinson and Wait Welles of Wethersfield to set out 1-3 
part of the real estate by meets and bounds. 



Page 86-94. 

Kllboiimy John, Glastonbury. Invt. £232-09-03. Taken by John 
Hubbard, Thomas Hale and Benjamin Talcott. 



I 



24^ PROBATE RECORDS. VOI,. VIII^ 

Will dated 5 December, 1710: I, John Kilboum, Sen., of Glaston- 
bury, do make this my last will and testament : Imprimis : I will that all 
my just debts and funeral charges be well and truly paid and discharged. 
Item. I give to my wife Elizabeth Kilboum the sole benefit and improve- 
ment of my dwelling house and f^ of my l»im ; also the use of ^ of my 
meadow and upland, with the use and benefit of my orchard, all being in 
Glastonbury, and she to have the use of die same during her natural life. 
I also give to my wife yi of my moveable estate and also the estate that 
was her own before I married her, to be hers forever. Item. I give unto 
my son John Kilboum all my land that is eastward of the land I gave my 
son David, that is to say, the east end of my farm in Glastonbury, bounded 
upon my sd. son David's land west and the undivided land east, land of 
Thomas Kilboum, Sen., south, and lands of Samuel Hill north, to him and 
his heirs forever. Item. I give unto my son Ebenezer Kilboum Mr. Tay- 
lor's book on 'Titus/' a share in the small books and a share in the move- 
ables, to be at his own dispose, having regard to what moveable he hath al- 
ready had. Item. I give unto my son Jonathan Kilboum all my labour 
which I laid out upon the land in Colchester which he now possesseth, the 
clearing of 3 acres of land with all the posts and rails and a frame, to be to 
him and his heirs forever ; also Mr. Elton's "Sermon Book." Item. I give 
tmto my son Benjamin Kilboum my pasture land adjoining my son 
David's lot, and west upon my upland field, north upon Samuel Hale, and 
south upon Josej^ Hill, Sen., provided he return home to settle upon it ; 
and if he return not home and settle, then the same shall be equally divided 
between my four sons, John, Ebenezer, David and Abraham, to them and 
their heirs forever. I give to my son Abraham Kilboum my dwelling 
house, bam and orchard, with all my meadow land within the Town of 
Glastonbury and my upland from the pasture aforesd. to the meadow, to 
him and his heirs forever. I appoint my wife and my son Abraham Kil- 
boum executors. John Kilbourn^ Sen.^ ls. 
Witness: Samuel Smith, 
Mary Smith, Philip Olcock. 

Court Record, Page 41 — 19 December, 171 1 : Elizabeth and Abraham 
Kilboum of Glastonbury exhibited the last will of the sd. deed. Proven. 



Page 150. 

Kilboum^ Thomas, Hartford. Invt. ^165-00-03. Taken 29 Novem- 
ber, 1712, by Jonathan Hills and Samuel Welles. 

Court Record, Page loi — ist December, 1712: Adms. granted to 
John Kilboum, son of sd. deed. 

Page 219 (Vol. X) 3 June, 1729: Upon motion of Solomon Gilman, 
in right of his wife, one of the daughters of Thomas Kilboum, deed., that 
John Kilboum, Adms., may render an accompt of his Adms. on sd. estate, 
the sd. Adms. being present at Court and being heard, etc., this Court 
continues this matter until the ist Tuesday of July next. 



I7IO TO I7Z5, PROBATE RECORDS. 249 

Page 220 — 3 June, 1729: Solomon Oilman made defatdt of appear* 
ance» the Court dismiss the motion and order that sd. Gilman pay tfie costs. 



Page 204. 

Kilbonrn, Thomas, Jr., Hartford. Invt. ^331-16-00. Taken 8 Octo- 
ber, 1712, by Jonathan Hill and Daniel Dickinson. 

Court Record, Page 103 — 5 January, 1712-13 : Adms. granted to Su- 
sannah Kilboum, widow and relict of the sd. deceased. 

Page 174 — 1st February, 1713-14: Susannah Kilbourn, Adms., pre- 
sents an account of her Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the estate : 

i s d 
To Susannah Kilboum, widow, 13-12-00 

To Thomas Kilboum, 86-11-00 

To Hannah, Susannah, Dorothy and Mabell, to each, 43-05-06 

And appoint Jonathan Hill, Timothy Cowles and Hezekiah P<Mter, 
distributors. This Court appoint Susannah Kilboum guardian unto 
Thomas Kilboum, Hannah Kilboum, Susannah Kilboum, Doro^y Kil- 
boum and Mabel Kilboum, minor children of Thomas Kilboum. And 
Susannah Kilboum recognized with Solomon Gilman in £250. 

Page 97 (Vol. X) 3 August, 1725 : Susannah Kilboum, Adms. on the 
estate of Thomas Kilboum, late of Hartford, deed., moving to the Court 
of Probate yt the order of the sd. Court, ist Febmary, 1713-14, for the 
distribution of sd. estate should be put in execution and completed, 
thereupon a citation was granted for David Smith and Hannah, his wife, 
William Miller and Susannah, his wife, heirs of sd. deed., to be heard 
concerning the same. The sd. Susannah Kilboum, David Smith and Wil- 
liam Miller now appeared and were heard concerning settlement of sd. es- 
tate, and upon the desire of the parties the same is referred to a further 
hearing on the iitfi of this instant August. 

Page 97 — II August, 1725: The widow, Susannah Kilboum, David 
Smith and William Miller now appeared before this Court and was fur- 
ther heard as to the settlement of the estate of Thomas Kilboum. It ap- 
pears that two of the heirs have received in value more than their propor- 
tion of the moveable part of sd. estate of sd. Susannah Kilboum, relict of 
sd. deed., and the real part of sd. estate being considerably advanced in 
value since the invt. was taken and order of dist. granted thereon (and not 
yet performed), which maketh it difficult to equalize and divide the sd. 
estate to and amongst the heirs, thereupon this Court order that the real 
estate of sd. deed, shall be anew apprised and a retum thereof made to this 
Court, that another order of dist. of the whole estate may be granted, ac- 
counting what any of the heirs have already received as part or portions. 
This Court appoint Timothy Cowles, Joseph Olmstead, Jr., and William 
Pitkin, apprisers. 



250 PROBATE RECORDS. VOI«. Vm, 

Page 112 — 4 January, 1725-6: A report of the new apprised inven- 
tory accepted. 

Dist. File : Estate of Thomas Kilboum, 26 June, 1726 : David Smith 
and Hannah his wife of Hartford, William Miller and Susannah his wife 
of Glastonbury, John Cadwell and Dorothy Cadwell of Hartford, sell to 
Jonathan Hills and Susannah Kilboum all claim or right which we have 
in and to the estate of our father, Thomas Kilboum, Jr., deceased. 
Witness : Isaac Cowles, Samuel Barnard, 
Ebenezer Williamson, Elizabeth X Holy. 

Signed and sealed, 26 June, 1726. 



Page 123. 

King, Thomas, Hartford. Invt. ^95-02-11. Taken 28 January, 
1711-12, by Benjamin Graham, Joseph Mygatt and Edward Allyn. 
An acct. of what Abigail Sexton has reed, apprized as cash : 

£ s d 

A table and a box, i s ; 3 pewter platters, a bason, 3 platters, 

a spoon, a pint bason, a quart pot, 2-13-10 

An old bason, a trammell and tongs, a slice, wanning pan, iron 

pot and iron kettle, 2-04-02 

6 new chairs, bedticking, coverlet, a bedstead, a bagg, 4 cur- 
tains, valance, old blanket, 2-06-00 

A wainscot chest, frjring pan, a heifer, 1-06-00 

i8-i3-oo 

Court Record, Page 45 — 7 January, 1711-12: Adms. to Thomas 
King, son of the deed. 

Page 58 — Inventory exhibited. 

Page 176— 1st February, 1713-14: Citation to Thomas King to ap- 
pear and render account of his administration. 

Page 194 — 3 May, 1714 : Thomas King now exhibits an account of his . 
Adms. Accepted. Order to dist the estate : 

£ s d 
To Thomas King, eldest son, 25-03-09 

To Robert, Abigail and Mary King, to each, 12-11-11 

And appoint Benjamin Grimes, Thomas Seamore and Daniel Mer- 
rdls, distributors. 

Page 83. 

Laae, L»ae, Ben., Middletown. Invt. £194-11-00. Taken 30 August, 
171 1, by John Hall, Thomas Ward and Giles Hamlin. 

Court Record, Page 37—3 September, 171 1 : Adms. granted to John 
and Isaac Lane, sons of die sd. deed. 



lyiOTO 1715- PROSATE RBCORDS. 25I 

Page 129 — 6 April, 1713 : John and Isaac Lane, Adms., exhibit now 
an account of their Adms. Order to dist. the estate: To John Lane, 
eldest son, to Isaac Lane, to Hannah Sn:iith, to the heirs of Elizabeth Lane 
deed., to Eleanor Blakeley (wife of Samuel Blakeley), to Sarah Candee, 
to each their single portions. And appoint Capt. Thomas Ward, Joseph 
Rockwell and Ebenezer Smith, of Middletown, distributors. 

Page 144 — 1st June, 1713: Upon the motion of Isaac Lane, this 
Court order the persons appointed by this Court, 6th April last, to distri- 
bute the estate of Isaac Lane, Sen., deed., to set a valuation upon such 
lands as he in his lifetime conveyed to his children by a deed or other* 
wise, and to have special regard thereunto in their work of distributing 
that estate. 

Page 233 — 6 December, 1714: Sundry demands made against the 
estate by John Lane, Isaac Lane, Benjamin Smith (who married one of 
the daughters) and Zacheus Candee, a son-in-law, which this Court allow. 

Page 5 (Vol. IX) 3 January, 1705 : Report of the dist. And this 
Court grant the Adms. a Quietus Est. 



Page 121. 

LattimoTy JonafhaiiyWethersfield. Invt. £446-02-04. Taken 2 Feb- 
ruary, 1711-12, by James Steele, Samuel Wriufht and Joseph Belden. 

Court Record, Page 48—4 February, 1711-12: Adms. granted to Ab- 
igail Lattimer, widow, and Joseph Belding. 

Page 195 — ^3 May, 17 14: The Adms. exhibit now an account of their 
Adms., which this Court doth accept. 

Page 94 (Vol. IX) 3 February, 1718-19: Abigail Lattemore is ap- 
pointed g^rdian to Charles Lattemore, age 13 years, David 12, Jona- 
than 9, and Ann Lattemore 7 years of age, children of the sd. deed. And 
Daniel Rose, with Abigail Lattemore, recog. in £200. 

Pstg* 3 (Vol, X) 1st January, 1722-3: Josiah Atwood and Bath- 
shua, his wife, moved to this Court that guardians may be appointed for 
the children of Jonathan Lattemore, late of Wethersfield, deed., and that 
the estate may be dist. This Court order that the Gerk issue a citation 
for Abigail Lattemore, widow of sd. deed., to appear, if she see cause, at 
this Court in February next, to object against this motion. 

Page 51 — 1st December, 1724: This Court do appoint John Rose of 
Wethersfield to be guardian unto Charles Lattemore, a minor 19 years of 
age, and a cripple, and Ann Lattemore, 13 years of age. Recog., £200. 

Page 58—3 November, 1724: David Lattemore, 18 years of age, 
and Jonathan Lattemore, 15 years, made choice of Jonathan Welles to be 
their guardian. Recog., £500. 

Page 59 — 1st December, 1724: Whereas, application being made to 
this Court for an order of dist., it being represented that the debts are 
all paid and that the estate remains as is inventoried to the full sum of 
£446-02-04 to be distributed: Order to Abigail Lattemore, widow, £46- 



252 PROSATE RfiCOBDS. VOL. VIU, 

00-09 with dower ; to Charles Lattemore, eldest son of the deed., ii6o- 
00-07, which is his double portion of sd. estate ; to David, Jonathan and 
Ann Lattemore, the rest of the children, to each of them, £80-00-04, wludi 
is their single portion of sd. estate. And appoint Samuel Wright, Samuel 
Robbins and Joseph Churchill. 

Page 161 — 18 December, 1725 : This Court grant Adms. on the es- 
tate of Jonathan Lattemore, late of Wethersfield, deed., unto John Rose 
of sd. Wethersfield. The debts due from sd. estate being supposed to be 
all paid and an order of dist made out, the sd. John Rose is ordered to 
deliver the estate aforesd. to the persons appointed to dist. sd. estate and 
make return of dist. of the sd. estate to this Court. And whereas, of the 
former Adms. one of them is deed, and the other gone it is not known 
where, the creatures formerly inventoried and prised gone and others 
raised in their room upon sd. estate: this Court do order that Samuel 
Robbins, Samuel Wright and Joseph Churchill, appointed distributors, 
be also apprisers, and that they take the appriser's oath and apprise what 
stock shall be by John Rose, Adms., offered to them to distribute, and dist. 
sd. stock to the heirs in part or portion according to the apprisement they 
shall so make. 



Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 15. 



Lewis, John, Simsbury. Invt. £72-09-06. Taken 18 January, 171 3- 
14, by John Case and Andrew Robe. 

Court Record, Page 175 — ist February, 1713-14: Adms. granted to 
Abigail Lewis, widow of sd. deed. 

Page 215 — 4 October, 17 14: Abigail Lewis, Adms., exhibits now in 
Court an account of debts due, and the personal estate seems not sufficient 
to pay them. 

Page 258 — 7 June, 171 5: Abigail Lewis, Adms., exhibits now an 
account of Adms. Allowed. Order to sell real or personal estate to pay 
the debts. 

Page 90 (Vol. XI) 17 May, 1733 : John Lewis, a minor, 12 years of 
age, son of John Lewis, diose his aunt Bethia Bacon, now residing in 
Hartford, to be his guardian. Recog., £50. 



Page no. 

Long, Thomas, Sen., Windsor. Invt. £89-15-00. Taken (no date), 
by Joseph Fitch, Sen., and Thomas Stoughton. 

Court Record, Page 48—4 February, 1711-12: Adms. to Sarah 
Long, widow, and Samuel Long, son of the deceased. 

Page 18 (Vol. IX) 3 July, 1716: Sarah Long, Adms., exhibits now 
in this Court an account of sundry debts due from the estate, whereby it 
appears that there is not sufficient of the moveable part of the estate to dis- 
charge them. Account allowed. 



IJIO TO 1715. PBOBATB RBGMDS. 253 

Page 41—6 August, 1717 : This Court allow the Adms. account and 
order the same to be put on file. 



Page 30-177. 

Loomit, Ebeneier, Windsor. Invt. £198-13-00. Taken 10 Novem- 
ber, 1709, bjr Nathaniel Loomis, Roger Wolcott and Samuel Tudor. Invt, 
of £122-00-09 of remaining estate of Ebenezer Loomis and his wife Je- 
mima, both deceased. Taken 15 December, 1712, by Roger Wolcott and 
Samuel Tudor. 

Court Record, Page 7 — 6 March, 1709-10: Adms. granted to Jemi- 
ma Loomis, widow, relict of sd. deed. Nathaniel Loomis now exhibits 
the inventory of the estate of Ebenezer and Jemima Loomis, and this Court 
^ant unto Nathaniel Loomis, brother of sd. deed., letters of Adms. 

Page 112 — 2 February, 1712-13: Nathaniel Loomis, Adms., exhi- 
bits now an account of his Adms. Order to dist. the estate to the two sur- 
viving daughters, Abigail and Jemima Loomis. And appoint Henry 
Wolcott, Ssunuel Bancroft and William Wolcott, distributors. This Court 
appoint Nathaniel Loomis to be guardian to Jemima Loomis, 4 years of 
age, and Joseph Newbery to be guardian to Abigail Loomis, 6 years of 
age, daughters of Ebenezer Loomis. 

Page 124 — 6 April, 1713 : Report of the distributors. 



Page 125. 
(Add. Invt., Vol. IX, Page 46.) 

Loomiaf Stephen, Windsor. Invt £175-10-00. Taken 30 November, 
171 1, by Daniel Loomis, John Bissell and Timothy Loomis. An invt of 
£58-19-07 of the remaining estate of Stephen and Esther his wife, taken- 
2 April, 171 5, by John Bissell and Daniel Loomis. 

Court Record, Page 57 — 3 March, 1711-12: Adms. granted to Es- 
ther Loomis, widow and relict, on the estate of her deceased husband. 

Page 230 — 6 December, 1714: Esther Loomis being now departed 
this life and her Adms. not finished, this Court grant Adms. unto Stephen 
Loomis, eldest son of sd. deed. 

Page 231 — 3 January, 17 14-15 : This Court appoint James Loomis 
of Windsor to be guardian to Israel Loomis, age 9 years, Mary Loomis 6, 
and Sarah Loomis 3 years of age, children of Stephen Loomis. Recog., 
with Mr. John Bissell of Windsor, £150. 

Page 249 — 4 April, 1715: Stephen Loomis of Windsor, Adms., ex- 
hibits an invt of the moveable estate. 

Page 58 (Vol. IX) 1st April, 1718: Stephen Loomis exhibits an 
account of his Adms. Allowed. Order to dist. the estate : 



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a54 PIOBATB RBONtDS. VOI.. VIII^ 

i s d 
To Stephen Loomis, eldest son, 30-05-10 

To Israel, Amos, Hannah, Mary and Sarah Loomis, to each, 15-02-11 

And appoint Daniel Loomis, John Bissdl and Timothy Loomis, dis- 
tributors. 

Page 37 (Vol. X) 3 January, 1723-4: This Court appoint Jacob 
Drake of Windsor to be guardian to Israel Loomis of sd. Windsor, a 
minor 18 years of age. 

Page 137 — 1st November, 1726: Sarah Loomis, a minor 15 years 
of age, daughter of Stephen Loomis, late of Windsor, deceased, chose 
Peter Mills, Jr., of Windsor, to be her guardian. Recog., ^50. 



Page 62. 

Loomis, nmofhj, Windsor. Invt. i462-o8-oS. Taken 29 Novem- 
ber, 1710, by John Moore, Daniel Loomis and Thomas Moore. 

Court Record, Page 15 — ^3 July, 1710: Adms. granted to Rebeckah, 
the widow. 

Page 72 — 5 May, 1712: This Court appoint Thomas Moore to be 
guardian unto Ichabod Loomis, a minor 19 years of age, son of Timothy 
Loomis, and Rebeckah Loomis to be gfuardian to the rest of her children. 

Page 75 — 5 May, 1712. Rebeckah Loomis, Adms., exhibits now an 
account of her Adms. Accepted. Order to dist the estate as ^Uoweth : 

I s d 
To Rebeckah Loomis, widow, 55-18-06 

To Timothy Loomis, eldest son, 1 17-02-06 

To Ichabod, Uriah, Odiah, Anne and Rebeckah, to each, 58-11-03 

And appoint Thomas Moore, James Enno and John Bissell, distribu- 
tors. And grant the Adms. a Quietus Est 

Page 79 — 2 June, 1712 : Report of the distributors. 



Page 106. 

Lordt Bichard, Hartford. Invt. £6369-18-11. (The real estate part,. 
i2956-i5-09.) Taken 6 February, 1711-12, by William Whiting, Ciprian 
Nidiolls and Aaron Cooke. The value of negro servants was : Andrew, 
£45 ; Robin, £40 ; Diego, £30 ; Sibbelle, £35 ; Hanna and Cuffe, £20 ; Ha- 
ger, £15 ; Leazer, £12. 

Court Record, Page 51 — 4 February, 1711-12: Adms. to Abigail 
Lord, widow, relict of the deceased. Exhibit of inventory. Accepted. 

Page 204 — 8 June: Adms. account allowed: Paid, £190-01-11; re- 
mains for distribution, £6179-17-00. This Court order distribution of 
the estate : To the widow, the use of 1-2 the real estate during life, and 



lyiO TO 1715. PBOBATB RECORDS. 255 

ii074-07-os of personal estate forever ; to Elisha Lord, eldest son, a dou- 
ble share, £127^07-05 ; to Richard, to Epaphras, to Ichabod Lord, younger 
sons, and to Jerusha, Mary and Elizabeth Lord, daughters of the deceased, 
to each of them the sum or value of £638-03-08, which is to each a single 
share. By Capt. Cyprian NichoUs, Capt. Aaron Cook and Mr. Nathaniel 
Stanly of Hartford, or any two of them, to distribute and divide the said 
estate accordingly. 

Page 4 (Probate Side, Vol. IX) : We, John Whiting and Jerusha 
Whiting, wife of the sd. John Whiting, of Hartford, have received from 
Mr. Timothy Woodbridge of Hartford, as he is in right of his wife Mrs. 
Abigail Woodbridge Adms. on estate of Richard Lord, Esq., late of Hart- 
ford, deceased, the sum of £638-03-08, which is in full of all the part and 
portion distributed out of the estate of said Richard Lord, deceased, to 
her the said Jerusha Whiting, alias Lord, daughter of the said Richard 
Lord, as our full portion, and that the same is in full of all demands of 
our part out of the estate of the said Richard Lord, deceased. March, 
1716. 

Witness : Robert Sandford, John Whiting, ls. 

Richard Burnham. Jerusha Whiting, ls. 

Recorded 3 May, 1716- Thomas Kimberly, Clerk. 

Page 97 (Vol. X) 3 August, 1725: Mrs. Abigail Woodbridge, Adms. 
on the estate of Richard Lord, Esq., late of Hartford, deed., exhibited 
an account of debts due to sd. estate carried into the inventory and dist. 
of sd. estate and are lost, amounting to £23-15-08; and also an account of 
what she had paid in debts due from sd. estate since dist., amounting t6 
£36-12-00; and also an account of what she had received due to the sd. 
estate, amounting to £23-07-01 ; which account is accepted and ordered 
to be kept upon file. And likewise exhibited an average of abatement upon 
the respective portions of the relict and heirs of sd. deed, in the dist. of 
the sd. estate, which average is accepted and ordered to be accounted in 
the sd. dist to the relict and heirs accordingly, and be kept on file. 

Page 102 — 4 October, 1725 : This Court do appoint the Rev. Timo- 
thy Woodbridge and Abigail his wife, of Hartford, to be guardians unto 
Richard Lord, 20 years of age, with Epaphras Lord, 16 years of age, and 
Ichabod Lord, 14 years of age. Rec, £500. _ 

Page 122 — 14 March, 1726-7: Whereas, Mrs. Abigail Woodbridge, 
alias Lord, Adms. on the estate of Mr. Richard Lord, late of Hartford, 
deed., exhibited an addition ol a parcel of land at Wethersfield containing 
4 acres, lying*between the land of Jonathan Colfax, deed., and Thomas 
Hurlbut, valued at £12, and also of loss on sd. estate of a parcel of land 
containing 10 acres of upland in the invt. and dist. to Richard Lord, son 
of sd. deed., valued at £30, which cannot be found : Whereupon this Court 
order that the loss aforesd. be made unto the sd. Richard Lord, the son, 
by distributing to him the aforesd. 4 acres, and what is wanting of the sd. 
£30 shall be proportionably borne and paid by the heirs of the sd. deed. 



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256 PROBATE RBCCMtDS. VOI,. VIII, 

Pa£fe 210. 

Hadkj, J(dm, Wethersfield. Died 13 November, I7i2, Invt £112- 
15-02. Taken by Philip Goff, Jr., Joshua Robbins, Jr., and Jacob GoflF. 

Court Record, Page 104—15 December, 1712: Adms. granted to 
Mary Macky, widow. 

Page 151— 3 August, 1713: John Macky, a minor son, 19 years of 
age, son of John Macky, chose Belled Lattimer to be his guardian. 

Page 234—7 February, 1714-15 : Mary Macky, widow, exhibits now 
an account of her Adms. Account allowed. Order to dist. the estate : 

i s d 
To Mary Macky, widow, 5-02-07 

To John, eldest son, 27-15-08 

To Daniel, Samuel, Mary, Elizabeth and Anna, to each, 13-17-10 

And appoint William Warner, Philip Goff Jr. and Joshua Robbins 
the 2nd, distributors. Daniel Mad^, a minor, 19 years of age, chose Mr. 
Robbins of Wethersfield to be his guardian. Recog., £20. This Court 
appoint Maiy Macky of Wethersfield to be guardian to Anna Macky, 12 
years of age, and Samuel, 7 years of age. Recog., £40. 

Page 246—4 April, 1715 : Report of the dist, and Mary Madcy now 
granted a Quietus Est. 

Page 114 (Vol. IX) 3 December, 1719: Daniel Macky, 14 years of 
age, chose Joseph Graham of Wethersfield to be his guardian. Recog., £20. 

Page 167 — 1st May, 1722: Samuel Macky, a minor, 15 years of age, 
son of John Macky of Wetiiersfield, chose Lt. Samuel Royce of Walling- 
ford to be his guardian. Recog., £50. 



Page 180. 

Manure, Philtp, Windsor. Invt. £26-06-11. Taken 13 December, 
1711, by Thomas Marshall, Joseph Phelps and Thomas Moore. 

Court Record, Page 51 — 4 February, 1711-12: Adms. to William 
TuUer of Simsbury, it l^ng supposed that Philip Manure left no apparent 
heir or legal representative alive surviving. This Court constitute Wil- 
liam Tuller conservator upon the estate. 

Page 107 — 6 January, 1712-13 : Citation to William Tuller to ren- 
der an account of his Adms. 

Page III — 2 February, 1712-13 : William Tuller now exhibits an invt 

Page 148 — 6 July, 1713 : William Tuller, Adms., exhibits an account 
of his Adms., which this Court accepts, and grant him a Quietus Est. 



Page 155. 

Marktiam, Deaoon Danieli Middletown. Invt. £384-15-09. Takeii 
18 February, 1711-12, by John Hamlin, Joseph Rockwell and John. Ba- 



con. 



J7IO TO I715. PROBATE SECOSDS. 257 

Will dated 23 November, 1708: I, Daniel Markham, Sen., of Mid- 
dletown, in the County of Hartford, do ordain this my last will and testa- 
ment: I give and bequeath unto Patience my wife, whom I ordain my 
only and sole executrix, so much of my estate as she may choose to im- 
prove during life and £20; also my negro Sampson during her life, and 
then to be free, if she live fourteen years after the date hereof. I give to 
my daughters Martha and Edith £20. My sons Daniel and James 
Markham to have the refusal of my lands, they paying their sisters' por- 
tion. Also to my son Daniel and James Marldiam, to each of them, £50 
in lands. I give to my daughter Elizabeth Bates, £38-15-00. 1 furdier 
j[ive her fearers enough to fill a bed. To my daughter Martha Center, 
£44-10-08, to whom I further give 4 or 5 rods of ground where Jonathan 
Center's house standeth. I give unto my grandson Daniel Markham my 
gun and sword. I request Mr. Russell, Samuel Bidwell and Joseph Rock- 
well to be overseers. 

Witness: John Handin, Daniel Markham, ls. 

Uoadidh Russell, Samuel Kendall. 

Court Record, Page 66—7 April, 1712: The last will of Daniel 
Marldham was now exhibited by Patience Markham, widow, executrix. 
Daniel Markham the son appealed to the Superior Court. 

Page 203 — 8 June, 1714: Upon motion of Daniel Markham, son of 
Deacon Daniel Markham deed., a citation issued to Patience Markham, 
widow, executrix of sd. deed., to appear and choose the £20 given her by 
the will daring life, and give bond that at her death or marriage all those 
goods that remain except the £20, and all except what shall be needful for 
the payment of debts, shall be returned to the children in as good order as 
when taJcen, or tiie value thereof, and that the buildings and fences be 
li^t in good repair. 

Page 205 — 15 July, 1714: Patience Markham now appeared in 
<x>art, per order 8 ^ne last. She being dissatisfied with the resolve of 
this Court, appealed to the Superior Court. 

Page 66 (Vol. IX) 3 June, 1718: Patience Markham being sum- 
tnoned to answer the demands of James and Daniel Markham, sons of 
sd. deed., as set forth in the writ of April, 1718, this Court do not see 
cause io grant what is prayed for. 

P^ 75 — ^5 August, 1718: James Markham appealed to the Superi- 
or Court from a decision of this Court in favor of Patience Markham. 



Page 83. 

MfUMm, Ann» Wethersfield. Invt. £32-02-08. Taken 29 March, 171 1, 
"by Joseph Talcott and John Curtis, Jr. 

Will dated 6 February, 1707-8: I, Ann Mason, of Wethersfield, do 
make this my last will and testament: It is my will that my daughter 
Mary HaJI shall have all my wearing apparrel after my decease. I give to 



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258 PB0BATE RECORDS. VOIr. Vin» 

my son Jonathan Mason all the rest of my estate after my lawful debts 
are paid and funeral charges. And I appoint and constitute Mr. Thomas 
Welles of Wetiiersfield to be sole executor. 

Witness : Samuel Walker, Ann X Mason, ls. 

James Paisson. 

Court Record, Page 34 — 4 June, 171 1: Will exhibited by Thomas 
Welles, Jr., executor. 



Will on File. 



MerooTi Maxy. Nuncupative will, dated 17th day of November, 1712. 
The deposition of Mary Jesse and Rachel Skinner, both of Hartford, is: 

That we, the sd. deponents, being at the house of Mr. Thomas Ho^er 
in Hartford, 17 November, 1710, did then hear Mary Mercer (who was 
sick at sd. house, but, as we apprehended, was at that time of sound mind 
and memory) say tluit she gave her estate to her mother, and desired it 
should be sent to her. And further saith not 

Mrs. Mary Jesse and Rachel Skinner, the deponents, made oath to 
the abovesd. deposition, 6th September, 171 1, at Hartford. 

Test : John Haynes, Assist. 

Court Record, Page 23 — 4 December, 1710: Adms. granted to John 
Skinner, locksmith, on the estate of Mary Mercer, a single woman, for- 
merly of Boston, who died in Hartford. 

Page 67 — 7 April, 1712: John Skinner, Adms., now exhibits an ac- 
count of his Adms : Invt. £36-04-00 ; after paying debts there remains £28- 
00-05. -^d produced in Court an instrument or writing under the hands 
and seals of Anna Moore, Lydia Barker, Sarah Jones and RebedcaJi 
Walker, of Charlestown, and Hopestill Sergeant of Boston, sisters of the 
sd. Mary Mercer, deed., whereby they do convey their interest in sd. es- 
tate unto their mother, Anna Walker, of Charlestown aforesd., widow, 
which instrument is now on file. This Court orders John Skinner to pay 
to the Widow Walker the aforesd. sum of £28-00-05, and take a Quietus 
Est. 



Page 142-143- 

Merrells, John, Sen., Hartford. Invt. £511-08-08. Taken 6 July 
(171 2), by Jolm Sh*^hard, John Skinner and Thomas Hosmer. 

All agreement, made among the heirs of John Merrells, late of Hart- 
ford, deed., I December, 1712: Under divers considerations, and in con- 
sideration of our father not making a will at his decease and settling his 
estate to eadi child, as is common in wills, we do now all agree for our- 
sdves respectively and our heirs: Imprimis: That our father's estate 
shall be all brought into tiie inventory, and that eacf^ child $hall have 
an equal part of said estate, only our eldest brother Nathaniel shall have 



17IOTO I7I5- FBQBATB MEOOMDS, 259 

a double part. 2ndly. We do also agree that Jacob Merrells shall have 
and enjoy that which is given him by deed of guift as his part and share 
of the said estate^ and no more, to be free (excepting our mother her 
thirds) from all incumbrances. 3dly. We do also agree that our mother, 
Sarah Merrells, shall have the thirds of the rest of the whole estate dur- 
ing her natural life. 4thly. We do agree that those of the brethren that 
have deeds of guift shall have liberty to have and to hold that part of sd. 
estate so given them as part of their portion. 5ly. We further agree that 
the double part or portion of the estate that shall be distributed or set out 
to our brother Nadianiel, if he shall live to spend it or come to the right 
use of his reason, to dispose of it at his decease. But if not, that then his 
part of sd. estate so agreed on shall be divided equally amongst the 
brethren and sisters. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands 
and seals the day and year above written. 
Witness : Hes : Wyllys, Sarah X Merrells, ls. 

John Hinks, John Shepherd^ ls., in behalf of 

Nathaniel Merrells, ls. 

Samuel Kellogg, ls. 

John Merrells^ ls. 

Abraham Merrells, ls. 

Daniel Merrells^ ls. 

Wilterton Merrells, ls. 

John Turner, ls. 

Abell Merrells, ls. 

Isaac Merrells, ls. 

Jacob Merrells. 

Court Record, Page 94 — 13 November, 1712 : This Court defers a 
resolution relating to Sie probate of the last will and testament of Mr. 
John Merrells until the ist Monday of December next. 

Page 100 — 1st December, 1712: This Court appoint Deacon John 
Shepherd of Hartford to act in behalf of Nathaniel Merrells of Hartford 
(who is non compos tnentis) in settling the estate of his late father, Mr. 
John Merrels. Sarah Merrells, widow, relict of John Merrels, was ap- 
pointed executrix. She refuseing to act, this Court grant Adms. to Mrs. 
Sarah Merrels and the son Daniel Merrells. Exhibit of an agreement. 
Approved and allowed. 

Page loi — 1st December, 1712: This Court aiq)oint John Merrells 
and Samuel Kellogg to be guardians to Nathaniel Merrells of Hartford, 
eldest son of Deacon John Merrells, and the sd. John Merrells and Sam- 
uel Kellogg recog. £100. 

Page 9-10 (Vol. IX) Probate Side: Dist of the estate of Mr. 
John Merrels, who deceased 18 July, 1712^: 

To our honoured mother, Sarah Merrells, to half the dwelling house 
and bam with the homelot adjoining, to be her own to dispose to her 



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i S d 

heirs and assigns forever, yxxxx> 

To moveable estate^ 29-12-04 

To be paid her annuallj during life for her third of lands, &07-00 

To Nathaniel MerreUs, 104-07-00 

To John Merrells, 52-06-06 

To Abraham Merrells, 52-06-06 

To Daniel Merrells, 52-06-06 

To Wilterton Merrdls, 52-06-06 

To Isaac Merrells^ 52-06-06 

To Abell Merrells, 52-06-06 

To Samuel Kellogg, 52-06-06 

To John Turner, 52-06-06 

Whereof we have hereunto set to our hands and seals the 7th day of 
June, in the thirteenth ]pear of Her Majesties reign, Annoq. Dom. 1714. 
Witness : Daniel Fooie, Sarah Merrells for herself, 

John Cole. Samuel Kellogg and 

John Merrells^ Guardians to 

Nathaniel Merrells^ 

John Merrells, 

Abraham Merrells, 

Daniel Merrells, 

Wilterton Merrells, 

Abbll Merrells, 

Isaac Merrells, 

Samuel Kellogg in right of his wife, 

John Turner in right of his wife. 



IDIlti PeteTi Sen*! Tailor^ late of Windsor, deed. Court Record, Page 
16—3 July, 1710 : Adms. granted to Peter Mills, son of sd. deed. 



Invt ia VoL IX, Page 14. 



Hoorey JoMph, Windsor. Invt £162-02-00. Taken 5 Julj, 1714, bj 
Nathaniel Loomis and Daniel Loomis. 

Court Record, Page 21}— 6 September, 1714: Adms. granted to 
Sarah Moore, widow, relict of sd. deceased. 

Page 187 (Vol. X) 2 April, 1728 : Sarah Moore, Adms., exhibited an 
account of her Adms. Accepted Order to dist: To Sarah Moore, 
widow, her dower ; to Joseph Moore, only son, his double share ; and to 
Sarah ^^estone, to Phd>c and L3pdia Moore, the rest of the children, their 
single portions. And apfioinl Job Loomis, Josiah Moore and Timothy 
Loomis, distributors. 



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Page 216 — 5 April, 1729: Rqx>it of the distribators. 

See dist as per File: 12 April, 1728: To Joeeph Moore, eldest son, to 
Lydia Moore, to Phebe Moore, to Sarah E^estone, to Deborah and to 
Sarah Moore, widow. By Josiah Moore, Job Loomis and Timothy 
Loomis, distributors. 



Page 118. 

Horlej, Thomas, 8eii.| Glastonbury. Inirt. ii9i-02-o8. Taken 30 
January, 1711-12, by Samuel Smith, Thomas Hale, Sen., and Thomas 
Morley, Jr. 

Will dated 23 January, 1711-12: I, Thomas Morley, Sen., husband- 
man, of Glastonbury, do make this my last will and testament: I give 
unto my wife Martha my entire estate with full power to make a will and 
to dispose of what estate is left at her decease to aU the children equally, 
except Mary, to whom I have given her portion, and I do but give her 
one shilling more. Also, it is my will that my son Abell shall have ten 
pounds more than any of the rest of my children. I appoint my wife sole 
executrix. (Not signed.) 

Witness : Samuel Smith, Sen., 
Thomas Motley, Jr., Abel X Motley. 

Court Record, Page 4jS~A Fdmisny, 1711-12: Will approved. 
Thomas Morley, son, and Thomas Widdiam, son-in-law, appealed to the 
Superior Court. 



Page 116. 

Morton, WiUiam, 8en.| Windsor. Invt ^297-10-10. Taken by Jo- 
seph Olmsted, Roger Pitkin and Samuel Bornham. 

Court Record, Page 43 — 7 January, 1711-12: Adms. granted to John 
Morton, son of sd. dera. 

Page 114 — 2 Mardi, 1712-13: John Morton, Adms., exhibits now 
an account of his Adms. Otder to dist the estate: 

£ s d 
To Mary Morton, widow, 63-ia-oo 

To John Morton, 72-01-02 

To Arm Drake, wife of Joseph Drake, 36-00-07 

To Mary Colt, wife of Jabez Colt, 36-0007 

To the heirs of Th(»nas Morton, 36-00-07 

To Samuel Morton, 36-00-07 

To Sarah Morton, 36-00-07 

And appoint R(^;er Wolcott, Jr., Deacon Joseph Olmsted and Na- 
thaniel Pitkin, of Hartford, distributors. John M<nton, Adms., is granted 
a Quietus Est. 

Page 231 — 3 January, I7i4<-is: Report of the distributors. 



263 raoBATZ RBCOBDs. VOL. vni. 

Page 117. 

Morton, WilUim, Jr. Invt. £51-10-00. Taken by Samuel Burnham 
and John Burnham. 

Court Record, Page* 43 — 7 January, 1711-12: Adms. of estate of 
William Morton, late of Windsor, deceased, now granted to John Mor- 
ton, brother of the deed. 

Page 115 — 2 March, 1712-13; John Morton, Adms., exhibits now an 
account of his Adms. Order to dist the estate to the surviving brothers 
and sisters or their legal rqiresentatives : 

£ s d 
To John Morton, brother, who also 7-16-06 

Reed, from Anne Drake and Mary Colt, by purchase, 15-13-00 

To the heirs of Thomas Morton, 7-16-07 

To Samuel and Sarah Morton, to each of fhem, 7-16-06 

And appoint Roger Wolcott, Joseph Ohnsted and Nathaniel Pitkin, 
distributors. John Morton granted a Quietus Est. 

Page 160 (Vol. X) 4 July, 1727: It is represented to this Court by 
Noah Loomis that the estate of sd. deed, had not been distributed accord- 
ing to an order of Court, 2 March, 1712-13, and that William Morton 
died seized of real estate that hath not been inventoried. This Court order 
that John Morton, Adms. on sd. estate, exhibit an inventory of sd. real 
estate in this Court within one month. 

Page 162 — (Date not readable) : John Morton, Adms., now exhibited 
invt. per order of this Court, 4 July last, and pleaded that the real estate 
ought not to be inventoried ; that two parcels of land were bought by his 
father and himself joyntly and never divided ; that upon the death of his 
father the whole of the two parcels of land is vested in him by "Wright" 
of survivourship. Upon what Noah Loomis, who married a sister of sd. 
deceased, and sd. Morton has offered, this Court decides the land ought 
to be inventoried. John Morton appealed to the Superior Court 

Page 179 — 5 March, 1727: John Morton neglected to present his 
appeal to the Superior Court, and Adms. was granted to Noah Loomis. 

Page 232 (Probate Side, Vol. XII) : An addition to the invt. of 2 
parcels of land valued at £59-00-00, taken ist April, 1728, by Richard 
Gilsman and Jno. Wood. 

Invt. and Will in Vol. IX, Page 28. 

HoaeSi John, Simsbury. Invt. £387-08-11. Taken 20 June, 1715, by 
Samuel Humphrey, Sen., Samuel Pettebone and Samuel Humphrey. 

Will dated ist August, 1714: I, John Moses, of Simsbury, do make 
this my last will and testament : I give to my wife Deborah a third part 
of all my improveable lands during her natural life, and the thirds of my 
moveable estate forever. I give unto my son John 5 shillings, seeing I 
have given him already £50. I give unto my son William the half of my 






I7IO TO 1715. PROBATB RECORDS. 263 

land lying upon the West River in the West Mountain, seeing he has al- 
ready received i40. To my son Thomas I give him a hollow lying next 
the river upon the right hand of Farmington Road, south^of Thomas 
Humphrey, he having already received £40. I give my youngest son 
Caleb a double portion of the remainder of my estate. I give unto my son 
Joshua an equal portion with my three daughters, De^rah, Mary and 
Martha, that is to be understood my undivided estate. I appoint James 
Cornish, Sen., and my wife Deborah executors. 
Witness : Andrew Robe, John Moses, ls. 

Mary X Humphrey, James Poisson. 

Court Record, Page 219 — ist November, 1714: Will exhibited by 
James Cornish and Deborah Moses, executors. Will approved. Jc^n 
Moses, a son of sd. deed., appeals unto the Superior Court. 

Page 257 — 7 June, 1715: Adms. granted to John Moses, with the 
will annexed, the executrix appointed by the testator being now deceased. 

Page 258^5 July, 1715 : Caleb Moses, age i6 years, a son of John 
Moses, chose his brother Joshua Moses to be his guardian. Mary Moses, 
age 13 years, chose her brother William Moses to be her guardian. And 
this Court appoint Joshua Moses to be guardian to Martha Moses, age 10 
years. Recog., £50 to each. 

Page 62 (Vol. IX) 28 March, 1718: John Moses of Simsbury^ 
Adms., exhibits an account of his Adms. Allowed. Order the estate dist : 
To Caleb Moses a double portion ; to Joshua, Deborah, Mary and Martha 
Moses, equal shares. William, John and Thomas Moses appealed to the 
Superior Court. 

Page 108 — 7 July, 1719: Whereas, there is 1-3 part of the houseing 
and lands of John Moses (in and by his last will disposed of to his widow 
for her improvement during life, who being lately deed.) remains to be 
dist to the children according to the will : This Court appoint Lt. Samuel 
Humphries, Joseph Case and John Humphries to dist. the sd. 1-3 part un- 
to Joshua Moses, Caleb Moses, Deborah Roberts, Mary Moses and 
Martha Moses, children of sd. deed., according to his last will. 

Page 115 — 5 January, 1719-20: Report of the dist 

Page 58 (Vol. XI) 17 December, 1731 : This Court grant John 
Moses, Adms., a Quietus Est, 



Page 24. 
(Add. Invt. Vol. IX, Page 78.) 

Newberyi Oapt. Benjamin, Windsor. Invt. £1006-0806. Taken 31 
March, 1710, by John Moore, Sen., Matthew AUyn and Return Strong. 
Additional invt. of £279-03-00, taken 17 May, 1720, by Daniel Loomis, 
James Enno and Timothy Loomis. 

Will dated 14 June, 1709: Whereas I, Benjamin Newbery of Wind- 
sor, am going forth in His Majestie's service, and do therefore leave this 



a64 PROBATE RECORDS. VOI,. VIII^ 

as my last will : I give to my wife Hamiah iioo to be at her owb diwposdl 
forever; also the use and improvement of my whole estate until my chil- 
dren arrive at age, my sons to 21 years and my daughters to 18 years. I 
give to my stm Benjamin £200, to my son Roger £150, to my two daugh- 
ters, Hannah £100 and Abigail iioo. I appoint my wife Hannah to be 
sole executrix, and desire Mr. John Eliot, Esq., John Moore, Sen., Roger 
Wolcott and Thomas Moore to be overseers. 
Witness : John Moore, Sen,, Benjamin Nbwbery. 

Court Record, Page i — 2 January, 1709-10: Will proven. 
Page 99 (Vol. IX) 6 March, 1718-19: Hannah Newbery, alias Mer-^ 
riman, executrix of the last will of Capt. Benjamin Newbery, deed., ex- 
hibits now an account of her Adms. Accepted. And this Court order 
the estate dist. according to the last will of the sd. deed. : 

£ s d 
To Hannah Newbery, alias Merriman, relict, 100-00-00 

To the heir of Benjamin Newbery, deed., eldest son, 261-01-07 

Also to him his portion in his own right of Abigail Newbery's 

part in sd. estate, who died before the eldest son. 
To Roger Newbery, 2nd son, ^ 258-01-05 

Including his portion of his sisters Hannah and Abigail New- 
bery, both deceased. 
To Mary Newbery, daughter of sd. deed., 117-16-11 

And appoint Col. Matthew AUyn, Roger Wolcott and Capt Thomas- 
Moore dist. This Court appoint Mrs. Hannah Newbery, alias Merriman,. 
to be guardian to her children, viz., Roger Newbery, age 13 years, and 
Mary Newbery, 9 years, children of Benjamin Newbety, deed. Recc^.^ 



Page 15 (Vol. X) 3 April, 1723 : Upon the motion of Hannah Merri- 
man, alias Newbery, relict of Capt. Benjamin Newbery, that her dower or 
diird part of the real estate of sd. deed, may be ordered set out to her, 
a writ was issued to notify James Porter and Ruth Newbery, guardians to 
Benjamin Newbery, grandson to the sd, deed. The sd. James Porter and 
Hannah Merriman now appeared and were heard upon sd. motion, and 
the sd. Hannsdi Merriman declared that she renounced the bequest in the 
last will of the sd. deed, of £4-10-00 to be paid her during life, supposed to 
be given her in right of her dower, whereupon this Court have considered 
that 1-3 part of the houseing and lands of the sd. deed, shall be set out un- 
to the sd. Hannah Merriman for her improvement during life. The sd. 
James Porter appealed from the judgement of this Court to the Superior 
Court to be held at Hartford in September next. Rec, £10. 



Page 16. 

Newbery, Benjamin, Windsor. Died 24 September, 1709. Invt. 
£234-18-00. Taken 7 November, 1709, by Roger Wolcott and Joseph 
Skinner, Jr. 



I7IO TO 1715. PBOBATB RBOOBDS. 265 

Benjamin Newbery, being of sound understanding and memory, be- 
ing about to undertake a journey toward Canada, not Imowing how Provi- 
dence may dispose of him, hath left this as his last will and testament : I 
give to my loving brother Joseph Newbery all my land, both meadow and 
upland, with the crop that now stands upon it, to be his and his heirs for- 
ever ; and I g^ve him also my horse now in tiie woods and my saddle and 
bridle and otiier horse furniture, and all my wearing clothes, both woolen 
and linen, provided that he pay my debts and other legacies. I give to my 
sister Hannah Wolcott £40. I give to my little Cosin Hannah Woolcci 
£ao, to be paid by my executor to her when she shall arrive at the age of 
18 years. I constitute my brother Joseph Newbery executor. 

Witness: William Woolcoti, Benjamin X Newbery. 

Abiak Woolcott. 



Page 40. 

North, John, Farmington. Died 2 February, 1709-10. Invt £39- 
12-07. Taken by Samuel Newell, Sen., and Joseph North. 

Court Record, Page i — 2 January, 1709-10: Adms. granted joyntly 
to Jane North, widow, and Thomas North, brother of sd. deed. 

Page 126--6 April, 1713 : Thomas North, Adms., exhibits now an ac- 
count of his Adms. Order to dist. the estate : 

i s d 
To Jane North, widow relict, 9-12OJ 

To Thomas, eldest son, (Broken page.) 

To Nathaniel, Joseph, Ebenezer, Hannah, Mary, Rebedkah, 

Lydia and Sarah North, to each of them, 2-02-dS 

And appoint John Stanly, Samuel Newell and Joseph North, of Far- 
mington, dist. 

Page II (Vol. VH) 8 April, 1701 : John North is appointed guardian 
to his two daughters which he had by Mary Warner. 

Page 126—6 April, 1713: This Court appointed Hannah North of 
Farmington to be guardian to her two daughters Lydia and Sarah, both 
minors above 14 years, and also allow the sd. Hannah North to be 
guardian to her son Ebenezer North, 14 years of age. Joseph North, a 
minor, chose Thomas North to be his guardian. Recog., £100. 

Page 216—4 October, 1714: Report of the distrftutors. 



Page 261. 

Horth, Thomas, Farmington. Invt. £233-13-10. Taken 19 Decem- 
ber, 1712, by Samuel Newell, Joseph North and Thomas Burd. 

Court Record, Page 99— ist December, 171 2: Adms. to Hannah 
North, widow, and Thomas North, a son of the deceased. 



266 PSC»KATE RECOBDS. VOL. VXII, 

Page 164 — 17 November, 1713: Adms. account allowed. Order to 
distribute the estate to Hanndi North, widow, to Thomas, to Nathaniel, 
to Joseph, to Ebenezer, to Hannsdi, to Mary, to Rebecca, to Lydia, to 
Sarah North. By Jdm Stanly, Samuel Newell and Joseph North. 



Page 47. 

Notti John, 8en.| Wethersfield. Invt. £624-01-09. Taken 27 June, 
1710, by James Patterson, David Buck and Samuel Smith. 

Court Record, Page 15 — ^3 July, 1710: Adms. to Patience Nott, 
widow, and John Nott, a son. 

Page 63 — 4 Mardi, 1711-12: This Court appoint Patience Nott of 
Wethersfield to be guarcUan to her 3 children, minors, viz., Abraham, 
ThankfuU and Anne. 

Page 64 — 4 March, 1711-12: Adms. exhibits now an account of ttieir 
Adms. Allowed. Order to dist the estate : 

£ s d 
To Patience Nott, widow, 40-02-04 

To John, eldest son, 125-19-09 

To Jonathan, William, Nathaniel, Gershom, Abraham, Thank- 
full and Anne Nott, to each, 62-19-10]^ 

And appoint Capt. Robert Welles, John Curtis, Jr., and Benjamin 
Churchill distributors. And grant Patience and John Nott a Quietus 
Est. 

Page 198 (Vol. X) 21 August, 1728: Ann Nott informs this Court 
that her father, John Nott the 2nd, died intestate about 18 or 19 years ago, 
and an invt. exhibited in Court, debts paid, and an order to distribute. 
The distributors set out to each child so many pounds in value, but did 
not set out each child's part by meets and bounds as they ought to have 
done. The children have by consent given the widow Patience Nott liber- 
ty to improve the whole of sd. lot ever since the sd. dist. Now the sd. 
Patience Nott, being willing to improve her part separately, moves this 
.Court that sd. lot of land be set out to her and the rest by meets and 
bounds, to the end that she may know which is her particular part to im- 
prove. This Court appoint Benjamin Churchill, Jonathan Bumham and 
Capt. Robert Welles to set out by meets and bounds according to a for- 
mer dist, allowing the widow to improve a third part of each diild's por- 
tion. 

Page 202^1 st October, 1728 : John Nott moves this Court that the 
home lot of his late father, John Nott, might be set out to him, he pay- 
ing the rest of the heirs tiieir portions according to just value. 

Page 85 (Vol. XI) 13 March, 1732-3 : Thomas Harris and William 
Blynn, in right of their wives ThankfuU and Ann, heirs to the estate of 
John Nott of Wethersfield, moves this Court to set out the home lot of 
the deed, by meets and bounds to the respective heirs, according to an 



lyiO TO 1715. PSOBATB RECORDS. 267 

order of the Court, 4 March, 1711*12. And it appears to this G>urt, by 
tfie sd. distribution, that the sd. home lott was not divided to the heirs by 
meets and bounds, and now appoint Jonathan Belding, Jacob Goodrich 
and Jonathan Bumham to set out, etc. John Nott, the eldest son, appeals 
to the Superior Court. 

Page 8 (Vol. XIII) 31 May, 1737: Patience Nott, widow, showing 
that her husband had been many years dead, yet there had not been set out 
to her any right of dower in the real estate, diis Court now appoint Nath- 
aniel Bumham, Gideon Wells and Elizer Goodrich to set out to her 1-3 
part of the land by meets and botmds. 



Page 68. 

Olcott, George, Hartford. Invt £261-03-00. Taken 2 March, 1710- 
II, by Joseph Bsunard and James Steele. 

Court Record, Page 27 — 5 February, 1710-11: Adms. to Sarah Ol- 
cott, widow, John Bunce and Thomas Olcott. 



Page 177. 

Olcott, John, Hartford. Invt £560-19-09. Taken 2 May, 1712, by 
Cyprian Nickolls, John Pratt and Thomas Olcott 

Court Record, Page 65 — j April, 1712: Adms. granted to Mrs. Mary 
Olcott, relict and widow of sd. deed. 

See File : We whose names are underwritten, being appointed to di- 
vide the estate of John Olcott, late of Hartford, deceased, and being under 
oath thereunto, we dist. to the widow or relict of the sd. John Olcott one- 
third part of tile house and garden and 1-3 part of the land at Samuel 
Cadwell's during life. And to Joseph Famsworth and Marah his wife, 
J4 of the homelott with the house thereon, or 2-3 thereof, the other third 
at the death of the widow. To Rachel Olcott, J4 of the homelott with the 
little house thereon, valued at £100. To Abigail Olcott, the land lying 
between land formerly T)niiothy Phelps's and Samuel Cadwell, valued at 
£50. The land in the south medow formally belonging to Timothy Hide, 
now in the possession of Mr. Watson, and die reversion of which belong- 
eth unto the heirs of the sd. John Olcott, we dist to each of the sd. heirs 
an equal part thereof when the reversion thereof retumeth to them, the 
widow then to have 1-3 thereof. 

This we give in as our distribution, this 25th of June, 1722. 

Test: Hez: Wyllys, Clerk. Aaron Cooke, 

John Pratt. 

We whose names are underwritten have agreed, divided and received 
our parts of the moveable estate of John Olcott, late of Hartford, de- 



^8 PSOBATE RECQIDS. VOX*. Yllly 

ceased, the full proportion of our part thereof according to the order of 
the Court of Probate. As witness our hands and seals. 
Witness: Aaron Cooke, Joseph Wadsworth, ls. 

John Pratt. Mary Wadsworth, ls. 

Jos. ffarnsworth^ ls. 

Mary farnsworth, ls. 

Rachel Ollcot^ ls. 

Abigail Olcot^ ls. 

Page I02 (Vol. IX) : At a Court of Probate held at Hartford. 26 
May, 1722, Joseph Talcott, Judge, and Hez: Wyllys, Qerk: 

Mrs. Mary Wadsworth, alias Olcott, Adms. on the estate of Mr. John 
Olcott, late of Hartford, deed., now exhibited an account of her Adms., 
in which it appears that she has paid in loss of estate and spent in the 
family, and also abated out of the inventory estate not belonging to the 
said John Olcott, amounting to tfie sum of iigSnoS-oS, which acoot this 
Court accept and order it te kept on file. And whereas, it appears upon 
record that the inventory of sd. estate amounts to the value of £360-19-0^, 
from which, substracting the sum of £198-08-08, there will then remam 
the sum of £362-11-01 to be dist as foUoweth: viz.. To Elizabeth Wads- 
worth, alias Olcott, relict of the deed., out of ye moveable estate the stun 
or value of £49^-01, which is 1-3 part thereof, to be her own forever; 
and 1-3 part of the houseing and lands of the sd. deed, for her improve- 
ment during life. And the residue of sd. estate, including the relict'.s 
thirds after her decease, in houseing and lands, to be dist. as foUoweth : 
To Mary ffamswortii, Rachel Olcott, and to Abigail Olcott, daughters of 
the deceased, the sum or value of £104-08-00, which is their equal part or* 
portions of sd. estate. And tfiis Court do appoint Capt Aaron Cooke, Mr. 
Nathaniel Stanly and John Pratt of Hartford, or any two of tfiem, to dist» 
and set out the sd. estate accordingly. 

Page 170-— 25 June, 1722 : Report of the dist Also an agreement for 
dividing the moveable estate was now exhibited in Court under the hands 
and seals of Capt. Joseph Wadsworth, Mrs. Mary Wadsworth, Joseph 
Famsworth and Mary Famsworth, Rachel Olcott, and Abigail Olcott, 
whidi agreement is accepted by the Court, ordered recorded and kqyt on 
file. 



Page 216. 

Olcott, Thomas, Jr., Hartford. Invt. £128-05-06. Taken 30 Janu- 
ary, 1712-13, by Aaron Cooke and Thomas Wadsworth. 

Will dated ist December, 1712: I, Thomas Olcott, being in expecta- 
tion tiiat my change is very near, do make this my last will and testament : 
I give to my wife Hanndi 1-2 of my estate during her life, and the other 
half I give to my three sons, an equal share of, and my daughter half so 
much as one of my sons. I make my wife sole executrix. 
Witness : Joseph Talcott, Thomas Olcott, ls. 

Hes: Wyllys. 



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171O TO 1715. PROBATE RECORDS. 369 

Court Rccwd, Page 102—15 December, 1712: Will exhibited and 
proven. The executrix refuses, and is appointed Adms. on the estate of 
Thomas Olcott, Jr., with the will annexed. 

Page 212—2 August, 1714: This Court doth allow to Hannah Olcott, 
relict of Thomas Olcott, late of Hartford, deed., out of the estate for 
what she hath paid, £60-01-03 ; and for what the treasurer hath received, 
i59- 10-00; remaining, £8-14-03. 

Page 74 (VoL IX) 5 August, 1718: Upon motion of Hannah Olcott, 
Adms., this Court order the administrators of the late Treasurer Whit- 
ing, deed., shall. deliver the book of accounts in their hands late belong- 
ing to the sd. Thomas Olcott, deed., unto the sd. Hannah Olcott. 

Page so (Vol. XI) 10 August, 1731 : Hannah Olcott, the widow, 
moves this Court that her dower or tfiird part of the lands of the deed, be 
set out to her. This Court appoint Capt John Sheldon, Ensign Na- 
thaniel Goodwin and Obadiah Spencer to set out sd. lands. 

Page 85-22 March, 1732-3 : Jonathan Olcott, son to Thomas Ol- 
cott and grandson to Samuel Olcott, both deceased, moves this Court to 
give judgement on such parts of the will of the sd. Samuel Olcott, decd.» 
wherein ne hath given or did give to Thomas Olcott, his son, and the 
heirs of his body, several parcels of land, that the Court will say in what 
proportion sd. lands shall be divided amongst the sons of sd. Thomas 
Olcott, deed., being the only surviving children of sd. deed. Decree : The 
land shall be equally divided in quantity and quality to and among the sd. 
heirs, Jonathan Olcott, Thomas Olcott and Joseph Olcott. And the sd. 
Jonathan Olcott appealed from this decree to the Superior Court 



Onepenny, Saralt (Indian Woman.) Court Record, Page 141 — 19 
May, 1713: The nuncupative will of Sarah Onepenny, an Indian wo- 
man, who gave her land (3 or 4 acres in the South Meadow near the 
Wigwams, in Hartford) to Scipio, her grandson, was now exhibited in 
Court and testimony made thereto by her sister Hannah, an Indian wo- 
man, and Mrs. Mary Whiting, single woman, of Hartford, which testi- 
mony is confirmed by the Court. And Col. William Whiting was de- 
desired to oversee the sd. Scipio. 

Page 191 — 19 April, 1714: This Court appoint Mr. Thomas Hos- 
more and Mr. Thomas Seamore of Hartford to set out or measure the 
land in the South Meadow given by Sarah Onepenny, an Indian woman, 
to her grandson Scipio, servant to Col. William Whiting. 

Page 284 — Probate Side : Pursuant to an order of the Court of Pro- 
bate bearing date the 19th of April, 1714, land was set out or dist to 
Scipio, an Indian : We, the undersigned, have laid out a piece of land in 
the South Meadow containing 4 acres and 55 rods beside the highway, 
and land on which the Indians dwell, and is thus butted and bounded: 
south on the land of Joseph Catlin 33 rods, west on the land of Capt. Wyl- 
lys 53 rods, and northeasterly upon the Great River 61 rods, which sd. 



270 PROBATE RECORDS. VOlt. VIIZ, 

piece of land is and has been reputed to belong to the Indians for a great 
many years. We left Col. Whiting upon the sd. land, who is to improve 
it for the benefit of Scipio, an Indian boy, who dwells with him, as is 
mentioned in the order abovesd. 

28 April, 1714. Thomas Hosmer, 

Thomas Seamore. 



Page 230. 

Owen, Daniel, Windsor. Invt £28-05-00. Taken 27 February, 1712- 
I3» by Daniel Hayden and Josiah Bissell. 

Court Record, Page 31 — 2 April, 171 1 : Whereas, Daniel Owen, son 
of Daniel Owen deceas^, hath now for several years last past been 
absent abroad upon the seas, and his estate being in a suffering and 
wasting condition, this Court appoint Daniel Bissell of Windsor, uncle to 
Daniel Owen, and Joseph Burge, his brother, to take care of the estate. 

Page 105 — 5 January, 1712-13 : This Court order the Clerk to cite 
Daniel Bissell and Joseph Burge of Windsor, who were appointed con- 
servators, to appear and render an account of management of the sd. es- 
tate. 

Page 136 — ^4 May, 1713: Invt exhibited. 



Owen, Unmc. Court Record, Page 7—6 March, 1709-10 : This Court 
grants Adms. on the estate of Isaac Owen unto John Owen, a brother of 
sd. deed. 



Page 246. 

Palmer, Timofhj, Windsor. Invt £65-10-01. Taken 2 October, 
1713, by Thomas Marshall and John Bissell. 

Court Record, Page 158—5 October, 171 3 : Adms. to John Palmer, 
son of the deceased. 



Pantry, John, Jr., Hartford. Invt £72-02-04. Taken 21 April, 1713, 
by Nathaniel Goodwin and John Skinner. 

Court Record, Page 127 — 6 April, 1713: Adms. to Mary Pantry, 
widow. 

Page 185—5 April, 1714: Mary Pantry of Farmington, Adms., ex- 
hibits now in this Court an account of her Adms. This Court order the 
remaining estate to be left in the Adms. hands for subsisting the young 
child. 



17x0 TO 1715* PIOBATS RBCOBDS, 2Jl 

Page 220 (Vol. X) 3 June, 1729: This Court appoints Solomon 
Boltwood of Hadley, in the County of Hampshire, in the Province of 
Massachusetts Bay, in New Ejigland, to be guardian to Abigail Pantry^ 
daughter of John Pantry, Jr., formerly of Hartford, deed., and the sd. 
Boltwood and Capt Thomas Seymour of Hartford acknowledge them- 
selves bound in a recc^. of iioo. 



Page 238. 

Pettebone, John, Sen., Simsbury. Died 15 July, 1713 : Invt £41?- 
10-10. Taken 22 July, 1713, by Joseph Phelps, Joseph Case and John 
Slater. 

Will dated 2 December, 1707 : I, John Pettebone, Sen., do make this 
my last will and testament : I give to my wife Sarah, I will and give to 
her, my household goods that belongs to the house within doors, to be 
for her comfort while she lives, and at her disposal when she dies. I give 
to my eldest son John Pettebone, besides what I have formerly given him, 
all that land joining to Samuel Wilcockson, Jr. I give him my land at 
Brickiln Swamp. I give to my son Stephen Pettebone, besides what I 
have already given him, the 1-2 of my 40-acre lott; also my land which 
I have at Bam Door Hills. I give to my son Samuel Pettebone, besides 
what I have already given him, the other half of my lot at the West River 
with his brother Stephen, and my lot in Hazel Meadow, and the half 
part of my lotment of land at Second Brook. I give to my son Henry 
Pettebone the 1-2 part of my house and homested, with the lands that 
are mine adjacent thereunto ; also 1-2 of my lot in Nodd Meadow. I give to 
my son Joseph Pettebone the other half of my house and homested and 
the land adjacent, the other half of my Nod Meadow lot, and the other 
moiety of my lot upon Second Brook. I give to my daughters, besides 
what they have already received: to Sarah, £20; to Rebsckah, £3; to 
Anne, £20 ; also to my grandchild Sarah Mills, that lives with me, £5 ; and 
in case of her decease this £5 to go to the other grandchildren by the 
name of Mills. I appoint my sons John Pettebone and Samuel Pettebone 
executors. 

Witness: Dudley Woodbridge, John X Pettebone, ls. 

John Higley, Sen., Samuel Wilcockson. 

A codicil added to the will, bearing date ist November, 171 1. 
Witness: Samuel Wilcockson, John X Pettebone, ls. 

Timothy Woodbridge, Jr. 

Court Record, Page 151 — ^3 August, 1713 : Will proven. 



Page 174. 

Phelps, Timothy, Hartford. Invt. £486-11-11. 
by Aaron Cooke, John Pratt and Thomas Olcott. 



^7^ PKOaiATE RECOBDS. VOL* VIIX, 

Will dated 28 March, 1712 : I, Timothy Phelps, do make this my last 
will and testament : I give to my wife Sarah 1-3 part of all my real and 
personal estate during her natural life. I give to each of my daughters 
severally £50 as money, to be paid in lands or goods at tfie discretion of 
my executrix. And with respect to my eldest daughter, now married, my 
will is that what she hath already received of me be part of her £30. AU 
the rest of my estate not disposed of as before I give to my son Timothy 
and to his heirs forever. I give to my wife the use and improvement of all 
my estate for the bringing up of my children till the time of the payment 
of the several legacies above specified. I appoint my wife Sarah sole 
executrix. 

\\^tness : John Pratt, Timothy X Phelps, ls. 

John Skinner. 

Court Record, Page 75 — ^5 May, 1712: Will proven. 

Page 21 (Vol. X) 4 June, 1723 : This Court appoint Elisha Lord, 
Lt Nathaniel Marsh and Joseph Pitkin to set out 1-3 part of sd. estate to 
Sarah Phelps, widow; also, legacies to be paid to the daughters of sd. 
deed., and to Timothy Phelps, only son. 



Page 123. 

PhelpBi William, Windsor. Invt. £288-15-00. Taken 31 January, 
1711-12, by Benajah Holcomb, Thomas Griswold and William Phelps. 

Court Record, Page 51 — 4 February, 1711-12: Adms. granted to 
Hannah Phelps, widow, and Samuel Hayden. 

Page 136 (Vol. IX) 6 September, 1720: Hannah Phelps and Sam- 
uel Hayden, Adms., exhibit an account of their Adms. Order to dist. 
the estate as followeth: 

i s d 
To Hannah Phelps, widow, 19-07-03 

To William Phelps, eldest son, S7"03"07 

To Daniel, John, Charles, Hannah, Phebe and Elizabeth 

Phelps, the rest of the children, to each of them, 28*1 1-09 

And appoint Nathaniel Pinney, Timothy Loomis and William Phe^, 
distributors. 

Page 13 (Vol. X) 2 April, 1723 : Report of the distributors. 



^age 20. 

Pinneji Isaac, Windsor. Invt. £500-01-00. Taken 10 December, 
1709, by Abraham Phelps, Sen., and Job Drake, Sen. 

Court Record, Page 4 — 6 February, 1709-10: Adms. granted to 
Sarah Pinney, widow, and Isaac Pinney, son of sd. deed. 

Page 190 — 14 April, 1714: Isaac Pinney declared he had not inter- 
meddled with the estate and declined the trust He was discharged, and 
Sarah Pinney to be sole Adms. 



17IO TO I7I5* PROBATE RECORDS. ^73 

Page 13 (Vol. IX) 1st May, 1716: Sarah Pinney, Adms., exhibits 
an account of debts due from the estate, whereby it appears that there is 
not sufficient of the moveable part of that estate to discharge the sd. debts, 
which account is allowed. 

Page 165 — y April, 1722 : Sarah Pinney, Adms., exhibits now an ac- 
count of her A<hns. Accepted. Order to dist. the estate : To Sarah Pin- 
**ey i"3 part of the real estate for her improvement during life; to Isaac 
Pinney, eldest son ; Jonathan Humphrey, Daniel, Noah, Sarah and Han- 
nah Pinney and Mary Gridley, children of the sd. deed., to each a single 
part of sd. estate. And appoint Israel Stoughton, Ebenezer Fitch and 
Abraham Phelps, Jr., distributors. Noah Pinney, 18 years of age, chose 
Israel Stoughton of Windsor to be his guardian. 

Page ^ (Vol. X) 5 May, 1724 : Report of the dist. Accepted and 
ordered filed. 



Page 41. 

Porter, Nathaniel^ Lebanon, late residing in Hartford. Invt. £305- 
01-04. Taken at Lebanon by William Qark, John Calkin and John 
Srnitfi ; at Hartford by Joseph Olmsted and Roger Pitkin. 

Court Record, Page 13 — 5 June, 1710: Adms. to Hezekiah Porter of 
Hartford. 

Page 87 — ^4 August, 1712 : Upon request of Samuel Buell of Killing- 
worthy it is ordered that an order be made out to call Hezekiah Porter 
of Hartford, Adms. on the estate of Nathaniel Porter of Lebanon, before 
this Court to render account of his administration. 

5 August, 1712: Hezekiah Porter was granted some more time, but 
ordered to report upon such a day, and further ordered to pay to Mr. 
Buell, now appointed guardian to Nathaniel Porter, son and heir (a 
minor, about 8 years of age), all mcmies, bilb, credits, etc And the sd. 
Samuel Buell recog. iiao. 

Page 91 — 6 October, 1712: Hezekiah Porter of Hartford, Adms. 
on the estate of his late brother, Nathaniel Porter, late of Lebanon, ren- 
dered account (to account further). 

Page 144 — 1st June, 1713 : Hezekiah Porter, Adms., now renders a 
supplementary report. Account allowed. 



Page 80. 

Porteri Deacon Thomas, Farmington. Died 28 March, 171 1. Invt. 
£179-17-00. Taken 12 May, 171 1, by John Hart, Sen., Daniel Andrews, 
Sen., and Isaac Cowles. 

Will dated 28 March, 171 1 : I, Thomas Porter, being not like to con- 
tinue long in tills world, I desire to dispose of my estate as f oUoweth : I 
give to my son Timothy Porter all my lands. I leave my wife Lois Por- 



274 PRDBATB BSGOBDS. VOI,. VUl^ 

m 

ter to the loveing care and keeping of my son Timothy Porter by reason 
that she is not able to manage things so as may be for her own com- 
fort alone. And my will is that my wife shall have the improvement of 
all my household goods during the time of her natural life, and the whole 
dispose of one cow in life and in death. My will is that after my wife's 
decease my grandchild Etmice Goodwin shall have all that is left and re- 
mains of my household goods, now left with my wife. [At this point 
Deacon Porter fainted and ceased to live.] 
Attest : John Hart, Sen., 

Samuel Porter, Sen. 

» 

This agreement endorsed on the back side of the will on file: 
Whereas, by the prouidence of god Decon Thomas porter oflF flFar- 
mington dyed before hee had ffinshed his Last Will & Testament respect- 
ing Some thing he intended to giue his Grandchild Lois goodwin of 
Hartford, itt is this day fFully agreed Betweene his onely son & Heyer, 
Timothy porter, & Nathaniell G<x>dwin in Behalfe off his daughter Lois 
goodwin, that the sayd Timothy Porter shall giue unto the sayd Na- 
thaniel Goodwin ffor his daughter Lois goodwin the ffull & just sum off 
£15 att Inuentory price out of his ffather's Estate that is prised att mony 
price, and that this G>ndition Being performed die aboue mentioned Wiu 
& Testament off Decon porter shall stand in fFuU power & vertue of as is 
written on the other side of this paper respecting all other persons Qmi- 
cemed. As witness our Hands this 7th off June, 171 1. 
Witness : Caleb Stanly, Senior, Timothy Porter, 

Daniel Smith. Nathaniell Goodwin. 

Court Record, Page 34—4 June, 171 1 : The last will of Thomas Por- 
ter was exhibited by Timothy Porter, only son, which was not wholly 
finished and signed before his death, together with an agreement endorsed 
on sd. will, made by the said Timothy Porter, only son, and Nathaniel 
Goodwin, Jr., of Hartford, weaver, who married the only daughter of the 
said deceased, for allowing said will. Adms., with the will annexed, to 
Timothy Porter. 



Invt. Page 40 (Vol. IX). 



Porter, William, Haddam. Invt. £138-02-08. Taken ist January,. 
1713-14, by Elijah Braynard and Hezekiah Braynard. 

Court Record, Page 200 — 7 June, 1714: Adms. granted unto Sarah 
Porter, widow. William Porter, 14 years oi age, chose his mother, Sarah 
Porter, to be his guardian. Recog., iioo. 

Page 254 — 12 May, 1715 : Sarah Porter of Haddam, 14 years of age,, 
chose Hezekiah Brainard of Haddam to be her guardian. 

Page 256—7 June, 1715: Sarah Porter, Adms., exhibits now an 
account of her Adms. Also she prayes this Court for an allowance of 
40 shillings for Adms. and £10 for subsisting the youngest child, Abiall 



I7IOTOI7I5* • PB0BATB RBGaRDS* 275 

Porter, daughter of sd. deceased, the same being a year and 4 months old, 
which was allowed out of the estate before the dist. Order to dist. the 
estate: 

£ s d 
To the widow, Sarah Porter, 31-00-00 

To William, ddest son, 41-09-04 

To Amos, Sarah, Mary, Martha and Abial Porter, to each, 20-14-08 

And appoint Simon Smith, Elijah Brainard and Hezekiah Brainard, 
distributors. 

Page 119 (Vol. IX) 9 February, 1719-20: This Court appoint Jo- 
seph Arnold of Haddam to be goardian to Amos Porter, age 15 years, 
and Mary Porter, age 13 years. Kecog., iioo. 

Page 143 — 6 December, 1720: 'Diis Court appoint Elijah Brainard 
of Haddam to be guardian unto Martha and Abial Porter, minor chil- 
dren of William Porter, deed. Recog., iioa 

Dist File: 15 March, 1719-20: To the widow, Sarah Porter, now 
Sarah Ventrus, to Abial, to William, to Amos, to Mary, to Martha, to 
Sarah Porter. By Simon Smith, Elijah Brainard and Hezekiah Brainard. 

Page 162 — 6 February, 1721-2 : Report of the distributors. 



POW0II9 Thomaa. Court Record, Page 134—9 April, 1713: John 
Stedman, of Wethersfield, appointed guardian to Thomas Powell of 
Wethersfield, age 11 years, son of WillSun Powell of Wethersfield, sup- 
posed departed this life. ' 

Page 257. 

Sanny, Hannahi Single Woman, Middletown. Invt £38-05-05. Ta- 
ken 24 November, 17 13, by John Warner and Samuel Frary. 

Court Record, Page 160 — 2 November, 1713: Adms. granted unto 
Joseph Ranny, a brother of sd. deed. 

Page 163 — J December, 1713 : Joseph Ranny exhibits an account of 
his Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the estate to the surviving brothers 
and sisters. And appoint John Sage, Samuel Frary and John Warner, 
distributors. 

Dist. File: 25 December, 1713: Dist of the estate to the surviving 
brothers and sisters: To Thomas, to John^ to Joseph, to Ebenezer, to 
Mary the wife of Capt. John Savage, to Elizabeth the wife of Jonatfian 
Warner, to Esther the wife of Nathaniel Savage, to Margaret and Abigail 
Ranny. By John Warner and Samuel Frary. 

Page 167—4 January, 1713-14: Report of the distributors. 



Page 253. 
Sanny, Thomaa, Middletown. Invt. £758-19-10. Taken 27 July, 
I7I3» by John Sage, Samuel Frary and John Warner. Will dated 6 
March, 171 1. 



a76 PBOBATB RBCOH>& VOI«. VUX, 

I, Thomas Ranney of Middtetown, do make this my last wiU and 
testament : I give to my wife Mary, during her natural life, the use of 
half of my dwelling house wherein she now lives, half of my homelot, 
half of my old bam, with the whole of my upper lot in Long Meadow, 
also that land that her Father Hubbard gave her. And I appoint my son 
Thomas to take care of his mother. I give to my son Thomas the lot on 
which his house stands, and t 1-2 acres of my land in Wongonk Meadow, 
and the whole of the upper Long Meadow lot, after his mother's de- 
cease. That lot near Wongunk or Indian Hill, the east part, I reserve 
for myself ; the west part thereof I will that it be divided unto my four 
sons equally betwixt them, viz., Thomas, John, Joseph and Ebenezer. I 
give to my son John that lot whereon his house stands, with one acre of 
land, I give to my son Joseph the lot whereon his house stands, with one 
acre of land. I give uHto my son Ebenezer half of my dwelling 
house, homested and old bam, and the other half after his mother's de- 
cease, provided he do. pAy to Mary Savage, Elizabeth Warner and Easter 
Savage £5 apiece ; also that he should g^ve to his sisters, vizt., to Hannah, 
Margaret and Abigail^ 10 much of his part of G>ld Spring lot as shall 
amount to £15 in pav. - I give to my son and daughter John and Mary 
Savage land in the lower meadow. I give unto my son and daughter 
Jonathan and Elizabeth Warner, in addition to what they have already 
had, £5. I give to tny son and daughter Nathaniel and Easter Savage £5 
in addition to what tfiey have already had. I give unto my grandson Wil- 
lett Ranney about 8 aeries of a Timber Hill lot I give unto my grandson 
Thomas Savage my lott in the Dead Swamp. Lastly, I now appoint my 
sons Thomas, John and Joseph to be executors, and desire Mr. David 
Deming and my son John Savage overseers. 

Witness : Nathaniel WhUe^ Thomas X Ranney, ls. 

Samuel Frary, Timothy St^ge. 

Court Record, Page 147 — 6 July, 1713 : Will proven. 



Bead, Arthur, late of Hartford (but lately residii^ in Hatfield). 

Court Record, Page 3(>--a April, 171 1 : Adms. granted to Col. Sam- 
uel Partridge of Hatfield, in the County of Hampshire and Province of 
Massachusetts Bay. 

Ps^e 29. 

Bead, Jacob, Simsbury. Died 3 December, 1709. Invt. £21 1-18-02. 
Taken December last» 1709^ by Jolm Higley, Sen., Samuel Wilcodcson, 
Sen., and John Slaughter, Sen. 

Court Record, Page 6—6 March, 1709-10 : Adms. granted to Eliza- 
beth Read, widow, and John Tuller. 

' Page 35 — 2 July, 1711 : John Tuller, Adms., of Simsbury, complains 
against William Moses and Elizabeth his wife, Adms., and they were 
cited to appear and give account. 



/ 



I7IO TO 1715. PBOBATB WBCOaDS, 2JJ 

Page 39—19 November, 171 1: This Court appoint SergL Wilcox 
to be guardian to Jacob Read, son of Jacob Read, and Richard Case to be 
guardian unto Lydia Read, daughter of sd. deed. 

Page 61 — ^3 March, 1711-12: Upon the petition of Elizabeth Moses 
of Simsbury, widow of Dr. Jacob Read, this Court grants the sole and 
entire Adms. unto John Tuller. 

Page 84 — 7 July, 1712: Jacob Read and Lydia Read chose Sergt, 
Wilcox to be their guardian. 

Page loi — 1st December, 1712: This Court allows of Mr. Samuel 
Law of Concord to be guardian to Jacob Read and Lydia Read of Sims- 
bury, children of Dr. Jacob Read, late of sd. Simsbury, deed., provided he 
give bonds. 

Page 109 — 7 January, 1712-13: John Tuller, Adms., now exhibits an 
account of payments made by him of i90-07-ii. Accepted. The Court 
order to deliver and pay out of the estate £22 to William Moses of Sims- 
bury, who married with the widow, there being so much due to the sd* 
William Moses. 

Page 119 — 2 March, 1712-13: William Moses of Simsbury, with 
his wife Elizabeth, complained to this Court against John Tuller, Adms., 
that the sd. John Tuller did sometime since take away from them a bed, 
bedding and sundry other things necessary . for their comfortable sub- 
sistance. John Tuller was cited to answer the complaint. 

Page II (Vol. IX) 3 April, 1716: Lydia Read, age 13 years, now 
appeared and made choice of Joseph Case to be her guardian. Recog., 

Page 58 — 1st April, 1718: John Tuller complains that Elizabeth 
Moses, the wife of William Moses, being sometime Adms., has in custody 
in value of £46-12-09 of sd. estate, and she was cited to appear and an- 
swer. 

Page 121 — ^22 February, 1719-20: John Ttrller, Adms., now renders; 
an account of his Adms., and is ordered to complete an inventory. 

Page 151 — 8 May, 1721 : John Tuller now exhibits an account of his 
Adms. Accepted. 

Page 169 — 5 June, 1722 : This Court appoint Joseph Phelps, Samuel 
Humphrey, Jr., and John Pettebone to set out to Elizabeth Read, alia^ 
Moses, 1-3 part of the houseing and hnds of Jacob Read, late deed., for 
her improvement during fife. 

Page 49 (Vol. X) 5 May, 1724 : John TuBer, Adms., exhibits a re- 
turn of the sale of land of the sd. deed, for the payment of debts accord- 
ing to an act of the General Assembly held at Hartford 11 May, 1721, 
wMch is by this Court accepted and ordered to be kept on file. 



Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 43. 



Bichards, Benjamin, Waterbury. Invt. i57-i4<xx Taken 23 Au- 
gust, 1714, by Timothy Stanly and John Judd. . . 



^jS PBOBATB RBOOBDS. VOI«. Vni, 

Court Record, Page 210—2 August, 1714 : Adms. granted to Thomas 
Richards of Waterbury. 

Page 7 (Vol. IX) 6 March, 1715-16: Thomas Richards, Adms., ex- 
hibits an accotmt of his Adms. Allowed. Order to dist. the estate to the 
brethren in equal proportions : To John Richards (the heir of Obadiah 
Richards) and Thomas Richards, brothers, to Mary, Hannah, Easter, 
Elizabeth, Sarah and Rachel, sisters of sd. deed., to each of them, £4-09- 
06. And appoint Thomas Judd, John Hopkins and Josq>h Lewis, dis- 
tributors. 



Inventory on File. 



Biehardson, Hannah. Invt. £2-03-06. Taken 1713, by Israel Bnm- 
son and Benjamin Barnes. Hannah Richardson, relict of Israel Richard- 
son, late of Waterbury, deed. 

Court Record, Pag^ 210 — 2 August, 1714: Adms. granted unto Lt 
Thomas Judd on the estate of Hannah Richards (Richardson), late pf 
Waterbury, deed. 

Inventory on File. 

Biehardson, Iirad» Waterbury. Invt. £39-01-08. Taken 30 Decem- 
ber, 1712, by John Hopkins and John Brunson. 

The children : Josq>h, 4 years of age ; Israel, i year ; Mary, 13 years, 
and Hannah, 7 years. 

Court Record, Page 108 — y January, 17 12-13: Adms. granted to 
John Hopkins of Waterbury. 

Pkge 130—19 May, 1713 : Samuel Woodruff is appointed guardian 
to Joseph and Hannah Richardson, children of Israel Ridiardson, deed. 

Page 189 — 5 April, 1714: This Court appoints Thomas Judd of Wa- 
terbury, guardian to Israel Ridiardson, son of Israel Richardson, 
deed. Recog., £5. 

Page 196— John Hopkins, Adms., exhibited an account of his Adms. 
Accepted. And this Court grant him a Quietus Est. 

Page 2 (Vol. IX) 7 December, 171 5: This Court appoint Capt 
Thomas Judd of Waterbury to be guardian to Israel Richardson, age 
about 4 years, son of Israel Richardson, late deed. Recc^., £10. 



Page 277. 
(See also Vol. IX, Page 48, for Invt) 

Bichardson, John, Waterbury. Died 17th October, 1712. Invt £95- 
15-02. Taken by John Scpvell and Joseph Lewis. 

Court Record, Page 109—7 January, 1712-13 : Elizabeth, the widow, 
cited to take Adms. on her husband's estate. 



i 



lyiO TO 1715. PROBATE RECORDS. 279 

Page 112 — 2, February, 1712-13: Adms. granted to Elizabeth, the 
widow. 

Page 2 (Vol. IX) 7 December, 1715 : Elizabeth Richardson, Adms., 
exhibits now an account of her Adms. Accepted. 

Page 37 — z July, 1717: Elizabeth Richardson granted liberty to 
sell land. 

Page 141 — 6 December, 1720: Adms. accounts now settled and this 
Court order dist. of the estate : 
To Elizabeth, the widow, her dowry in houseing and lands. 

i s d 
To John Richardson, 13-12-06 

To Ruth, Elizabeth, Mary and Sarah Richardson, to each, 6-16-03 

And appoint Ephraim Warner, John Scovell and Jeremiah Peck of 
Waterbury, distributors. 

Page 232 (Probate Side, Vol. XII) : An addition to the inventory, 
which was taken 1712, of ii87-o7-oo. Taken by Ephraim Warner and 
William Judd. Also some land was inventoried belonging to his father, 
Thomas Richardson. 

Court Record, Page 199 (Vol. X) 3 September, 1727-8: An addition 
to the invt of £187-07-00 was now exhibited in Court, ordered recorded 
and kept on file. 



Page 247. 

Biohardson, Lemuel, East Haddam. Died 24 May, 1713. Invt. 
i332-io-o8. Taken by Joseph Selden and John Warner at Haddam, 
James Noyes and Stei^en Richardson at Stonington. Will dated 2 Mav, 

I, Lemuel Richardson, do see cause to dispose of my lands, etc., as 
foUoweth: I give unto my wife all my moveable estate during widow^ 
liood, and half of it forever. And I give her full power, after my decease, 
to give a full and lawfuU title to John Noyes of Stonington for ninety acres 
of upland, agreed upon but not fully completed ; and the money due for 
said land I will that my wife should dispose of according to her best 
judgement for her own. comfort, paying of my debts and the bringing up 
•of my children. Also the debts due to me to be at her dispose. And I 
appomt her sole administratrix of my estate. I give to mv two sons, 
Samuel and Lemuel, all my lands and buildings, to be divided between 
tiiem, Samuel to have £20 more than Lemuel. I give to my daughter 
Mdietabell £40. 

Witness : Jahez Chaptnan, Lemuel X Richardson, ls. 

Lydia Chaptnan, Sarah X Spencer. 

Court Record, Page 159—5 October, 1713: Adms. to Mehetabell 
Richardson, widow^ with the will annexed. Will proven. 



28o PBOBATE RBC(»DS. VOI.. Vin^ 

Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 102. 

Biehardson, Nathaniel, Waterbury. Invt. £21-13-06. Taken 23 De- 
cember, 1 71 2, by John Hopkins and John Brunson. 

Court Record, Page 211 — 2 August, 1714: Adms. granted to Eben- 
ezer Richardson of Waterbury. 

Page 18 (Vol. IX) 3 July, 1716: Ebenezer Richardson to be cited 
to appear and give account of his Adms. 

Page sS^ist April, 1718: Ebenezer Richardson, Adms., exhibits 
now an account of his Adms. Order to dist. the estate to tlie brothers 
and sisters of sd. deed., the sum remaining being only ii-19-07, to be dis- 
tributed equally among them : To John, Israel, Thomas, Ebenezer, Sarah, 
Rebeckah, Ruth and Joanna Richardson, to each of them io-04-ii and 
2 1-2 fartfiings. And appoint Thomas Judd, John Scovell and William 
Hickcox, of Waterbury, distributors. 



Page 260. 

Bichardson, Thomas, Waterbury. Invt. £112-00-05. Taken 23 E>e- 
cember, 1712, by John Hopkins and John Bronson, in Waterbury, and 
6 April, 1713, by John Stanly and Samuel Wadsworth in Farmington. 

Court Record, Page 108 — j January, 1712-13: Adms. to Tliomas 
Richardson, eldest son. 

Page 209 — 15 July, 1714: Adms. account allowed. Order to dist 
the estate : To the eldest son a double part, and to each of the others a 
single part. And appoint Thomas Judd, Jeremy Peck and Benjamin 
Barnes, distributors. 

Dist. File: 15 December, 1714: Dist. of the estate of Thomas Rich- 
ardson, late of Waterbury, deed., as foUoweth : 

i s d 
To Thomas Richardson, eldest son, 15-15-00 

To John Richardson, 7-17-06 

To Israel Richardson's heirs, 7-17-06 

To Sarah Williams, Rebeckah Warner, Ruth Richardson and 

Joanna Warner, widow, to each of them the sum of 7-17-oa 

By Benjamin Barnes and Thomas Judd. 

Page 232 — 3 January, 1714-15 : Report of the dist. on the estate of 
Sergt. Thomas Richardson was now accepted, ordered recorded and 
filed. 



Page 149. 

Page 18, Vol. IX, Agreement 

BobUnB, John, Wethersfield. Died 6 October, 1712. Invt £391-14- 
04. Taken by Edward Bulkeley, Jonathan Belding and James ^ede. 



I7IO TO 17x5. PBOEATS BECOSDS. aSl 

An agreement, dated 3 January, 1714, at Wethersfield, by and be- 
tween Joshua Robbins, Samuel Robbins and Richard Robbins, heirs of 
the estate of our brother, John Robbins, deed., giving to each other quit- 
daims to all save that set out to one or another. 

Court Record, Page 93 — ^3 November, 171 2: Adms. granted to 
Joshua Robbins, a brother of sd. deed. 

Page 232 — 3 January, 1714-15: Exhibit of an agreement for the 
division of tiie estate of their brother, John Robbins, which this Court 
confirm. 

Page 233 — 18 January, 1714-15: Joshua Robbins exhibits now an 
accotmt of his Adms., which this Court accept. 



Page 76-7. 

Bookwell, Samuel, Windsor. Invt. £331-18-10. Taken 26 Sq>tem- 
ber, 171 1, by Joshua Willes, Sen., John Strong and John Stoughton, Sen. 
Will dated 8 August, 171 1. 

I, Samuel Rockwell, Sen., of Windsor, do make and ordain this to 
be my last will and testament : I give to Mary my wife the third part of 
my dwelling house, barn, and all my upland and meadow, during her 
natural life, and also ii2 in current pay out of my personal estate, to be 
at her own dispose. I give to my son Samuel Rodcwell a certain tract of 
upland in the woods, in length 2 1-4 miles and in breadth 5 1-2 rods, and 
also £8 in current pay. I give to my son Joseph Rockwell land adjoining 
my son Samuel. I give to my son John Rockwell land adjoining to Jo- 
seph's land. I give to my son Josiah Rockwell my dwelling house, bam, 
orchards on the upland and pastures. I give to my daughter Mary 
Loomis, besides what she hath received, £6. I give to my daughter Abi- 
gail Smith, besides what she hath received, £14. I make my son Josiah 
Rockwell sole executor. 

Witness : Job Drake, Samuel Rockwell, ls. 

John Stoughton, Sen, 

A codicil, dated 9 August, 171 1 : Upon further consideration, and by 
good advice, I do hereby declare it to be my will and pleasure that Mary 
my wife shall have the use and improvement of all my estate, both real 
and personal, that I am now in possession of, during her natural life. 
Witness: Job Drake, Samuel Rockwell^ ls. 

Matthew Grant. 

Court Record, Page 38 — ist October, 171 1: Will exhibited by Jo- 
siah Rockwell, and inventory approved. 



Page 178. 

Booty Oaleby Farmingtown. Invt £340-14-06. Taken 12 August, 
1712, by Jdin Hart, Sen., and John Wadsworth. 



a82 PROBATE RECORDS. VOI,. VXII, 

Court Record, Page 87 — 4 August, 1712: This Court grant letters 
of Adms. to Elizabeth Root, widow of sd. deed. 

Page 97 (Vol. IX) 3 March, 1718-19: Elizabeth Root, of Farm- 
ington, exhibited now an account of her Adms. Account allowed and or- 
der to distribute : 

£ 8 d 
To Elizabeth Root, widow, 33-«i-o6 

To Caleb Root, eldest son, 97-09-10 

To Mary, Thomas, Elizabeth and Samuel Root, to each, 48-14-11 

And appoint Joseph Root, John Hart and Isaac Cowles, distributors. 
This Court appoint Elizabeth Root to be guardian to Thomas Root, 17 
years, Elizabeth, 12 years, and Samuel Root, 6 years of age. Recog., £100. 

Page 124 (Vol. X) 14 March, 1726-7: Thomas Root, a minor, 14 
years of age, chose Thomas Root of Farmington to be his guardian. 
Recog., i$o. 



Page 69. 

Booty JobUy Farmington. Invt. £227-03-00. Taken by Jonathan 
Smith, Sen., John WoodruflF and Joseph WoodruflF. 

Court Record, Page 7 — 6 March, 1709-10: A Court summons Na- 
thaniel Winchell of Farmington and his wife, late wife of John Root, 
deed., to take letters of Adms. 

Page II — 1st May, 1710: Adms. granted to Joseph Woodruff, 
brother-in-law of sd. deed., Nathaniel Winchell and his wife having re- 
fused to administer. 

Page 19 — 8 September, 1710: Adms. now granted to John Root, son 
of the deed 

Page 73 — 5 May, 1712: This Court appoint Ebenezer Steele guar- 
dian to Mary Root, age 13 years, daughter of John Root; and also Sam- 
uel Woodruff, cordwainer, appointed guardian to ThankfuU Root, 10 
years of age. 

Page 123 — 6 April, 1713: This Court doth appoint Samuel Wood- 
ruff to be guardian to ThankfuU Root, 11 years of age, and allow Joseph 
Woodruff to be guardian to Samuel Root, 17 years of age, children of 
John Root, deed. 

Page 158 — 5 October, 1713 : John Root, Adms., exhibits an account 
of his Adms. Accepted. Order to dist the estate : 

i s d 
To John Root, eldest son, 44-14- 11 

To Joseph Root, Samuel, Mary and ThankfuU Root, to each, 22-07-05 

And appoint Jonathan Smith, Sen., John Woodruff and Joseph 
Woodruff, distributors. 



•I7XO TO I715. PROBATE RBOOBOS. 283 

Page 268. 

Boot^ Tfanofhy, Fanxiingtotu Died 1713. Invt £110-02-10. Taken by 
William Wadsworth and Isaac Cowles. 

Court Record, Page 155^ — 17 August, 1713: Adms, to Margaret 
Koot, widow. 

Page 80 (Vol. IX) 2 September, 17 18: This Court appoint Zacha- 
riah Seamore of Hartford to be guardian to Jonathan Root, age 11 years, 
Stephen 7, and Timothy Root 5 years, all children of Timothy Root late 
deed. 

Page 88 — ^4 November, 1718 : John Rew of Farmington, in right of 
his wife Margaret Rew, alias Root, Adms., exhibits now an account of 
Adms. Order to dist the estate: 

i s d 
To Margaret Rew, alias Root, 22-04-05 

To Jonathan Root, 23-14-05 

To Stephen and Timothy Root, to each of them, 11-17-03 

And appoint Ebenezer Steele, Isaac Cowles and Joseph Hawley dis* 
tributors. 



Invt in Vol. IX, Page 33. 

Bowley, Bhubadt Colchester. Invt £286-19-06. Taken 2 June, 1714, 
by Joseph Chamberlain and Andrew Carrier. 

Court Record, Page 206—5 July, 1714: Adms. to Isaac Rowley, eld- 
est son. 

Page 244—7 March, 1714-15 : Isaac Rowley, Adms., exhibits an ac- 
count of his Adms. Allowed, and this Court order the estate dist as fol- 
loweth: 

i s d 
To Katharine Rowley, widow, 10-16-04 

To Isaac Rowley, eldest son, 53-13-10 

To Shubael, Thomas, Matthew, Elnathan, Jabez, Elizabeth, 

and to Mary Rowley, to each of them, 26-16-11 

And appoint Moses Rowley, Thomas Crippin of Haddam and James 
Treadway of Colchester, distributors. • • 

Page 103 (Vol. IX) 30 April, 1719: Report of the distributors. 
This Court appoint Isaac Rowley of Colchester guardian to Jabez Row- 
ley, 17 years of age. Recog., £30. 



Bowlandson, JoMplL Court Record, Page 113 — 17 February, 1712- 
13 : This Court appoints Capt James Steele of Wethersfield to be guar- 
dian to Wilson Rowlandson, 10 years of age, son of Mr. Joseph Row- 
landson, late of Wethersfield deceased. 

Page 20 (Vol. IX) 7 August, 1716: This Court now appoint Anne 
Steele to be guardian unto Wilson Rowlandson, 13 years of age. Recc^., 



2^4 PSOBATB RECORDS. VOI«. VnX» 

Pafi^e 172. 

Budd, Jonathan^ Windham. Invt £121-02-03. Taken 29 April, 1712, 
by Josq)h Gary and Abell Bingham. 

Know all men by these presents: That we, Nathaniel Rudd, Mary 
LefHng^ell and Abigail Rudd, of Windham, in the County of Hartford, 
being all the heirs of Jonathan Rudd, of sd. Windham, deed., being met 
together at Hartford, 5 May, 17 12, have by agreement mutually con- 
sented to make a settlement of sd. Jonathan Rudd his estate as foUoweth; 
Imprimis: Nathaniel Rudd and Abigail Rudd aforesd. to receive and 
have in partnership all the land belonging formerly to Jonathan Rudd 
deed., as well that he held in partnership with the abovesd. Nathaniel 
Rudd, with all other lands to him belonging, to have and to hoI3 to 
them, their heirs, successors or assigns forever. This to be their full part 
of sd. Jonathan Rudd's estate. Item. Mary Leifingfwell is to have £35 in 
the personal estate of the sd. Jonathan Rudd as it was inventoried, to be 
the full of her part of sd. Jonathan Rudd's estate. In confirmation of 
die above agreement, and that every party is well satisfied therewith, we 
have hereunto set our hands and seals on the day of the date aforesd. 

Nathaniel Rudd, ls. 
, i Mary Leffingwell, ls. 

Abigail Rudd, ls. 
Attest: Thomas Kimberly, Clerk. 

See File: This agreement, made and concluded upon the i6th day 
of April, Anno Domoni 1712, with respect unto the division of the es- 
tate of our loving brother Jonathan Rudd, late of Windham deceased, as 
with respect to his lands being within the town of Windham and in- 
ventoried at £77: We have divided sd. land equally between Nathaniel 
and Abigail Rudd, each of the parts being just £35-16-05 after the neces- 
sary charges taken out of the inventory. We have also divided to Mary 
Leffingwell her whole share or part of the sd. estate in bills of credit and 
moveables, which is £35-16-05. 

Nathaniel Rudd^ ls. 

Mary Leffingwell^ ls. 

Abigail Rudd^ ls. 
Adcnowledged 5 May, 17 12. 
Test: Thos. Kimberly, Clerk. 

CovLTt Record, Page 134 (Vol. VII) 7 November, 1709: Adms. 
granted to Nathaniel Rudd of Windham, a brother of sd. deed. 

Page 73 (Vol. VIII) 5 May, 1712: Exhibit of an agreement touch- 
ing the division of sd. estate. 



Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 23-4. 

Bnssell, Noadiali, Bev., Middletown. Invt. £845-05-06. Taken 1714, 
by Israhiah Wetmore and John Bacon. 



>7ZO TO I715. PMBATB RBC01D8. 285 

Court Record, Page 193 — ^3 May, 1713 : Adms. granted to Mrs* Mary 
Russell, widow. 

Page 137 (Vol. IX) 10 October, 1720: Mrs. Mary Russell, Adms., 
exhibits an account of her Adms. by her son William Russell. Accepted. 
Order to dist. the estate as f dlows : 

£ 8 d 
To Mary Russell, widow, 97-12-06 

To William Russell, eldest son, 167-11-03 

To Noadiah, Mary, John, Daniel, Mabell and Hannah Russell, 

to each of them the sum of, 83-15-07 

And appoint John Hamlin, Esq., Israhiah Wetmore and Capt. Joseph 
Rockwell, dist This Court appoint William Russell guardian to his 
brother, Daniel Russell, a minor, 19 years of age, he desiring the same. 
Recog., iioo. 

Page 97. 

Bjley» Sergt Jonathan, Sen., Wethersfield. Invt £467-12-10. Taken 
29 January, 1711-12, by Jonathsun Boardman, Joshua Robbins and James 
Steele. (Apprisers' names and date found only op file, not recorded.) 

Court Record, Page 50 — 4 February, 1711-12: Adms. granted to 
Sarah Ryly, widow. 

Page 125 — 6 April, 1713: Sarah Ryly, Adms., exhibits now an ac- 
count of her Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the estate : 

£ s d 
To Sarah Ryly, the relict, 27-12-00 

To Jonathan Ryly, eldest son, 102-13-06 

To Jacob, Joseph, Stephen, David, Mehetabell, and to Joseph 
Cole in right of his wife Abigail, eldest daughter of 
Jonathan Ryley, Sen., deed, (see file for last item) to 
each of them the sum or value of 51-06-09 

And appoint James Steele, Jonathan Deming and Isaac Ryley, dis- 
tributors. 

Page 148 — 6 July, 1713 : Report of the distributors. 

Page 201 (Vol. X) 1st October, 1728: Upon motion of Sarah Riley, 
widow, relict of sd. deed., this Court appoint Edward BuUceley, Jolrn 
Curtis and John Riley to set out of the real estate of the deed, her dowry* 
by meets and bounds. 

Page 216— 1st April, 1729: Whereas, it is represented to this Court 
that the dist. ordered 6 April, 1713, vizt., that part of sd. estate included 
in the homested, are not set out and distributed by meets and bounds, this 
Court now appoint Joseph Graham, Jonathan Curtis and John Riley to 
divide and dist. the homested and all the lands adjo3ming thereto to the 
widow and heirs. 

Page 64 (Vol. XIII) 22 April, 1740: It was represented to this Court 
<rf Plobate, 1st Tuesday in April, 1729, that the dist. of the estate of Jon- 






286 PBOBATB IBCOBDS. VOI,. VIII^ 

athan Riley» late of Wethersfield, deed., made upon an order of this 
G>urty 6 April, 1713, viz., that part of sd. estate as included in the home- 
sted, and all the lands adjoining to sd. homested, belonging to the estate 
of the sd. deed., is not distributed, as appears in the dist. of sd. estate, sa 
as the heirs can know their parts separately, the persons appointed by 
this Court in April, 1729, being deceased and not finished sd. dist ac- 
cording to sd. order : whereupon this Court appoint Jonathan Bumham,. 
Lt Jonathan Belding and Stephen Williams to set out to each by meets- 
and bounds. 

Dist. File: We b^;an 14 May, 1740: To Jacob, to David, to Jona- 
than, to Stephen Riley. By Jonadian Belding and Stephen Williams. 

Page 2 (Vol. XIV) 6 April, 1742 : Dist. of part of the real estate of 
Jonathan Ryley was now returned in Court and ordered to be kept on 
file. 



Page 128. 

Sadd, Hepsibah, Hartford, Widow. Invt. £71-09-06. Taken 28 Jan- 
uary, 1711-12, by James Steele and John Shepherd. Will dated 27 De- 
cember, 171 1. 

The last will and testament of Hepzibah Sadd, widow, is as follow- 
eth : I do give to my son Jonathan Pratt my farm in Wethersfield, con- 
. taining 100 acres be it more or less, with the privileges thereunto belong- 
ing. I give to my son Thomas Sadd 2 acres of meadow land lying by the 
40 acres which I bought of John Graves. I give to my son Thomas 
1-2 of that lot which I bought of Martin Moore, adjoining to the tan 
yards formerly belonging to my late husband Sadd. I give to my son 
Thomas one brass kettle, one chest of drawers. I give to him sdso 2 
cowes, 4 swine. I give to my daughter Susannah Merrells my wearing 
clothes, both woolen and lining. I give to my granddaughter Susannah 
Merrells one warming pan, 2 pewter platters and one knott bowle. I do 
give to my kinswoman Mary Graves iio. And my desire is that sd. Mary 
do continue with my son Thomas during the time of her single estate, 
and that he be very kind to her for her help and kindness to me in my 
lonely condition. I give to Lydia Graves £$, I constitute my son Thomas 
Sadd sole executor, and do leave to him all my moveable estate to pay 
my just debts. 

Witness : Joseph Butt, Hepzibah X Sadd, ls. 

Hannah Hopkins, widow. 

Court Record, Page 54 — ^5 February, 1711-12: Will proven. 



Page 214. 

Sage, David, Jr., Middletown. Invt. £138-12-06. Taken 26 Febru- 
ary, 1712-13, by John Warner and Samuel Gipson. 250 acres of land on 



I7IOTO X7I5- PBOBATB BECOBDS. 2B7 

the east side of the Great River^ valued at £ioo, was apprised by Peter 
Bliiuiy Samuel DyTCx. and Jonathan Smith. The children: Mary and 
Elizabeth. 

Court Record, Page ii8— 2 March, 1712-13: Adms. granted to 
John Sage, brother of the sd« deed 

P^ge x88 — ^5 April, 1714: John Sage dted to appear and render an 
account of his Adms. 

Page 192 — ^3 May, 1714: John Sage, who was appointed Adms., now 
appeared and declared before this Court that he hath not intermedled 
with that estate or acted thereon as Adms., but declined Aat trust ; where- 
upon this Court doth grant letters of Adms. to Thomas Stedman of Weth- 
ersfield, son-in-law of sd. deceased. 

Page 250 — 2 May, 1715: Thomas Stedman, Adms., exhibits now 
an account of his Adms. Accepted. Ordered to dist tiie estate: To 
Mary Sage, widow, £9-00-02 and to the two daughters, Mary and Eliza- 
beth, to each of them the sum of £50-09-02. And this Court appoint Wil- 
liam Cornwall, Sergt. Samuel Hall and John Gains, distributors. 

Page 260— s July, 1715 : Report of the distributors. 



Page 227. 

Bagt^ Jonathan, Middletown. Invt. £324-04-08. Taken 27 April,, 
1713, by Samuel Willcock, Sen., William Savage and John Warner, Jr. 

Cdfurt Record, Page iii — 2 February, 1712-13: Adms. joyntly to 
Amy Sage, the widow, and Timothy Sage, a brother. 



Page 127. 

Sage, Vbmj, Middletown. Invt £56-07-07. Taken by Samuel Will- 
cock, Sen., and John Warner. 

Court Record, Page 54 — 5 February, 1711-12: Adms. to John, Jon- 
athan and Timothy Sage, brothers of the deceased. 

Page 76— S May, 1712 : The Adms. exhibit now an account of their 
Adms. Accepted. Order to dist the estate : To John, Jonathan and Tim- 
othy Sage, brothers, and to the heirs of David Sage, brother, to Eliza- 
beth Bull of Rhode Island (the wife of Ezekiel Bull), and Mary John- 
son, the wife of Samuel Jolmson, die two sisters of sd. deed., to each 
of them £10-14-01. And appoint Joseph Rockwell, Thomas Miller and 
Samuel Hall^ of Middletown, distributors. 



Page 263. 

Sandford, Zachariah, Lt, Hartford. Invt. £596-09-10. Taken 26 
February, 1713'Hf by John Marsh, Jr., and John Skinner. Will dated 
2nd March, 1710-11. 



2SB JPROBATE RBCOSDS. VOL. ▼XXX» 

In the name of God, amen. The second day of March, Anno Dom. 
1710-11, I, Zachariah Sandford, of Hartford, in the County of Hartford, 
in the Colony of Connecticut, in New England, innholder, being of sound 
mind, understanding and memory, do m^e and ordain this my last will 
and testament, and I do hereby revoak and renounce all former wills what- 
soever by me made by word, writing or otherwise : First, I commend my 
soull into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, and my body to a 
oomly Christian burial. And as for my wordly goods and estate 
here, I do give and dispose the same in manner as hereinafter is ex-^ 
pressed, that is to say: 

I give and bequeath unto my sonn Jonathan Bunce and my daughter 
Sarah, his wife, all those household goods and all other moveable estate 
whatsoever which they have heretofore had and received of me, and also 
One more good feather bedd witfi all convenient furniture for the same, 
to be to them and their heirs forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my sonn Joseph Bunce all those 
household goods, and other moveable estate whatsoever, which he hath 
heretofore had and received of me, to be to him and his heirs forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Abigail Sandford, two 
feather bedds and one other bedd, witli convenient furniture for diem, 
and all my pewter and brass, and my chest in the jury chamber with what 
is contained therein ; also one pair of andirons, one pair of iron dc^, one 
pair of tongs, one fire slice, two iron trammells, and my mare, to be to her 
and her heirs forever. Also, I give unto my said daughter Abigail 
three (3) cows, to be delivered to her within one month after my decease 
by my son Jonathan Bunce, for and in lieu of those three cows of mine 
that are now in his hands. 

Item. My will and mind is that my copper and my three longest 
tables be apprized by two or three indifferent men after my decease, and 
that my son Jonathan Bunce shall have and enjoy the said copper and 
tables, he paying half the value thereof to my said daughter Abigail. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my said daughter Abigail the sum of 
six pounds mony when she shall arrive at the age of ei^teen years, or 
day of marriage, which shall first happen. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my three granddaughters, Susannah, 
Sarah and Abigail (the children of my son Jonathan Bunce), the sum 
of six pounds money, or forty shillings to each of them, as a token of my 
love, to be paid to them respectively, when they attain the age of eighteen 
years, by my executors hereinafter named. And in case either of them 
decease before she attain that age, the said six pounds to be paid to the 
survivours or survivour pf them. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my said son Jonathan Bunce and his 
heirs all the time and service that is due to me by and from my servants 
or apprentices, James Jarrell and Drusus (Indian man), provided the 
said Jonathan shall accept of them and fulfill my part of obligation in 
their indentures. 



lyiOTO 1715* PROBATB RECORDS. 289 

Item. I give unto my son Jonathan Bunce the full and free use and 
improvement of all my lands and other estate whatsoever, for and during 
the term of my natural life, he maintaining me comfortably whilst I live, 
and my daughter Abigail until she arrive at the age of eighteen years, or 
<lay pf marriage, which shall first happen. 

Item. I do give, grant, devise and bequeath unto my said sonn Jona- 
than Bunce and my daughter Sarah, his wife, and to their heirs forever, 
all my homelott, dwelling house, bam and other outhouses thereon being, 
with the yards, gardens, orchards, fences and appurtenances thereof ; and 
also my lott of land lying at Poke Hill in Hartford, containing about nine- 
teen acres, now in the improvement of my said son Jonathan Bunce. 

Item. I do g^ve, grant, devise and bequeath unto my grandson Abijah 
Bunce (son of my aforenamed sonn Joseph Bunce), and to his heirs for- 
ever, all my lott of land lying at Rocky Hill in Hartford, containing about 
twenty-two acres, with all and singular the appurtenances thereof. I 
give to my daughter Abigail Sandford that parcell of land in the South 
Meadow in Hartford, containing about i8 acres. I give unto my grandson 
Zachariah Bunce (son of my son Jonathan Bunce) 20 acres of my land 
in the West Division in Hartford. In case the said Zachariah Bunce or 
Abijah Bunce shall not attain the age of 21 years, then the said land shall 
be equally divided between my two daughters, Sarah and Abigail, or their 
heirs. 

I do give and bequeath all my other lands lying in Hartford or else- 
where, with the rights, members and appurtenances, not otherwise dis- 
posed of, unto my son Jonathan Bunce and my daughter Abigail Sand- 
ford and their heirs, to be equally divided between them. 

I do give and bequeath to my son Jonathan Bunce and his heirs all 
^e residue of my whole estate vizt., monys, goods, chattells, rents, debts 
and other things whatsoever not herein otherwise disposed of. 

I do hereby grant full power and authority to my executors hereafter 
named to sell part or all of my lands at Hoccanum, in Hartford, to pro- 
cure mony to pay my debts and the legacies given in this my will, if they ' 
shall see meet. I appoint my son Jonathan Bunce and my daughter 
Sarah, his wife, and my daughter Abigail Sandford, executors. 
Witness : Caleb Stanly, Jr., Zachariah Sandford^ ls. 

Abigail Stanly. 

Court Record, Page 181 — i March, 1713-14: Will proven. 

Page 61 (Vol. IX) 1st April, 1718: This Court appoint Joseph 
Bunce to be guardian to his son Abijah Bunce, to take care of his estate 
descending from his grandfather Zachariah Sandford, late of Hartford, 
deed. 



Page 183. 

Scovell, James, Middletown. Invt. £182-00-00. Taken 28 February, 
T711-12, by Samuel Gipson and William Savage. Will dated 7 Decem- 
ber, 171 1. 



290 PROBATE RECOBDS. VOL. VIXXr 

ly James Scovell, of Middletown, do make this my last will and tes- 
tament: I give to Hannah, my wife, all my moveable estate during her 
widowhood. I give to Hannah, whome I make my executrix, all and 
singular the use of my lands during her widowhood. I give my son 
Tames Scovell all my lands, both divided and undivided, after his mother's- 
decease. To my daughters, all my moveable estate after my wife's de- 
cease. I desire Thomas Stow and John Warner to be overseers. 
Witness : Winter Harris, Jr., James X Scovell^ ls. 

Thomas Ranny, Francis Willcock, 

Court Record, Page yy — 2 June, 1712: Will exhibited and proven. 



Page 215. 

Soovell, John, Middletown. Invt. £176-08-02. Taken 26 Februarjrr 
1712-13, by John Sage, John Warner and Samuel Gipson. 

Court Record, Page 116 — 2 March, 1712-13: Adms. granted to Mary 
Scovell, widow. 



Page 220. 

Soovell, William, Haddam. Invt. £168-05-08. Taken 8 December,. 
1712, by Benjamin Smith, Thomas Shaylor and Joseph Arnold. 

Court Record, Page 124—6 April, 1713 : Adms. granted to Martha 
Scovell, widow. 

Page 250—2 May, 1715: Martha Scovell, Adms., exhibits now an 
account of her Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the estate : 

£ s d 
To Martha Scovell, widow, 12-17-04 

William Scovell, eldest son, 96-09-08 

To John Scovell, 48-04-ia 

And appoint Capt. James Welles, Joseph Arnold and Timothy Sha- 
lor, distributors. 

Page 251 — 2 May, 171 5: This Court appoint Martha Scovell to be 
guardian to William Scovell and John Scovell, minor children of William 
Scovell, deed. Recog., £100. 



Page 241. 

Seamore, John, Sen., Hartford. Invt. £1158-14-01. Taken by Jamc» 
Ensign and Thomas Richards. Will dated 10 December, 1712. 

I, John Seamore, Sen., of Hartford, do make this my last will and 
testament : Imprs. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Sea* 
more one-third part of my moveable estate to be at her dispose forever,, 
and the rest of my moveable estate I give her the improvement of, with 
my dwelling house, bam, orchard, with three acres of land at home, and 



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also the incomes or rents of one-half part of the rest of my lands, to be 
paid to her by my sons according to tihe quantity of land I shall give to 
them, during her natural life* It I give and bequeath unto my son John 
Seamore twelve acres of land (with the dwelling house thereon) lying 
south of Robert Webster's land; also my land on the north side of my 
lot on the east side of Farmington Road. Also I give unto him that my 
lot of land lying on this side Four-Mile Hill, called the 17-acre lot Also 
I give unto him one-third part of my two fifty-acre lots lying together 
in Wethersfield next Hartford bounds, after that ten acres sludl be mea- 
sured off the northeast comer of my said lots. It I give and 
bequeath to my son Thomas Seamore all that land lying on 
the west side of Farmington Road, being south of that land given to my 
son John Seamore, with the dwelling house and bam tliat are thereon. 
Also I give him ten acres of land lying on the northeast comer of my two 
fifty-acre lots in Wethersfield. Also I give him one-third part of the re- 
mainder of my said two fifty-acre lots. It. I give to my son Richard 
Seamore the land where he now dwelleth, with the buildings that are 
thereon. Also I give unto him five acres of land Ijring at the east end 
of my lot on the east side of Farmington Road. Also I give unto him 
£20 in mony, to be paid in equal proportion by my three sons, John, 
Thomas and Zachariah Seamore. It I give to my son Zach- 
ariah Seamore three acres of land on the south side of my 
lot lying on the east side of Farmington road, to extend east to 
the land given to my son Richard, and to be in weadth next the highway 
one rod north of the bam, with my dwelling house, bam and other build- 
ings that are thereon, after my wife's decease. Also I give him all that 
my lot of land called the Mountain lot, lying in Wethersfield. Also I give 
him one-third part of my two fifty-acre lots lying together in Wethersfield 
when ten acres shall be measured off at the northeast comer of said lot, 
which parcels of land I give to my said son Zachariah Seamore. And it is 
my will that my son Zachariah Seamore shall pay to my two daughters 
£20 apiece, and that he quit my estate of charge for what he hath done 
to my txam. I give to my daughter Mary North i^o, £20 to be paid by 
my son Zachariah, the remainder to be paid out of my moveable estate, 
after my wife's decease, by my executors. I give to my daughter Mar- 
garet Root £30. I appoint my wife Mary Seamore and my friends Mr. 
Ichabod Welles and Mr. Thomas Hosmer to be executors of this my last 
win. 

Witness : Hes : Wyllys, John Seamore, ls. 

Mary Macky, Sarah X Harris. 

Court Record, Page 153—3 August, 1713: Will proven. 



Page 193: 

Seamore, Hannah, Farmington, late wife of Richard Seamore. 
Know all men by these presents: That we whose names are under- 
written do agree that for the third of our mother's state, deed., that the 



292 PROBATE RECORDS. VOI«. VIII, 

two sisters are to have all the moveables, and the three brothers are to 

have all the lands. Signed, 7 November, 1712. 

Witness : Ebenezer Gilbert, Samuel Seamore, ls. 

Gershom Hgllister. Richard Seamore, ls. 

Jonathan Seamore^ ls. 
Joseph Pomeroy, ls, 
George Hubbard, ls. 

Court Record, Page no— 2 February, 1712-13 : Exhibit of an agree- 
ment, which this Court accepted and order to be recorded and kept on file. 



Page 61. 

SeamorOi Bicliard, Farmington. Invt. £416-13-03. Taken 29 No- 
vember, 1710, by Thomas Seamore, Thomas Hart and Thomas Curtis. 

Court Record, Page 23 — 4 December, 1710: Adms. granted to Han- 
nah Seamore, widow, and Samuel Seamore, son of sd. deed. 

See File. 

An agreement by the children and widow of Richard Seamore for a 
dist. of ye sd. estate, vixt: 

To the widow, her thirds in the moveable estate and in lands; also 
a share in the lot called Bacholders, valued at £1-13-07. 

To Samuel Seamore, half of the homested widi ye house on it, valued 
at £60 ; also his part in the land that lies on the west of Mr. Gilbert, being 
12 acres, and valued at £35-03-00, 

To Ebenezer Gilbert, land on the east side of Mr. Gilbert, valued at 
£41 ; and part of the Bacholders lot, worth £3-16-08. 

To Jonathan Seamore, his share in the land on the west side of Mr. 
Gilbert, valued at £ift-oiHQ. 

To Hannah Seamore, out of the moveable estate, which is £32-10. 
To Mercy Seamore, her part in the dist out of the moveable estate, 
which is £32-10. 

Hannah X Seamore, ls. 
Samuel Seamour, ls. 
Jonathan Seamore, ls. 
Ebenezer Seamore, ls. 
Joseph Pomeroy, ls. 
Mercy X Seamore, ls. 

Page 24 — ist January, 1710-11: Hannah Seamore of Farmington, 
widow, and Samuel Seamore, Jonathan Seamore and Ebenezer Seamore, 
sons of the sd. deceased, and Mercy Seamore and Jonathan Pomeroy in 
bdialf of Hannah his ;wifie, daughters of sd. deed., appeared before this 
Court and exhibited a writing under their hands and seals, made for the 



u.*. 



I71OTO I715. PB0BATB BBOOIDS. 293 

dist or division of the greatest part of the estate of the sd. deed, amongst 
themselves. And eadi ac^owledged the sd. writing or agreement to be 
their act and deed. Wherefore this Court allow and approve the sd. 
writing. 

See File: Paper attadied to agreement: November the 7th, 1712: 
Then reckoned witfi and received of Samuel Seymour ye whole of ye leg- 
acy yt was due to my wife from Father Seymour's estate. I say received 
in fun. 

Pr. Joseph Pumry. 



Inventory on File. 



Sazton, Bidiard, Simsbury. Invt. i65-i5-o8. Taken 27 March, 1714, 
by John Case, Sen., John Roberts, Sen., and Jonaftan Westover. The 
children: Hannah, Mary and Lucy. 

Court Record, Page 198 — 7 June, 1714: Adms. granted to Hannah 
Saxton, widow, relict of sd. deed. 

Page 27 (Vol. X) 3 September, 1723 : Hannah Sexton, 16 years of 
age, and Mary Sexton, 14 1-2 years, chose their mother Hannah Sexton 
of Simsbury to be their guardian. Rea^.^ iSO. 

Page 28 — 3 September, 1723 : This Court 60 appoint Hannah Sex- 
ton to be guardian unto her daughter Lucy Sexton, 11 years of age. 
Recog., £30. 

Page 150 — ^4 April, 1727: Hannah Sexton^ Adms. on her hus- 
band's estate, he having died in the year of I7ir4; now exhibits an account 
of het Adms. amounting to the sum of £42-00-05, which account is ac- 
cepted. Order to dist. the estate after the sd. sum" is deducted : 1-3 part 
of die moveable estate, with dower, to the widow, and the residue of the 
estate to be equally divided between Mary and Lucy Sexton, the two 
daughters of sd. deed. And appoint Thomas Holcomb, John Higley and 
Jonathan Higley, distributors. 



Page 17-18, Vol. IX, for Invt.. and Ag^^c^m^nt. 

• 

Shaler, Thomas, Haddam. Invt. £117-15-00. Taken 22 December, 
1714, by James Wells, Moses Ventrus, Joseph Arnold and Benjamin 
Smith. 

An agreetnent, dated 22 December, 1714 f Know ^11 men by these pres- 
ents: That we, the subscribers, viz., Thomas Shaler, Abell Shaler and 
Timothy Shaler, brethren, and sons of Thomas Shaler, late of Haddam, 
a^ we suppose deceased : And for what lands, rights in lands, or com- 
monage, or buildings, that was our bond, father's, wee the aforsaid three 
Shalers, brethren, do for ourselves, our heirs and assigns, agree and de- 
termine that (notwithstanding the liberty given by law to the eldest son) 
they shall be thus divided, viz : To Thomas Shaler, eldest son, that house 
and lot that was Samuel Gains his original house lot, and a small lot in 



294 PBOBATB REOOBD& VOL. VUI, 

the Cove Meaddw, and £53 right on the neck or plain on the east side 
of the Great River^ and 18 acres of land that was James Hadlock's, and 
24 acres of land at Cow Swamp, and one-third part of all rights in un- 
divided lands and commonage on the west side of the Great River. And 
to Abdl Shaler, a house lot that was William Corby's containing eight 
acres, and that tract of land called Shaler Farm, and one-third part of 
all the rights in all undivided lands and commonage on the west side of 
the Great River in said Haddam. And to Timotfiy Shaler, that house 
and homelot that was bought of Thomas Spencer of Saybrook, and cme- 
third part of all the rights of undivided lands and commonage on the 
west side of the Great River in said Haddam bounds. To tihe above- 
written or division <rf the lands and rights in undivided lands and com- 
monage that was our bond, deceased father's, as is above exprest, shall 
be and remain to be forever, and that we the said Thomas, Abell and 
Timothy Shaler, for ourselves, our heirs and assigns, are fully satisfied in 
the above premises, and do hereby oblige ourselves and foresaid heirs and 
assigns forever hereafter to abide by and rest satisfied. In testimony 
whereof, and in full confirmation of the above-written, we have put to 
our hands and seals the date above written. 

Witness : James WeUs, Thomas Shaler, ls. 

Joseph Arnold. Abell Shaler, ls. 

Timothy Shaler, ls. 

Court Record, Page 227 — 6 December, 1714 : Adms. granted joyntly 
to Thomas Shaylor and Timothy Shalor, sons of sd. deed. 

Ps^ 230—3 January, 1714-15 : Thomas, Abell and Timothy Shalor 
exhibit now an agreement, which diis Court confirm and order it to be 
recorded. 



Page 174-224. 



Shepherd, Edwwndt Middletown. Invt. £372-18-00. Taken 20 Feb- 
ruary, 1711-12, by Jolm Savage, Joseph Rockwell and William Savage. 

An agreement for the division and settlement of the estate, dated i 
May, 171 3, giving to the heirs as foUoweth : 

£ s d 
To the widow, £90-13-04 during life, £26-06-00 forever, £116-19-04 

To John, 119-11-10 

To Edward, 10600-00 

To Samuel, youngest son, 79-03-04 

We, the above-named, having agreed with the help and advice of our 
friends, and with the consent and assent of our honoured mother, for her 
comfortable subsistence artd honourable maintenance, and to free her 
from care and trouble whidi otherwise she would be exposed unto, we 



1710 TO I715. PBOBATS RECORDS. 395 

4o therefore acknowledge the within mentioned agreement to be our vol- 
untary act and deed, and have hereunto set our hands and seals. 
Witness : Jacob White, John Shepherd, ls. 

Samuel Starve. Edward Shepherd, ls. 

Samuel Shepherd. 

Court Record, Page 39 — ist October, 171 1 : Adms. granted to John 
Shepherd, eldest son, on the estate of Edward Shepherd, cooper, deed. 

Page 138 — 4 May, 1713 : Agreement accepted and confirmed by the 
Court. Ordered to be recorded and kept on file. 



Page 134-170. 



Sherman, TheophalnSy Wethersfield. Invt. £265-01-03. T^en 27 
February, 1711-12, by Jonathan Boreman, Joshua Robbins, Jr., and 
Philip Goff, Jr. Will dated 13 April, 171 1. 

I, Theophalus Sherman, of Wethersfield, do make this my last will 
and testament: I give unto my son Theophalus Sherman all my land 
situate in the bounds of the Township of Wethersfield, that is to say, 
I give to my sd. son my dwelling house, with all the land it standeth on 
or belongeth unto it, at the place where I now dwell, as also all uplands, 
meadows, pastures, woodlands, etc., according to the bounds and butt- 
tnents of my purchases and records. I give unto my daughter Mary, now 
ihe wife of Elijah Crane, 5 acres of land near the bounds of Stratford or 
Stratfield, which I value at iio. I give my daughter Mary £to in coun- 
try pay. I give to my daughter Comfort, the wife of Richard Niccols, 
10 acres of land in or near the bounds of Stratford or Stratfield, which 
10 acres I value at i20^ I give to my wife Mary Sherman the use of 1-3 
part of my lands during her natural life, vizt., my lands lymg in the Town 
of Wethersfield, also tfie sum of i8 in country pay. I appoint my son 
Theophalus Sherman sole executor. 

IT^tness : Eliphalet Dickinson, Theophalus Sherman, ls. 

Philip Goff, Jr. 

Court Record, Page 63 — 4 March, 1711-12: Wll proven. 



Page 73. 

Shirley, Bobert, Hartford. Invt. i3i5-i5-oi. Taken 6 September, 
171 1, by Cyprian Nichols, Hez : Wyllys and Thomas Hosmer. Will dated 
10 August, 171 1. 

I, Robert Shirley of Hartford, doe make this my last will and testa- 
ment: I give to my wife Sarah Shirley 2-3 of all my estate, real and 
personal, during her natural life, and after her decease I give the sd. 
2-3 to my kinsman Richard Skinner. In case he should die before my 

t's decease, I give that 2-3 of my real and personal estate equally to 



296 PROBATE RECORDS. VOI«. Vin^ 

be dist. to the rest of the heirs of my brother John Skinner, deed. I give 
to Richard Skinner 1-3 part of my estate, real and personal, desireing^ 
and requesting him to take special care and charge of my wife and carer 
fully manage her estate for her comfortable subsistence. I appoint my wife 
and Richard Skinner executors. 

Witness : Heg : Wyllys, Robert X Shurley, ls. 

Sarah X Adkins. 

Court Record, Page 38 — ist October, 171 1: Will exhibited and 
proven. 



Inventory in Vol. IX, Page 20. 

SilBbe, Jonatban, Windham. Invt. £200-13-08. Taken 3 December,. 
1714, by Jonathan Crane and Joseph Cary. 

Court Record, Page 229 — 3 January, 1714-15 : Adms. granted unto 
Jonathan Silsby of Windham, son of the deceased. 



Page 235-6-7. 



Slater, John, Sen., Simsbury. Invt. £128-15-00. Taken 13 May, 1713,. 
by Peter Buel and Andrew Robe. Will dated 15 August, 1712. I, John 
Slater, of the Town of Simsbury, in the County of Hartford, do for the 
love I bear unto Abiah, my wife, g^ve unto her all my moveable estate, to 
be at her disposal! I do confirm unto my son John Slater the 15 acres of 
land where his new house now standeth, and also that lot at Hasell Mea- 
dow which formerly belonged to me. I do give to my son Samuel Slater 
half that lot that lyes on Salmon Brook, and that land all of it tfiat lyes 
near Muntauk. I give to my son Elias all the house and houselot and alt 
the meadow lot adjacent, and 6 acres on the Plaine, and 16 or 18 over 
Hop Brook, and 10 acres on tfie south branch of Hop Brook, and 4 acres 
over Hop Brook near Miller's lot. I give to my daughter Elizabeth Sla- 
ter 1-2 of that lot that lyes on Salmon Brook and 5 acres on the hill near 
Raven Swamp. And I appoint my son Elias Slater to be my sole execu- 
tor. 

fWitness: Mary X Hoskins, John X Slater, ls. 

Timothy Woodbridge. 

Court Record, Page 148 — 6 July, 1713 : Will proven. 



Page 174-210. 



Smifh, Arthur, Hartford. Invt. £272-15-04. Taken 3rd February,. 
1712-13, by John Stanly, Thomas Richards and Stephen Brace. Witt 
dated ^ December, 1712. 



lyiO TO I715. PROBATE RECORDS. 297 

I, Arthur Smith of Hartford, doe make this my last will aiid 
testament : I give to my daughter Sarah Smith my house and frame bairn 
and shopy and lo acres of land on the front of my lot, only I reserve a way 
3 rods wide on the west side of the lot for the benefit of my other two 
daughters for to come at their land, which way is not to be taken out 
of Sarah's lo acres. I give to my daughter Sarah 1-3 part of my land 
lying in the South Meadow, and 1-3 part of all my personal estate. I 
give to my other two daughters, Hannah and Phcbe, the rest of my lands 
and my homelot, to be equally divided between them, and also the remain- 
ing 2-3 of my land in the South Meadow, to be equally divided between 
tiiem, and also the remaining 2-3 of the moveable estate. I appoint my 
daughter Sarah Smith my sole executrix. 

Witness : John Stanly, Sen., Arthur Smith, ls. 

Thomas Richards. 

Court Record, Page no — 2 February, 1712-13: Will exhibited by 
William Baker. Proven. 

Page 120—2 March, 1712-13: Sarah Baker, formerly Sarah Smith, 
daughter of Artfiur Smidi, executrix, appeared before this Court and ac- 
cepted the trust. 

Page 181 — 1st March, 1713-14: This Court appoint William Baker 
of Hartford to be guardian unto Phebe Smith, a minor, 13 years of age. 



Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 56. 

Smith, Elisha, Windham. Invt. £207-09-09. Taken 22 July, 1714^ 
by Samuel Webb and William Allen. 

Court Record, Page 209 — 2 August, 1714: Adms. granted to Eliza- 
beth Smith, widow of sd. deed. 

Page 210 — 2 August, 1714: This Court appoint Jonathan Bingham 
of Windham to be guardian to Esther Smith, about 12 years of age, daugh-^ 
ter of Elisha Smith, deed. Recog., £70. 

Page 211 — 2 August, 1714: This Court appoint Ralph Wellock of 
Windhun to be guardian to Seth Smith, 12 years of age, son of Elisha 
Smith, deed. Recog., £70. 

Page 14 (Vol. IX) 1st May, 1716 : Elizabeth Smith, Adms., bv her 
attorney, Samuel Webb, exhibits account of her Adms. Allowed. Order 
to dist the estate: 

£ s d 

To Elizabeth Smith, widow, land, with 3-06-04 

To Seth Smith, only son, 58-12-08 

To Easter, Martha and Mary Smith, to each of them, 29-06-04 

And appoint Capt John Fitch, Jonathan Crane and Joseph Giry, of 
Windham, distributors. 



Page 142. 

Smith, John, Haddam. Invt. £415-09-11. Taken 2nd August, 1712^ 
by Simon Smith, Thomas Brooks and James Wells. 



tgS PIOBATB RECOBDS. VOI«. VZII, 

Court Record, Page 86—4 August, 1712 : Adms. to Lydia, the widow 

t, and Joseph Smidi, son of sd. deceased. 

Page 156--7 September, 1713: Adms. account allowed. William 
TuUy of Saybrook to be guardian to Lucy Smith, a minor, 4 years of age, 
daughter of John Smith, late of Haddam, deed. 

Page 160 — ^2nd November, 1713: This Court confirms Major John 
Qaric of Saybrook to be g^uardian to Elizabeth Smith, a minor dau^ter 
of John Smith, late of Haddam, mariner, deed. 

Page 161 — 2 November, 1713: Joseph Arnold of Haddam to be 
guardian to Thankfull Smith, age 18 years, and to Sarah Smith, age 16 
years, children of John Smith, mariner, deed. This Court appoint Joseph 
Smith of Haddam to be guardian to Thankfull Smith, age 10 years, 
daughter of John Smith, late of Haddam, deceased. Joseph Smith of 
Haddam exhioited now in ttiis Court a further accompt of his and his 
motfier's administration account Approved and order dist: To Lydia 
Smith, widow relict, her dower in the real estate, with £31-16-07 to be her 
own forever; to Joseph Smith, £55- 16-09; ^ William, to Nathaniel, to 
Sarah, to Elizabeth, to Thankfull, and to Lucy Smith, to each the sum of 
£27-18-04 1-2, their single portions. And appoint James Wells, Thomas 
Brocdcs and Hezekiah Brainard, distributors. 



Page 183. 

Bmifh, Joseph, Hartford. Invt. £46-17-00. Taken 2 April, 1712, by 
Samuel Kellogg and Samuel Sedgewidc. 

Court Record, Page 60—3 March, 1711-12: This Court grants let- 
ters of Adms. on the estate of Joseph Smith, late of Hartford, deed, (vizt, 
tfiat part of the sd. estate that hath not been administered upon by the 
widow relict in her lifetime, she being now deceased) to Simon Smith, 
son of sd. deed. (See Vol. I, Page 507, Digest.) 



Page 183 

Smith, Lydiai Widow, Hartford. Invt. £4-15-06. Taken 2 April, 
1712, by Samuel Kellogg and Samuel Sedgewidc 

Court Record, Page 60—3 March, 1711-12: Adms. granted to Simon 
Smith, son of the deed., on the estate of his mother, Lydki Smith, relict of 
Joseph Smith, late of Hartford, deed. 



Page 1 16. 

Smith, Nathaniel, Hartford. Invt. £88-00-04. Taken 2 January, 
1711-12, by Ciprian Nicholls, Thomas Seamore and Henry Brace. 

Court Record, Page 43 — 7 January, 1711-12: Adms. granted to E«- 
tiier Smith, widow, and Thomas Dickinson. 




Z7IO TO 1715. PBOBATB RECORDS. 399 

Page 133—7 April, 1713 : Adms. granted entirely to Easter Smith, 
widow, her brother Thomas Dickinson haveing neglected or refuseing to 
jfive bonds. 

Page 157 (Vol. IX) 7 November, 1721 : Esther Smith, alias Porter, 
Adms., exhibits now an account of her Adms. Order to dist. the estate 
among the surviving heirs as foUoweth : To Esther Porter, alias Smith, 
widow of the deed., to Nathaniel, eldest son, to Gideon, to Joseph, Su- 
sannah, Jerusha and Abigail Smith, children of the deed. And appoint 
Thomas Hosmer, Daniel Merrells and Thomas Warren distributors. This 
Court appoint Hezekiah Porter to be guardian to Abigail, Gideon and 
Joseph Smith, children of Nathaniel Smith, deed. Hezekiah Porter, at* 
tomey to Nathaniel Smith, eldest son of Nathaniel Smith, moved that 
the homelot of sd. Nathaniel deed, be set out to the sd. Nathaniel Smith, 
eldest son, provided bond be given to pay to the rest of the heirs their 
proportionable parts. This Court, being therewith satisfied, do so order. 



Page 205. 

Smifh, Fbilip, Jr., Hartford. Died 17 October, 1712. Invt. £26-00- 
05. Taken by Timothy Cowles and John Goodwin. (Apprisers' names 
on file.) 

Court Record, Page 103 — ^5 January, 1712: Adms. granted to David 
Smith, a brother of sd. deed. 

Page 95 (Vol. IX) 3 February, 1718-19: David Smith, Adms., ex- 
liibits now an account of his Adms. Accepted. There remains no estate 
to be dist, and this Court grants die Achns. a Quietus Est. 



Page 39. 

Smith, Hiomai, Haddam. Invt. £38-12-04. Taken 25 November, 
1709, by John Booge and William Spencer. 

Court Record, Page 10— ist May, 1710: Adms. granted to Matthew 
Smith, a brother of sd. deed. 



Page 46. 

Sparks, John, Windsor. Invt. i54-i4-oa Taken 20 May, 1710, by 
John Williams, Samuel Bumham and Benjamin Coult 

Court Record, Page 15 — ^3 July, 1710: Adms. granted to Dorothy 
Sparks, widow. 

Page 93 — ^3 November, 1712: Adms. now granted to Jabez Coult of 
Windsor. 

Page 137—4 May, 1713 : Martha Sparks, a minor, 16 years of age, 
diose her father-in-law John Parsons to be her guardian. Esther Sparks, 



300 PROBATE RECORDS. VOt,. VIH^ 

i8 years of age, chose Mr. Samuel Welles to be her guardian. And this 
Court appoints John Parsons of Hartford to be guardian to Ruth, John, 
Anne, Dorothy and Thomas Sparks, all minor children of John Sparks, 
late of Windsor, deed. 

Page 200—7 Jui*e» ^7H' John Parsons, sometime of Hartford, and 
formerly Adms. (in right of his wife Dorothy, deed.) on the estate of 
John Sparks, exhibited now in this Court an account of sundry disburse- 
ments necessarily made on that estate, which this Court accept. 

Page 53 (Vol. X) 1st September, 1724: Jabez Coult, Adms., exhibits 
now an account of his Adms. Allowed. Noah Sparks offered to the sat- 
isfaction of this Court that the house and lands of John Sparks could not 
be divided without spoiling the whole, and prays that the house and lands 
may be set out to him the sd. Noah Sparks's eldest son, he giving bond for 
the payment to the rest of the heirs the worth thereof. Allowed. This 
Court appoint Noah Sparks to be guardian unto Thomas Sparks, a minor,. 
16 years of age, son of John Sparks, late deed. 



Page 164. 

Spenoer, Jared» Sen., Hartford. Invt. £22007-04. Taken 4 ApriU 
1712, by Richard Edwards and John Pratt. Will dated 15 March, 171 1- 
12: 

I, Jared Spencer of Hartford, doe make this my last will and testa- 
ment : I g^ve to my 4 daughters, Hannah, Sarah, Elizabeth and Mary, to 
each of them, £10 over and besides what my daughter Hannah formerly^ 
received of me. The rest of my estate, both real and personal, I give 
unto my son Jared Spencer and to his heirs and assigns forever, whome 
I make my sole executor. My will furtfier is, that my daughter Mary 
Spencer shall have one room in my house to dwell in so long as she shall 
continue unmarried. 

Witness: Richard Edwards, Jared Spencer, ls. 

Nathaniel Goodwin. 

Court Record, Page 66 — 7 April, 171 2: Will proven. 



Inventory on File. 
(Page 31-47, Vol. IX, Agreement) 

Spencer, Jonathan, Haddam. Died 13 December, 1714. Invt. £88- 
08-06. Taken 10 January, 1714-15, by Daniel Brainard and Gerrard 
Cone. 

An agreement, made for the settlement of the estate of Jonathan 
Spencer, late of Haddam, deed.: The brethren, Timothy Spencer, John 
Hungerford, Henry Williams and Joseph Chapman, do engage before wit- 
nesses to stand to this agreement, setting our hands to it 10 November^ 



I7IOTO 1715* PROBATE RECORDS* JOI 

1715 : All US brethren have agreed to have a quarter part, each one, of 
the 40-acre lot that lyes between Moses Rowley's and John Fuller's. And 
of the other out lots we have agreed, by casting of lots, that Timothy 
Spencer should have the 24-acre lot by Green Hungerford's, and that 
John Hungerford should have the 20-acre lot by Sam Andross, and that 
Henry Williams should have the upper 20-acre lot by Thomas Gates, and 
that Joseph Chapman should have tiie 20-acre lot by John Smith. Also, 
we agree to take an equal share of i8o-oo-oo right that lyes on the east 
«ide of Salmon River, on Matchamodes side. And all we brethren have 
received now this day each one an equal share of tihe moveable estate 
that was Jonathan Spencer's, deed., to our full satisfaction. 

Timothy Spencer, ls. 

Henry Williams, ls. 

John Hungerford, ls. 

Joseph Chapman, ls. 

Court Record, Page 238 — 7 February, 1714-15: Adms. granted to 
Timothy Spencer, a brother of sd. deed. 

Page 2 (Vol. IX) 17 December, 1715 : Joseph Chapman, John Hun- 
gerford, Timothy Spencer and Henry Williams, all of Haddam save 
Joseph Chapman, who is of Saybrook, exhibited now in this Court an 
agreement for the division and settlement of the estate of tfieir late bro- 
ther, Jonathan Spencer, which agreement they severally acknowledge be- 
fore this Court to be their voluntary act and deed. And they were 
granted a Quietus Est. 

Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 29. 

Spencer, Jo8eph,Haddam. Invt. £66-15-08. Taken 14 January, 1714- 
I5» by Daniel Braynard and Samuel Olmsted. 

Court Record, Page 240—7 March, 1714-15: Adms. granted to 
Hannah Spencer, widow. 

Page 13 1-2-3. 

Spencer, Obadiah, Sen., Hartford. Invt £98-12-09. Taken 26 May, 
1712, by Thomas Meekins and Joseph Barnard. Will dated 22 June, 1709. 

I, Obadiah Spencer, Sen., of Hartford, husbandman, do make and 
ordain this my present last will : I g^ve to my son Obadiah Spencer all 
diat homelot with the messuage or tenement, outhouses and appurtenances 
where he now dwells and which I have formerly given him in a deed of 
conveyance; also the south half of my lot of land commonly called the 
Brickhill lot I give to Thomas Spencer, my son, all that my lot of land in 
the meadow upon the east side of the Great River in Hartford, excepting 
2 acres given to my son John, my son Thomas paying £6 to my son Dis- 
brow Spencer, I give to my son Samuel Spencer all tfiat messuage where 
he now dwells, standing on the nortfi side of the homelot whereon I now 



302 PROBATE RECORDS. VOI<. VIII, 

dwell, in the division of land usually called the Neck in Hartford, and the 
north half part of my homelot of land adjoining .to the meadow on the 
east, he paying the £6 lawful money to my son Disbrow Spencer. I give 
to Ebenezer Spencer, my son, all that lot of land in the Long Meadow in 
Hartford, at a place called Hobs Hole, for which I have formerly given 
him a deed of conveyance. I give to my son John Spencer all Uiat my 
messuage or tenement wherein I now dwell, and my bam and outhouses- 
with the appurtenances, also all the residue or south half part of my home* 
lot and barn, yards and fruit trees not hereinbefore given to my son Sam- 
uel ; also 2 acres of Meadow Lott land on the east side of the Great River. 
I give to Disbrow Spencer, my son, ii2 lawful money to be paid by my 
sons Thomas and Samuel Spencer. I give to my daughter Mary King, 
besides what she hath already had, one good cow and all my bedding and 
household stuffe or implements of household use within doors, excepting 
one paire of andirons, one warming pan and one cupbard given to John. 
I appoint my son John Spencer to be sole executor, and Mr. Joseph Tal- 
cott and Mr. Caleb Stanly, Jr., to be overseers. 

Witness : Caleb Stanly, Jr., Obadiah X Spencer, Sen., ls. 

Abigail Stanly. 

A codicil, dated 2 May, 1712: Whereas, in my will I gave to ray 
daughter Mary King some things therein expressed, my will is now (that 
since God in his sovereign pleasure hath taken her out of this world by 
death) that my son John shall have all that I gave her. 
Witness: Joseph Gilbert. Obadiah X Spencer, ls. 

John Church. 

Court Record, Page 80 — 2 June, 1712 : Will proven. The legatees 
appeal to the Superior Court. 



Page 213. 

Spencer, William, East Haddam. Invt. ii 12-13-06. Taken 16 Feb- 
ruary, 1712-13, by Daniel Brainard, James Ackley and Jabez Chapman. 

Court Record, Page 119 — 2 March, 1 712- 13: Jonatfian Dunham now 
presented for probate a writing purported to be the will of the sd. deed. 
Rejected. Adms. granted to Sarah Spencer, widow. 

Page 223 — 6 December, 1714: Sarah Spencer, Adms., exhibits an 
account of her Adms. Accepted. Order to dist the estate : 

£ 8 d 
To Sarah Spencer, widow, 6-ookx> 

To Alexander Spencer, eldest son, 30-06-08 

To William Spencer, Mary Dunham, Sarah Spencer and 

HannsJi Chapman (wife of Samuel Chapman, see File), 

to each, 15-03-04 

And appoint Capt Thomas Gates, Capt. Daniel Brainard and 
Thomas Robertson to dist the estate. 



I7ZO TO 1715. PBOEATB RECORDS. 303, 

Page I (Vol. IX) 1st November, 1715: Report of the dist, and 
Sarah Spencer fifranted a Quietus Est 



Inventory on File. Agreement on Page 195. 

Stanclift, JameSy Middletown. Died 3 October, 1712. Invt ii9i-03- 
10. Taken 15 October, 1712, by Samuel Hall, William Russell and Eben- 
ezer Smith. 

An agreement, dated 4 April, 1713, between William Stanclift ol the 
one part and James Stanclift of the other part, both of the Town of 
Middletown: The sd. James Stanclift, for a consideration hereafter men- 
tioned, doth covenant with the sd. William Stanclift, Adms. on the estate 
of their father, James Stanclift, late of Middletown, deed., and to and 
with the heirs and assigns of the sd. Wm. Stanclift and every of them, 
firmly abide these presents: That upon the receipt of £31 current money 
of this Colony, well and truly paid by the sd. William Stanclift unto him 
the sd. James Stanclift upon the receipt of the firm and legal deed of 
sales or feoffment of all the sd. James Stanclift's part of the estate of 
their father, James Stanclift aforesd., which is by agreement to be 9 
acres of upland in the Township of Middletown, on the east side of the 
Great River, lying between lands of Mr. John Hamlin, Esq., and lands 
of Ebenezer Hurlbut, and also the 1-2 or 2nd part of a piece of meadow 
land at the upper end of Bushy Pond, which their father bought of Ned 
Durin, containing about 7 acres, and also the 1-2 of the quarry contain-* 
ing in the whole half one acre, upon the receipt of tfie aforesd. £30 or 
upon the receipt of a firm and leg^l deed of sale or feoffment of the 
abovesd. parcels of land unto the sd. James Stanclift, doth by these pres- 
ents firmly covenant and promise the sd. William Stanclift to acknowledge 
himself fully satisfied and paid for all his right, title and interest in and to 
all the estate of his fadier, James Stanclift, deed. 
Witness : Thomas WrigfU, James Stancuft, ls. 

John Bevin, 

Court Record, Page 92 — 3 October, 1712: Adms. granted to Mary 
Stanclift, the widow, and William Stanclift, the son of sd. deed. 

Page 193 — ^3 May, 1714: William Stanclift, Adms., exhibits an ac- 
count of his Adms. Account accepted and ordered recorded. 



Page 201. 

Stanly, Caleb, Jr., Hartford. Invt. i774-09-05. Taken 24 March, 
1712, by John Marsh, Jr., and John Skinner. 

Court Record, Page 42 — 7 January, 1711-12: Mr. Caleb Stanly, 
heretofore Qerk of the County Court and Court of Probate, being dead, 
tfiis Court made choice of Mr. Thomas Kimberly to be Qerk of this Court 
of Probate within and for the County of Hartford, and he is sworn to 
that office. 



304 PROBATE REX:OiU>S. VOL. vin» 

Page 48—4 February, 1711-12: Adms. granted to Abigail Stanly, 
widow, and William Pitkin, Esq. 

Page 19 (Vol. X) 7 May, 1723 : William Pitkin appointed guardian 
unto Timothy Stanly, who is now 17 years of age. Recog., iioo. And this 
Court also appoint Joseph Pitkin guardian to Caleb Stanly, 15 years of 
age. Recog., iioo. And Mr. William and Joseph Pitkin to be guardians 
to Jonathan, 13 years, and William Stanly, about 12 years. Recog., £200. 

Page 124 — 14 March, 1725-6: This Court having considered that, 
in order to have an equal dist. of the estate, there ought to be a new invt 
and apprisement of tiie personal as well as the real estate of the deed., 
thereupon do appoint John Skinner and Aaron Cooke apprisers. 

Page 139— -6 December, 1726: The former Adms. being deceased, 
Adms. is granted to William Pidcin in order to render estate for dist. And 
as it is necessary to make a new apprisement, this Court appoint Thomas 
Root, Nathaniel Rust and Benjamin Palmer, of Coventry, to apprise lands 
at Coventry, Bolton and Tolland, and John Skinner, Aaron Cooke and 
' Goodwin to apprise the real estate at Hartford. 

Page 93 (Vol. XII, Probate Side) : An invt. of the lands of Caleb 
Stanly, Jr., in Coventry, Bolton and Tolland, valued at £877-00-00, taken 6 
December, 1726, by special order of the Court of Probates, by Thomas 
Root and Nathaniel Rust. An invt. of real estate in Hartford, valued at 
£724-00-00, and of personal estate, £170-04-11, taken by John Skinner 
and Aaron Cooke. 

Dist. File: 21 March, 1726-7: To Timothy, to Caleb, to Jonathan, to 
William. By Timothy Cowles and Joseph Cowles. 

Page 160—4 July, 1727 : Report of the distributors. 



Page 152. 

Stanly, Nathaniel, Hartford. Invt. £1618-19-00. Taken 17 Decem- 
ber, 171 2, by Joseph Talcott, William Whiting and Aaron Cooke. Will 
dated 11 November, 1712. 

I, Nathaniel Stanly of Hartford, do make this my last will and tes- 
tament: I give to my wife Sarah Stanly one moiety or 1-2 part of all my 
estate, both real and personal, during her natural life. And further, my 
mind is that my sd. wife shall have the use of that part of my mansion 
house which she shall make choice of. I give to my sd. wife £100 out of 
my moveable estate to be at her disposal. I give to my son Nathaniel 
Stanly the other moiety of my estate, both real and personal ; and further 
my mind is that after the decease of his mother that moiety of my es- 
tate which I bequeathed to her during her natural life shall be to my sd. 
son and his heirs forever. I give to my daughter Mary Hooker, besides 
what I have formerly given to her, by deed of guift, 20 shillings. I consti- 
tute my wife and my son Nathaniel executors. 
Witness : John Haynes, Nathaniel Stanly, ls. 

Nathaniel Goodwin. 

Court Record, Page 107—6 January, 1712-13 : Nathaniel Stanly, who 
was executor, exhibits the last will. Proven. 






I7IO TO 1715. PROBATB RECOKDS. 305 

PStRe 234. 

Stanlji Thomas, Farmington. Invt. £342-18-11. Taken 1713, by 
Daniel Andrews, Sen., Isaac Cowles and Nathaniel Stanly. 

Q>urt Record, Page 147 — 6 July, 1713: Adms. granted to Anna 
Stanly, widow. 

Page 210—2 August, 1714: This Court appoint Anne Stanly to be 
guardian 4o her children, Thomas Stanly, 18 years, and Anne Stanly, 15 
^ears, children of Thomas Stanly. Recog., with Isaac Cowles of Farm- 
mgton, iioo. 

Page 74 (Vol. IX) 5 August, 1718 : The Adms. of sd. estate being 
now deceased, this Court grant letters of Adms. on the estate of Thomas 
and Anna Stanly his wife unto Thomas Stanly, son of the deed. 

Page 355 (Probate Side) : We, Thomas Stanly and Ann Stanly of 
Farmington, only son and daughter of Thomas Stanly, late of sd. Farm- 
ington, deed., do hereby signify and declare that we have each of us re- 
ceived our respective parts, share and portion of the estate of our hon- 
oured father, Thomas Stanly, deed., and of the estate of our mother, Ann 
Stanly, to our full satisfaction, this 2nd February, 1710-20. 
Witness: Isaac Cowles, Thomas X Stanly, ls. 

Hezekiah Wyllys. Anna X Stanly, ls. 

Court Record, Page 118 — 2 February, 1719-20: An agreement ex- 
hibited for the division and settlement of the estate of Thomas Stanly, 
late of Farmington, made by Thomas Stanly and Ann Stanly, children 
and heirs of the sd. deceased, was before this Court acknowledged to be 
their free act and deed. Accepted and ordered recorded. 



Page 207-8-9. 

Steelei Lt. JameSi Hartford. Invt. £878-09-10. Taken 25 November, 
1712, by Thomas Hosmer and Edward Allyn. 

I, James Steele, Sen., of Hartford, do make this my last will and 
testament: I give unto my eldest son James Steele my house and bam, 
malt house, and all my land at home, with all the trees and wells, and also 
six acres of land at the lower end of the south meadow ; also in 40 acres 
ten acres more of land, and 7 acres of land at Nod, and my lot called the 
Gate Lot, being about 7 1-2 acres, and Rocky Hill lot, being about 24 acres ; 
also the mountain lot called the 28 acres. I give also all my moveable es- 
tate to him, he paying all my just debts and legacies hereafter given to my 
daughters. All these lands and estate to my son James and his heirs for- 
ever. I give to my son Jonathan Steele all my land at Durham. 
I give to my son Stephen Steele my land at 4-Mile Hill. I give 
to my three daughters, Sarah, Mary and Elizabeth, £6 to each. I give to 
my wife Sarah the use and improvement and income of all my lands 



306 P1K»BAT£ RBCORDS. VOL. Till, 

in Hartford, and stock and bouseing, given to my son James, during her 
widowhood, and appoint her and my son James sole executors. 

Witness : Edward Allyn, Jabcbs Steele, Sen. 

Samuel Shepherd. 

Court Record, Page 104—5 January, 171 2: Will proven. 
Page 96 (Vol. IX) 3 February, 1718-19 : Upon application of Jdm 
Watson in right of his wife Sarah, and Cyprian Watson in right of his 
wife Elizabe&, co-heirs with several others unto the estate of James 
Steele, late of Hartford, deceased, showin^^ that sd. James Steele died 
intestate and without issue, and that at the time of his death he had an es- 
tate in fee simple unto several parcels of land in the Township of Hartford 
as appears by will of James Steele, late of Hartford, father of the sd. 
James Steele deceased, and that the sd. intestate hath two brothers, Jona- 
than Steele and Stephen Steele, and three sisters, Sarah Watson, Eliza- 
beth Watson and Mary Ashley, to whom the sd. lands belong, saving the 
mother Sarah Steele's use durii^ her widowhood : Sarah Steele, execu- 
trix to the last will of James Steele the father, late of Hartford, deed., 
Stephen Steel and Jonathan Steele, sons, Joseph Ashley and Mary his 
wife, all cited to appear in Court and show cause, if any, why distributixKi 
should not be made. 

Page 98 — ^3 March, 1718-19: This Court decide that the lands belong 
to the brouiers and no part to the sisters, accordii^ to the will of fteir 
father, Capt. James Steele. John Watson appeals. 



Page 244. 

Steele, Oapt. JameSi Wethersfield. Invt. £812-1 1-06. Taken 23 July, 
I7i3f by George Stilman, Samuel Wright and Michael Griswold. 

Court Record, Page 152 — ^3 August, 1713 : Adms. granted to Anne 
Steele, widow, and Samuel Steele, eldest son. 

Page 81 (Vol. IX) : This C6urt appoint Anne Steele to be guar- 
dian to her children, Ann Steele, 16 years of age, and David, 13 years. 
Recog., i200. 

Page 82—9 September, 17 18: Anna Steele and Samuel Steele, of 
Wethersfield, exhibited now in this Court an account of their Adms. 
on the estate of Capt James Steele, by which acoot. the inventory amounts 
to £824-02-03, the real part whereof is £449-10-00; and that out of the 
moveable part there has been paid in debts and charges, £200-13-03 ; there 
remains of the moveable estate £173^19-00, to which add the real part and 
the sum to be distributed and divided is £623-09-00. Account allowed and 
order distribution : To Anna Steele, widow relict (dower) and £57-19-00, 
to be her own forever; to Samuel Steele, eldest son, £161*11-03; to Jo- 
seph Steele, David Steele, Prudence Steele, HannaJi Steele and Anne 
Steele, sons and daughters of the deceased, to each and every one of them. 



t^lOTOI^lS- PftOBATE kECOteM. 36^ 

£80-15-07 1-2. And appoint George Stilman, Jonathan Belding and Mi- 
chael Griswcdd distributors. 

Page 83 — J October, 1718 : Report of the dist 

Page 14 (Vol. X) 2 April, 1723 : David Steele, a minor, 18 years of 
age, sen of Capt. James Steele, made choice of Samuel Judd to be his 
guardian, his mother who was his guardian consenting. Recog., £200. 



Page 35. 

Stede^ ftunuel, Sen., Hartford. Invt £926-07-00. Taken 21 Feb- 
ruary, 1709-10, by James Steele and Thomas Hosmer. 

Court Record, Page i — 2 January, 1709-10: Adms. granted to 
Thomas Steele and William Steele, sons of sd. deed. 

Page 39— 1st October, 171 1: Mrs. Marcy Steele, widow, of Hart- 
ford, is appointed guardian to her son Eliphalet Steele, 11 years of age. 
Daniel Steele, a minor, 14 1-2 years of age, one of the sons of Samuel 
Steele, Sen., late of Hartford deed., made choice of his mother Marcy 
Steele, widow, to be his guardian. Allowed by the Court. 

Page 55 — 5 February, 1711-12: Thomas and William Steele, Adms., 
exhibit an account of their Adms. Accepted. Order to dist the estate : 

i s d 
To Mary Steele, widow, 47-15-02 

To Thomas Steele, eldest son, . 234-00-01 

To William, Daniel, Eliphalet and Abiall Steele, to each, ii7-<xmx>>4 

And appoint Capt. Hezekiah Wyllys, Lt James Steele and Thomas 
Hosmer, of Hartford, distributors. The Court grant the Adms. a Quietus 
Est. 



Page 38. 

Steele, Bamnel, Jr., Hartford, Blacksmith. Invt. ^105-00-00. Taken 
22 February, 1709-10, by James Steele and Thomas Hosmer. 

Court Record, Page 2 — 2 January, 1709-10 : Adms. to Thomas and 
William Stede, brbthers of the deceased. 



Page 22. 

Steetoi William, Hartford. Invt iK^-14-04. Taken 30 March, 1713, 
by Samuel Sedgwick and Thomas Ensign. 

Court Record, Page iii — 2 February, 1712-13: Adms. to Thomas 
Steele, a brother of the deceased. 



308 PROBATE RECORDS. VOI,. VIII, 

Will and Invt in Vol. IX, Pagre 14-15. 

Stephens, Thomas, Middletown. Invt. £78-18-03. .Taken 5 Septem- 
ber, 1 714, by John Collins, John Bacon and Joseph Rockwell. Will dated 
30th August, 1714. 

I, Thomas Stephens of Middletown, do make my last will and testa- 
ment : I g^ive to my son Thomas Stevens, whom I ordain sole executor, all 
and singular my lands, messuages and tenements, by him freely to be 
possessed and enjoyed, by him and his heirs forever. I give imto my 
wife Jane the use of my now dwelling house with a convenient garden 
spot and a choice of one cow, to use and improve during the whole time 
of her widowhood. And the whole of that estate that she brought to me 
with her, I freely resign up to her again. Item. I give to my two daugh- 
ters, Hannah and Sarah, with my son Thomas abovesaid, the whole of my 
moveable estate and debts, after my just debts and funeral charges are 
paid, which I do order to be paid out of that £34 bill which is in the hands 
of John Hamlin, Esq., of Middletown. I do request Mr. William Russell 
and Joseph Rockwell to be overseers. 

Witness : Benjamin Adkins, Thomas Stevens, ls. 

Thomas Allen, Joseph Rockwell. 

Court Record, Page 216 — 4 October, 1714: Will proven. 



Page 192. 

StileSi Samnel, Windsor. Invt. £58-15-00. Taken 30 January, 1712- 
13, by Nathaniel Gaylord, Sen., Israel Stoughton and Jonathan Elsworth. 

Court Record, Page no — 2 February, 1712-13: Martha Stiles, 
widow, exhibited an invt. of the estate of her late husband. Accepted. 



Page 270. 

Stockmg, Oeoi^, Middletown. Invt. £359-09-00. Taken 16 March, 
1713-14, by Samuel Hall, Nathaniel Savage and William Cornwall. 

Court Record, Page 183 — ^5 April, 1714: Adms. granted to Elizabeth 
Stocking, widow, and Daniel Stocking, brother of sd. deed. 

Page 138 (Vol. IX) 4 November, 1720 : Elizabeth and Daniel Stock- 
ing, Adms., exhibit an account of their Adms. Order to dist. the estate : 

£ s d 
To the widow, Elizabeth Stocking, 32-07-04 

To Stephen Stocking, eldest son, 90-17-04 

To Elizabeth, Samuel, Bethiah, George and Nathaniel Stocking, 

to each of them, the sum of 45-08-08 



v/ 



1710 TO I715. PROBATE BBCORDS. 309 

And appoint Samuel Hall, William Cornwall, Sen., and John Gains 
distributors. This Court appoint Daniel Stocking to be guardian to 
George Stocking, age 15 years, and Nathaniel Stocking, age 14 years, 
children of George Stocking, late deed. Recog., iioo. 



Stocking, John, Court Record, Page 143 — ist June, 1713 : Per act 
of the General Assembly, this Court do order and direct George Stocking 
and Daniel Stocking of Middletown to sell so much of the lands of their 
brother John Stocking of Middletown (an idiot) as may produce the 
sum of £40 to be improved for his comfortable subsistenance for the pay- 
ment of just debts. And they are to sell such lands of the sd. John Stock- 
ing as lie in the Township of Hartford. 



Page 147. 

Stonghton, John, Windsor. Invt £271-02-09. Taken 24 May, 1712, 
by Job Drake, Sen., Thomas Stoughton and Samuel Bumham. 

Court Record, Page 138 — 4 May, 1713: Sarah Stoughton, Adms.^ 
now exhibits an account of her Adms. Allowed by the Court Order to 
dist. the estate to the surviving heirs as f olloweth : To Sarah Stoughton, 
widow, of the moveable estate the sum of :^3-ii-02 ; to Nathaniel Stough- 
ton, 2nd son, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rebeckah, Anne, Hannah, Mary and 
Rachel Stoughton, to each of them, £27-02-09 1-2. William Stoughton 
hath already received his full double portion. And appoint Capt. Thomas 
Stoughton, Deacon Job Drake and Samuel Rockwell, distributors. 

Page 147 — 6 July, 1713 : This Court appoint Sarah Stoughton, relict 
of John Stoughton, late of Windsor, to be gti^irdian to all the children of 
the sd. deed, that are under age. Recc^., with Joseph Drake, in £150. 

Page 156 — J September, 171 3: By reason of some misrepresenta- 
tion in die order of this Court for dist. of the estate of John Stoughton, 
late of Windsor, deed., the 2nd son (viz., William) was mistaken for the 
eldest son (vizt, John), who was intended thereby, though entirely by 
that means left out 

See File: 3 January, 1713-14: John, William and Sarah Stoughton 
and Joseph and Elizabetli Mather gave receipts for their several portions. 

Page 144 (Vol. IX) 7 February, 1720-21 : This Court appoint John 
Stoughton of Windsor to be guardian to his brother Nathaniel Stough- 
ton, age 18 years. Recog., £50. 

Page 44 (Vol. XI) 4 May, 1731 : Sarah Stoughton, now Drake, for- 
merly widow of John Stoughton, showing that she had not as yet had 
set out her dower or thirds of the lands of her sd. late husband, although 
there was long time an order of Court therefor, moves to this Court that 
some suitable persons may be appointed to set out one-third part of the 
lands of the sd. John Stoughton for her improvement during her natural 
life: Whereupon this Court appoint Thomas Stoughton, Joseph Rock- 
well and Deacon Joseph Skinner, of Windsor, distributors. 



3IO PBOBATE RECOIDS. VOI,. VHI, 

Page 47 — 28 June, 1731 : William Stoughton of Windsor, son of 
John Stoughton, objects to the setting out, and is granted a review of the 
case at the Superior Court. 



Page 122. 

Stoughtoni Bamuel, Windsor. Invt £272-17-03. Taken by Israel 
Stoughton, Daniel Bissell and Jonathan Elsworth. 

Court Record, Page 49—4 February, 1711-12: Adms. granted to 
Dorothy Stoughton, widow. 



Page 118. 

Strickland, Jobn, Jr., Glastonbury. Invt. £69-16-08. Taken 23 Janu- 
ary, 1711-12, by Gershom Smith and Jonathan Judd. The diildren of the 
deed, are: Elizabeth, b. 12 December, ^705; John, b. 4 April, 1709; and 
William, 27 August, 1711. 

Court Record, Page 47 — 4 February, 1711-12: Adms. granted to 
Elizabeth Strickland, widow, and Jonathan Judd. 

Page 201 — y June, 1714: Elizabeth Strickland and Jonathan Judd, 
Adms., exhibit an account of their Adms. Accepted. The estate is to re- 
main in the hands of the widow, who was appointed by the Court guar- 
dian to her children by John Strickland, deceased. 



Invt in Vol. IX, Page 17. 

Striokland, Joseph, Simsbury. Invt. £27-01-06. Taken 18 May, 1714, 
by James Cornish and John Pettibone. 

Court Record, Page 197 — 7 June, 1714: Adms. granted to Elizabeth 
Strickland, widow, and Samuel Strickbind, mother and brother of sd. 
deed 



Page 38. 

Taphannahi Bichard (Indian man), Glastonbury. Invt. £10-13-09. 
Taken 2 February, 1709-10, by Samuel Smith and Thcxnas Dickinson. 

Court Record, Page 2^—2 January, 1709-10: Adms. to Samuel Love- 
land of Glastonbury. 



Page 169. 

T^ppiiiy JameSi 801L9 Middletown. Invt. £315-15-05. Taken 27 Au- 
gust, 1 71 2, by Israihiah Wetmore, Joseph Rockwell and William Ward. 
Will dated 11 June, 1712. 



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1710 TO 1715. PROBATE BBCOBDS. JII 

I, James Tappin, Sen., of Middletown, do make this my last will and 
testament : My will is that my wife Anne Tappin have the whole posses- 
sion and improvement of all the estate that I stand possessed of, deeds 
of gift excepted, during her natural life. It I give to my son James 
Tappin, after my own and his mother Anna Tappin's decease, all my 
Jiouseing and lands lying in the Township of Middletown ; also to my son 
James Tappin I give all my tooles and materials for my trade as a felt 
maker and all my tools and utensils for husbandry. I give to my daugh- 
ter Anna, after her mother's decease, the one-half of my household go(xls, 
that is to say, brass, pewter and beding, only it is to be considered, and 
my will is, that my daughter Mary have my best feather bed, ruggs and 
boulster. It My will is that my daughter Mary Barnes have, at mine own 
and my wife's decease, the other half of my household goods equal with 
her sister Anna. The rest of my remaining living stock shall be equally 
divided between my three children, namely, James Tappin, Anna Ward 
and Mary Barnes. I appoint my wife Anne Tappin and my son James 
Tappin joynt executors. 

Witness : Thomas Foster, Jambs X Tappin, ls. 

Richard Turner, Joseph Rockwell. 

Court Record, Page 88 — ist September, 1712: Will proven. 



Page 130. 

Taylor, Samuel, Wethersfield. Invt. £177-14-04. Taken 5 February, 
1711-12, by Jonathan Hollister and William Nott. 

The last will and testament of Samuel Taylor is as followeth : In my 
virill I doe give unto my wife this house and land, and one cow, and my 
black mare, during her naturall life. Item. I give to my son John my 
homestead and my team and team tackling, one yoak of oxen, and two 
horses. Item. I give to my grandson Samuel Taylor the farm in the 
woods, that whiA is called Coles farme. I give to my 3 daughters 
eighteen acres of woodland and the rest of my moveable estate, to be 
•divided amongst them. And I give unto my daughter Sarah the sum of 
£5, to her and her heirs forever. 

Witness : Samuel Smith, Samuel X Taylor. 

William Nott 

Court Record, Page 45 — 7 January, 1711-12: Will proven, Adms. 
^granted to Sarah Taylor, the widow, and John Taylor, son of the deed., 
with the will annexed. 

Page loi — 1st December, 1712: John Taylor, Adms., exhibits an 
account of his Adms. Approved. 



Page 38. 

(Agreement on File.) 

Taylor, Stephen, Jr., Windsor. Invt. £189-03-00. Taken 21 October, 
1709, by Roger Wolcott and Job Drake. 



312 PBOBATB RECORDS. VOL. Vltt^ 

An agreement, dated 3 April, 1710, made between William Taylor 
of the one part, and Ephraim Bissell (who married Joanna Taylor 24 De* 
cember, 1702, W. R., sister of sd. deed.) and Joseph Stedman on the- 
other part, respecting an estate formerly belonging to Stephen Taylor^ 
late of Windsor deed., is as followeth : 

1st. That after the debts due from the estate are paid, that then 
the remainder of sd. estate shall be divided, to each of them an equal 
share and part. 

But if the lands should amount in value to more than 1-3 part of the 
sd. estate, it is agreed that the sd. William Taylor shall have all the lands^ 
he paying to the sd. Ephraim Bissell and Joseph Stedman so much money 
as shall make the sd. Ephraim Bissell and Joseph Stedman full 2-3 parts of 
sd. estate. 

In witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto set 
their hands and seals the day and year above written. 

Witness : Hezekiah Wyttys, William Taylor, 

Elisabeth Wyllys. Ephraibc Bissell, 

Joseph Stedman. 

Court Record, Page 8—3 April, 1710: Adms. granted to William 
Taylor, a brother of sd. deed. 

Page 27 — 5 February, 1710-11 : Agreement now exhibited in this 
Court. Allowed and approved. And order the sd. agreement to be kept 
on file. 

Page 181— :ist March, 1713-14: William Taylor, Adms., exhibits 
now an account of his Adms., which this Court allow, and he is granted 
a Quietus Est. 



Page 124. 

Thompson, John, Farmington. Invt. £174-01-02. Taken 3 March,. 
1711-12, by Joseph Hawley and Ebenezer Steele. 

Court Record, Page 46—4 February, 1711-12: Adms. granted to 
John Thompson, son of sd. deed., and Thomas Hart, Jr., son-in-law. 
Record of distribution on file, 27 January, 1742-3 : 

i s d i s d 

To Hezekiah Thompson, 32-04-08 



To the widow Thompson, 32-04-08 

To Nathaniel Thompson, 32-04-08 

To James Thompson, 32-04-08 

To Ezekiel Thompson, 32-04-08 

To Solomon Thompson, 32-04-08 



To Margaret Beach, 32-04-08 

To Hannah Bird, 32-04-08 

To Eunice Judd, 32-04-08 



Date of report, 8 February, 1742-3. By Isaac Cowles, 

John Hart, 
Thofnas Wadsworth. 



I7IO TO I715. PBOBATE RECORDS. 313 

Invt in Vol. IX, Page 21. 

Thomtoiii Samuel, Hartford. Invt. £95-06-04. Taken ist April, 
1714, by Nathaniel Stanly and Thomas Hosmer. 

Court Record, Page 178 — 19 February, 1713-14: Adms. granted 
joyntly to Capt Joseph Whiting and Susannah Thornton, widow of sd. 
deed. 

P^c 3 (Vol. IX) 7 December, 1715: Capt. Joseph Whiting and 
Susannsdi Thornton, Adms., exhibit now an account of their Adms. Al* 
lowed. The estate is supposed to be insolvent. This Court therefore al- 
low to the widow £20 for her subsistence. 



Page 21. 

Thrall, Samneli Windsor. Invt £145-05-00. Taken 29 December, 
1709, by Jacob Gibbs, Jonathan Elsworth and John Thrall. 

Court Record, Page i — 2 January, 1709-10: Adms. granted to Eliza- 
beth Thrall, widow. 

Page 41-2 (Vol. X) 3rd March, 1723-4: Samuel Pettebone, and 
Elizabeth his wife, formerly Elizabeth Thrall, the only child of Sam- 
uel Thrall, late of Windsor deceased, appeared before this Court for him- 
self and in behalf of his wife and acknowledged that Elizabeth Case, some- 
time widow of Samuel Thrall and Adms. on his estate, hath delivered 
into their possession all that part of their father's moveable estate diat 
belonged to them. Also, Samuel Case, husband to the aforesaid Adms., 
formerly widow to the said Samuel Thrall, acknowledged the receipt of 
her one-third part of the moveable estate. This Court now order a dist. 
of the real estate, one-third to the widow, now Elizabeth Case, and two- 
thirds to Samuel Pettebone and his wife, Elizabeth, only daughter of 
Samuel Thrall deceased. This Court appoint Thomas Griswold, John 
Griswold and John Barnard distributors. And grant to Samuel Case 
and Elizabeth his wife a Quietus Est 



Page 154. 

Towiey, Thomas, Wethersfield. Invt. £387-19-00. Taken 5 Decem- 
ber, 1712, by John Curtis, Nathaniel Stodder and David Goodnch. Will 
dated 12 November, 1712. 

The last will and testament of Thomas Towsey is as foUoweth : My 
body I comit to the earth, and my soule to the Lord, in hopes of a glo- 
rius resurection. And that little of my worldly goods that it hath 
pleased God to bestow upon me, after my just debts are paid, I dispose 
of as followeth : Imprimis : I give to my son Thomas my dwelling house, 
and my shop and bam, and all my land, with all the appurtenances of the 
same. I give to George Northway 40 shillings as money. I pve to my 
apprentice, John Welles, one weaver's loome and gears to weave durgget. 



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314 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. VUI» 

sarge and kersey. And all the rest of my estate I give to my daughter 
Elizabeth ChurchiU, the wife of Josiah Churchill. And I constitute my 
daughter Elizabeth Churchill executrix. 

Witness: Robert Wells, Thomas Towsey, ls. 

John Curtis, Sen. 

Court Record, Page 103 — ^5 January, 1712-13 : Will proven. 



Page 230. 

Treat, Bichard, Wethersiield. Died 7 May, 1713. Invt ^636-02-06. 
Taken 1st July, 171 3, by Jonathan Belding, Edward Btdkeley and Joshua 
Robbins. Will dated 2 May, 1713. 

I, Richard Treat of Wethersfield, doe make this my last will and tes- 
tament : I will that my just debts be paid by my executor. I will and be-^ 
queath all my lands, botfi in possession and reversion (that is to say, after 
tiie decease of my hond. mother Rebecca Treat), to come to me from my 
hond. father, Mr. James Treat, late of Wethersfield, deed., by his last will 
bearing date 29 January, 1708-9, together with all my goods, rights, debts 
and commodities whatsoever, with the profits and issues thereof, to my be- 
loved daughter and only child Katharine Treat, and to her heirs and as- 
signs forever. In case of her death before marriage or 18 years of age, 
then to my mother Rebecca Treat, if she be then living, and to my sisters, 
Jemima Chester and Mabel Treat, all my personal or household goods. And 
in case my daughter Katharine Treat die as aforesaid, then I b«]ueath my 
lands to my br^ren, Salmon Treat of Boston and Joseph Treat of Weth- 
ersfield, to be equally divided between them. I appoint Salmon Treat and 
Joseph Treat executors. 

Witness : David Wright, Richard Treat, ls. 

Thomas Hurlbut. 

Court Record, Page 141 — 19 May, 1713: Joseph Treat only accepts 
the trust Will proven. 

Page 177 (Vol. IX) 9 October, 1722 : Joseph Treat of Wethersfield to 
be guardian to Katharine Treat, a minor, 17 years of age, daughter of 
Richard Treat, deed. Recog., £50. 



Page 228. 
(Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 29.) 

Treat, Thomas, Glastonbury. Invt. £770-06-00. Taken 3 April, 1713, 
by Samuel Smith and Jonathan Smith. Invt of lands taken 5 March, 
1714. Will dated 13 June, 1709. 

I, Thomas Treat of Glastonbury, being called forthwith to go upon 
Her Majestie's service against Canada, do therefore briefly make this 
my last will : I give all my estate, real and personal, to my sons (already 



lyiO TO I715. PEOBATB RECORDS. S'S 

born or to be bom), to be divided among them in the proportion following: 
To Richard, my eldest first-bom son, a share double to any one of his 
brethren ; to all the rest an equal share, they to pay to each of their sis* 
ters, at 18 years of age, iioo, Richard to pay double to any of his brothers. 
But if my son Richard shall recover of his malady so that he be brought 
lip to learning at the College or otherwise, then he shall receive only an 
equal share with the others. I appoint my wife Dorothy executrix. To 
my wife Dorothy, besides her dower of the third part of my real estate 
given her by common law and by our law (Title Dower), I give her the 
use and improvement of, and profits of, the estate, real and personal, for 
the education of my children. 

Witness: Thomas Goodrich, Thomas Treat. 

Daniel X Andrews, Richard Goodrich. • 

Court Record, Page 118 — 12 March, 1712-13: Will proven. 

Copied from Original Paper on File: 

Pursuant to the last will and testament of our bond, father, Thomas 
Treat of Glassenbury deceast, bearing date 13 June, Anno Domini 1709, 
we the subscribers, being heirs to ye estate of ye sd. deceased, have made 
a distribution of ye lands by his last sd. will given and bequeathed to us his 
sd. heirs, and are fully satisfied and contented with this our sd. distribu- 
tion and settlement thereof, which is in manner following, viz. : 

1. To Richard Treat, eldest son and heir of ye sd. deceased, within 
the fence, beginning on the north side, butting partly on land belonging 
to [... ] and partly belonging to John HoUister, one piece con- 
taining forty acres an half and twenty four rods; also nine acres in a 
place called the lower meadow. 

2. To Charles Treat, second son and heir of ye deceased, within the 
meadow fence, one piece butting northwardly upon land belonging to 
Ridiard Treat now mentioned, twenty-one acres and thirty-eight rods; 
also five acres in a place called the lower meadow. 

3. To Thomas Treat, third son and heir of ye deceased, within the 
meadow fence, one piece butting northwardly upon land belonging to and 
set out by said distributors to Charles Treat now mentioned, twenty- 
seven acres and thirty-eight rods. 

4. To Isaac Treat, fourth son and heir of the deceased, within 
the meadow fence, one piece butting northwardly upon the aforesaid piece 
of land distributed to ye aforesd Thomas Treat, containing thirty acres. 

5. To Dorotheus Treat, fifth son and heir of ye deceased, one piece 
within the meadow fence butting northwardly upon the aforesd land dis- 
tributed to the aforesd. Isaac Treat, and southwardly upon Richard 
Goodrich his land, containing twenty-eight acres an half and two rods. 

Further, lands without the meadow fence eastwardly of the land be- 
fore specified : 

I. To Richard Treat, one piece of land butting south upon Nathaniel 
Bidwell his land, north upon land distributed to Charles Treat, west upon 
Dorotheus Treat his land, east upon commonage land, being fifty-six 



3U6 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. VIII^ 

rods, nine links in breadth, containing two hundred and nineteen acres. 

2. To Charles Treat, one piece of land butting south upon the lot 
distributed to Richard Treat, west upon the heirs of John Hollister de- 
ceased, and east upon the commons, containing one htmdred and fifty 
acres. 

3. To Thomas Treat, the dwelling house of the deceased and land 
thereto belonging, containing sixteen acres and three-quarters. 

4. To Isaac Treat, one parcel of land butting north upon ^athanid 
Bidwell's land, south upon Richard Goodridi's Umd, east upon the com- 
mons, containing one hundred and five acres. 

5. To Dorotheus Treat, land butting north upon land of heirs of 
Jdin Hollister deceased, south upon Nathaniel Bidwell's land, west upon 
land of Thomas Treat, and east upon land of Richard Treat, ten acres and 
three-quarters ; another piece containing sixty-seven acres. 

To Isaac Treat, ten acres adjoining Nathaniel Bidwell and Samuel 
Brooks. And the aforesd. Richard Treat and Charles Treat do by virtue 
hereof acquit their right and title to a certain fourscore-acre lot in the 
southward bounds of said Glassenbury to Isaac and Dorotheus Treat, 
which lands so distributed as aforesd. are l3dng within the Township of 
Glassenbury at a place called Nayogg. As also that the sd. parties have 
made allowances for our bond, mother Dorothy Treat according to ye sd. 
will and testament of our aforesd. bond, father deceased. 

And that we the subscribers are fully satisfied and contented with 
tills our aforesd. distribution, and amicably agree thereunto, we do this 
day, in witness and in testimony thereof, set our hands and seals, this 17 
July, Anno Dom. 1735. 

Witness : Benjamin Ross, Richard Treat, ls. 

Elisabeth X Andros. Charles Treat^ ls. 

Thomas Treat, ls. 
Isaac Treat, ls. 
Dorotheus Treat, ls. 

Tho : and Isaac Treat appeared before the 
Court of Probate, January 23, 1753 and acknowl- 
edged this agreement to be their free act and deed. 
Test : Joseph Talcott, Clerk. 



Page III. 

Tryon, William, Wethersfield. Invt. £309-08-08. Taken by Joshua 
Robbins, Sen., Joseph Belden and Thomas Welles. 

Court Record, Page 45 — 7 January, 1711-12: By choice of the chil- 
dren of William Tryon, this Court appoint Capt. James Steele to admin- 
ister on sd. estate. Joseph and David Tryon exhibited an inventory. 

Pzge 87 — 4 August, 1712 : Abiall Tryon, age 17 years, chose Abra- 
ham Kilboum to be his guardian. Recog., £50. 



X7IO TO I715. PKOBATB KBCORDS. 317 

Page 133 — 6 April, 1713: Capt James Steele exhibits now an ac- 
count of his Adms. Accepted. Order to dist the estate : 

i s d 
To Joseph Try on, eldest son, 37-17-10 

To David, Thomas, Abell, Zybah and Abiall Tryon, sons, to 

each, 18-18-11 

To Sarah Gillett, eldest daughter, Elizabeth Hill, and to Mabell 

Tryon, to each, 18-18-1 1 

And appoint Benjamin Churchill, Capt. David Goodrich and Jona- 
than Belding, distributors. 

Page 153 — ^3 August, 1713 : Report of the distributors. 



Vibtmrd, John. Court Record, Page 233 — 3 January, 1714-15 : This 
Court appoint Mary Vibbard of Hartford to be guardian to John Vib- 
bard, age 8 vears, and James Vibbard, age 6 years, children of John Vib- 
bard, late of Hartford, deed. 



Page 71. 

Wait, William. An inventory of the estate of William Wait, Indian 

man, late of Hartford, deceased, is as follows : vizt : 

i s d 

To his wages due from the Colony for his service on the ex- 
pedition against Canada, in the year 1709, besides what 
he had received and taken up there of himself as money, 06-04-05 

Hartford, April 2nd, 171 1 : This is a true inventory of all the estate 
of the sd. William Wait that I can hear of or come at. 

Test: Nathaniel Hooker, Administrator. 

Court Record, Page 37 — 3 September, 171 1: Nathaniel Hooker, 
Adms., exhibits an accotmt of his Adms. Accepted. And this Court grant 
him a Quietus Est 



Page 117. 

Ward, Lt. James, Middletown. Invt. £161-02-07. Taken ist Febru- 
ary, 1711-12, by Seth Warner, Joseph Rockwell and Samuel Warner. 

Court Record, Page 46—4 February, 1711^12: Adms. granted to 
Elizabeth Ward, widow, 

Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 17. 

Wamer, Daniel, Waterbury. Invt. £150-04-05. Taken 6 November, 
17131 by Thomas Judd and John Judd. 

Court Record, Page 162 — 17 November, 1713: Adms. granted to 
Johanna Warner, the widow, and Joseph Lewis of Waterbury. 



3it pkoMAtt iBooibs. V6t. vxit, 

Page igo— 14 April, 1714: Samuel Warner, a minor son of Daniel 
Warner, chose William Hidccock of Waterbury to be his guardian. 
Recq?., £40. 

Fage 226-^ December, 1714 : Joseph Lewis, Adms., exhibits an ac- 
count of his Adms. Allowed. Order to dist. the estate : 

i s d 
To Johanna, widow relict, 9-06-04 

To Samuel Warner, eldest son, 28-06-04 

To Ebeneser, Abraham, Sarah, Atkigail and Mary Warner, to 

each, 14-03-02 

And appoint John Judd, Ephratm Warner and Thomas Hidccock, 
distributors. 

Page 227 — 6 December, 1714: This Court appoint Thomas Judd of 
Waterrary guardian to Abraham Warner, 6 years of sigt. Recog., £30. 
And Jos^h Lewis of Waterbury to be guar(Uan to Ebenezer Warner, 8 
years of age. Recog., £30. Joanna Warner, widow, to be guardian to 
Abigail Warner, 4 years, and to Mary Warner, 21-2 years of age ; who, 
with Thomas Judd of Waterbury, recog. isa 



Page 277. 

WanMTi Hannahi Wethersfield. Nuncupative will, dated 2 Mardi, 

1713-14: 

Our honoured mother, Hannah Warner, being very sick and near 

her death, declared her will relating to her estate in several particulars, 

which was taken from her mouth and immediately committed to writing, 

viz., on the 2nd and 3rd davs of March, 1713*14, which here foOows : 

I give to m^ granddiild Mary Warner the best bed and curtains and 
best Ix^ster, with two pillars and two coverletts, one of the best cover- 
letts, and i Uankett, 3 paire of sheets, and i of the best platters that stands 
upon the high shelf, and i of the least upon the high shelf, and 2 of the 
best that stand upon the middle shelf, and 2 plates, 2 porringers and i 
beaker that was her great grandfather's, and the plain chest, and my blue 
damask petticoat. To my daughter Abigail I give the great kettle when 
her mother hath done witfi it, and I give her my scarf, and £10 as pay, as 
my husband did desire me. I give to Sarah Warner my silk stuffed 
gowne (the oldest). I give to Ruth Warner the small chest I give to 
my 2 daughters all the rest of my clothes. 

A question was asked whether this was all she intended to give to her 
daughters, and she answered, ''No, I give these as a free gift and not as 
zny of tiieir parts.'' 
Witness : Thomas Welles, 

Joshua Robbins, 2nd. 

Court Record, Page 187 — ^5 April, 1714: William, Daniel and John 
Warner exhibited the last will and testament of their mother, Hannah 
Warner, late wife of William Warner. Proven, ordered recorded and 
kept on file. 



I7IOTOX7I5* PBOBATB ftECOIDS. 319 

Page i8i. 

Warner, John, son of Robert Warner, Middletown. Invt ia7*io-oo. 
Taken 3d May, 1712, by John Collins, Joseph Rodcwdl and John Bacon. 

John Warner aforesd. is indebted to Seth Warner for his keeping, 
etc., about 20 years, more than iioo. 

Court Record, Page 66 — 7 April, 1712: Adms. to Seth Warner, a 
brother of the deceased. 



Invt in Vol. IX, Page 16. 



Warner, John, Wethersfidd. Invt. £913-18-11. Taken 24 Novem- 
ber, 1714, by Joshua Robbins, Edward Butkeley and Daniel Boreman. 

Court Record, Page 223—6 December, 1714 : Adms. granted to Eliza- 
beth Warner, widow, and Daniel Warner of Wethersfield, a brother of sd. 
deed. 

Page 62 (Vol. XI) 7 March, 1731-2: Daniel Warner, who was ap- 
pointed guardian to Ruth Warner, a minor daughter of John Warner, 
late of Wethersfield, was summoned to appear before this Court as per 
writ bearing date 29 February, 173 1-2, to render an account of guardian- 
ship to sd. minor at this Court, who accordingly appeared and rendered an 
account, and is fully discharged from any further demands from sd. minor. 



Invt in Vol. IX, Page 23. 



Warner, Betti, Middletown. Invt £321-09^)9. T^ken 39 January, 
1713-14, by John Bacon, John Warner and Joseph Rockwell. 

Court Record, Page 168 — 4 January, 1713-14: Adms. granted to 
Mary Warner, widow, and Robert Warner, eldest son. 

Page 23s — 7 February, 1714-15: Robert Warner, Adms., exhibits 
an account of his Adms. Account allowed. Order to dist. : 

i s d 
To Mary Warner, the widow, 26-12^ 

To Robert Warner, eldest son, 103-16-08 

To Samuel, Seth and Mary Warner, to each of them, 51-1804 

And appoint John Collins, John Bacon and John Warner, Jr., dis- 
tributors.. 

Page 237 — 7 February, 1714-15: Samuel Warner, 19 years of age, 
son of Seth Warner, late of Middletown, chose Joseph Rockwell of Mid- 
dletown to be his guardian. Recpg., with Robert Warner, in iioo. This 
Court appoint Mary Warner to be guardian to Seth Warner, 10 years of 
age, son of Seth Warner. Recog., with Robert Warner, in iioo. 



320 PROBATE RECORDS. VOI.. VIII, 

Invt and A^eement in Vol. IX, Page 25-41. 

Wamtr, Thomas, Waterbury. Died 24 November, 1714. Inventory, 
£70-16-09. Taken 4 December, 1714, by ]&)hraim Warner and John Judd. 
An agreement of legatees, made 4 January, 171 5, by and between 
Benjamin Warner of New Haven on the one part, and Samuel Chatter- 
ton, Thomas Warner, John Andrews, Ebenezer Richardson and Samuel 
Warner, the heirs of Thomas Warner deceased, wherein Mr. Benjamin 
Warner agrees to take the whole care of and provide for my mother, the 
widow of the said deceased Thomas Warner, with a comfortable main- 
tenance during her natural life, in sickness and in health, and be at all 
charges. In consideration, we, the said Samuel Chatterton, Thomas War- 
ner, John Andrews, Ebenezer Richardson and Samuel Warner, for our- 
selveSj our heirs, executors and assigns, do hereby surrender all our right, 
title and interest unto the estate of our fadier, Thomas Warner of Water- 
bury deceased, unto our brother Benjamin Warner aforesaid. 
Witness : Abraham Bradley, /. P., Benjamin Warner^ ls. 
Thomas Judd, Thomas Richards. Samuel Chatterton, ls. 

John X Andrews, ls. 

Thomas X Warner, ls. 

Ebenez : Richardson, ls. 

Samuel X Warner, ls. 

Eliza X Chatterton, ls. 

Martha X Andrews, ls. 

Margaret X Richardson, ls. 

Court Record, Page 232 — ^3 January, 1714-15 : Adms. granted to Ben- 
jamin Warner of New Haven, eldest son of sd. deed. 

Page 246—4 April, 1715: Benjamin Warner, Adms., exhibits now 
sundry disbursements and reports not sufficient personal estate to pay the 
debts. 

Page 255 — 7 June, 171 5: This Court, pursuant to an order of the 
General Assembly of 12th May last past, do order and direct Benjamin 
Warner of New Haven, Adms., to sell the house, homested and 5 acres of 
land belonging to that estate to the highest bidder. 

Page 7 (Vol. IX) 6 March, 1715-16: Benjamin Warner, Adms., ex- 
hibits now an agreement. Accepted, ordered recorded, and kept on file. 
Exhibited also an account of his Adms. 



Page 270. 

Warner, William, Wethersfield. Invt. £1321-04-04. Taken ist April, 
1 7 14, by Edward B^lkeley and John Lattimere. Will dated 22 January, 
1711-12. 

I, William Warner of Wethersfield, do make this my last will and 
testament: I give to my wife Hannah Warner one-third of all my land 
during her natural life. Also, I give to her all my household goods and all 



xyiO TO 1715. PROBATE RECORDS. 321 

that provision, as meat, meal, malt and the like, which is laid in for the 
j^ood of my family, and half of all my grain, that is to say, half that re- 
mains when my debts are paid, and £20 in money and £10 worth of my cat- 
tle, which she shall choose, and a chamber, a lower room, and necessary 
cellarage, in either the house I now dwell in or that my son John at pres- 
'ent dwells in, which of them she pleases. I give and bequeath to my son 
William Warner all my houseing and land, with the orchard thereon, 
which I bought of John Brounson, lying in the South Field ; also, eight 
acres of my pasture land, lying in the South Field, which I bought of 
Jcim and Luke Hitchcock, to be laid out to him in the south side of the 
said pasture land ; also, the whole of the remainder of my two-and-twenty- 
acre lot in Fearful Swamp (called in Robert Welles's will, Fairfield 
Swamp), after the twenty acres, exact measure, formerly given by me 
to my brethren, John and Joshua Robbins, is measured off; also, one 
acre of the five acres and an half in the Great Meadow, which I bought 
of Mr. Josiah Woolcott; also, one-third part of the lot granted by the 
Town of Wethersfield to me in the last 'division of land ; also, three acres 
of my land at Hangdog Plain ; also, my right in Indian Purdiase, on the 
.east side of the Connecticut River, in the bounds of Glastonbury. Item. 
To my son John Warner I give llie homelot which I purchased of the 
-Graves's, and the buildings thereon (with other parcels of land). Item. I 
jfive to my son Daniel Warner my houseing and homelot which I now live 
upon ; also, 6 acres of land in the South Field, which I purchased of my 
brother-in-law Eleazer Kimberly ; also, 13 1-2 acres of land at Hangdog 
Plain ; 1-3 part of that tract of land given me by the Town of Wethers- 
field ; 1-3 part of the land I bought of Capt. Cyprian Nicholls of Hartford, 
which land lyeth partly in Mile Meadow and partly in Beaver Meadow ; 
also, one acre in Mile Meadow, which I bought of Mr. Josiah Wolcott. 
Item. I give to my daughter Hannah Wells of my moveable estate to 
make up £140. Item. To my daughter Abigail Robbins of my moveable 
estate to make up i 120. I do hereby constitute my sons, William Warner, 
John Warner and Daniel Warner, executors. 

Witness : Joshua Robbins, William Warner, Sen., ls. 

Joshua Robbins, 2nd. 

Court Record, Page 187 — ^5 April, 1714: Will proven. 

Page II (Vol. IX) 3 April, 1716: This Court doth order Jonathan 
Belding, John Russell and Ebeuezer Belding, of Wethersfield, to divide 
and dist. such lands belonging to the estate of Lt William Warner, late 
deed., as the sd. deceased in and by his last will did give to his sons in 
funeral not ascertaining the division thereof; and also to make division 
and partition (in behalf of the heirs of John Warner, late of Wethersfield, 
deed., with Daniel Warner, brother of sd. John Warner, deed.) of such 
lands as wo'e joyntly purchased by the sd. John and Daniel Warner in 
the lifetime of the sd. John Warner and yet remain undivided. 



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322 . PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. Vin^ 

Page 126. 

Watson, Samuel, Windsor. Invt £194-02-01. Taken 23 November, 
171 1, by Abraham Phelps, Sen., Nathaniel Gaylord, Sen., and Samuel 
Moore. 

Court Record, Page 40 — 2$ November, 171 1: Adms. granted to 
Ebenezer and Jedediah Watson, brothers of the sd. deed. 

Page 70 — 9 April, 1712: Ebenezer and Jedediah Watson, Adms., ex- 
hibited an account of their Adms. It being objected to by persons inter- 
ested, a notification was issued for a hearing. 

Page 76—5 May, 171 2: The Adms. now exhibit an account of their 
Adms. Accepted. Order to dist the estate to the brothers and sisters of 
sd. deceased: To John, Eb^iezer, Jedediah, to the heirs of Nathaniel 
Watson deed., to Mary Drake, widow of John Drake, late of Windsor, to 
the heirs of Hannah Bird deceased, sisters, to each of them, £29-19-05 1-2. 
And appoint Lt. Daniel Heydon, Jr., Thomas Moore and Lt Joshua 
Willes, of Windsor, distributors. 

Page 260 (Probate Side, Vol. IX) : We whose names are hereunto 
subscribed, being appointed to dist. the estate of Samuel Watson, late of 
Windsor, deed., and having dist. to John Watson £16-00 out of the home- 
lot, and not determined where it should lye, either on the north or on tfie 
south side, which homelot was prised at £44-00-00, and John Watson was 
to have £16 out of the £44, we therefore being now called to declare on 
which side it should lye, we have concluded that John Watson shall have 
9 rods on the south side of the sd. Samuel Watson's houselot for his £16 
which was dist. to him by Lt. Heyden, Lt. Joshua Wills and Thomas 
Moore. And that this is our determination, we have hereunto set our 
hands this 24 March, 1717-18. 

£^* ' Joshua WiLLEs, Sen., 

Thomas Moore. 

Court Record, Page 60— ist April, 1718: Upon the motion of Jede- 
diah Watson of Windsor, that the determination of Joshua Wills, Sen., 
and Thomas Moore, who are distributors of the estate of John Watson 
(Samuel Watson), late of sd. Windsor, deceased, may be recorded, this 
Court order the Clerk to record the sd. determination or conclusion ac- 
cording to his sd. Watson's desire. 



Webb, Oraogtt. Court Record, Page 180— ist March, 1713-14: 
Orange Webb, 18 years of age, son of Henry Webb, late of Wethersfield, 
deed, chose Consider Hopkins of Hartford to be his guardian. 



Page 136. 

Wdlet, Noah, Colchester. Invt. £411-04-00. Taken by Nathaniel 
Loomis and Samuel Loomis. 



I7IO TO 1715. PBOBATB RBCOBDS, 3:^ 

Court Record, Page 201 — y June, 1714: Noah Welles, Adms., ex- 
hibited an account q% his Adms. on sd. estate. Allowed. Order to dist: 

i s d 
To MaiT Welles, widow, 27-04-00 

To Noah Welles, eldest son, 89-17-00 

To John, Jonathan and Samuel Welles, to Mary Lester, to 

Sarah Foote and Hannah Welles, to each of them, 44-18-06 

And appoint Gtpt Samuel Gilbert, Samuel Locmiis and Ephraim 
Welles, of Colchester, distributors. 

Page 236—7 February, 1714-15: Jonathan Welles and Hannah 
Welles, minors, chose their brother, Noan Welles, to be their guardian. 
And this Court appoint Mrs. Mary Welles to be guardian to Samuel, age 
10 years, children of Noah Welles, deed. 



Will and Invt in Vol. IX, Page 25-26-27. 

Welles, Oapt. Bobert, Wethersfield. Invt. £3667-11-03. Taken 20 
July, 1714, by Joshua Robbins, Edward Bulkeley and Ephraim Goodrich, 
Will dated 4 January, 1711-12. 

I, Robert Welles of Wethersfield, do make my will as f olloweth : I 

F've to my wife Mary the remaining part of that household goods which 
had with her ; also, a sixth part ofsdl my silver,, bills and plate which I 
dye seized of, together with two cows, all which is to be at her own dis<^ 
pose forever ; and further, during the tin^e. that she remains my widow^ 
eight pounds yearly to be paid by my four sons in equal parts, and the 
improvement of two or three acres of mowing land in that parcel of land 
which I bought of my brother John Hollister; and that Gideon my son 
pasture the two cows abovesaid for his mother. I also give her the im- 
provement of my parlour and parlour chamber, half my garden, and lib- 
erty of my back room to wash, bake and brew in, with part of the cellar ; 
only the punch bowl, given afterward to my grandson Robert, is excepted 
from my wife and diildren. I give unto my son Thomas, in addition to 
what I have given by deed of gift, several parcels of land, a third part of 
the three 50-acre lots which lye together, also half the island I bought 
of Mr. Nathaniel Foot, and a third part of my last division lot ; also, land 
in Fairfield Swamp. I give to my sOn Joseph Welles the Westfield lot 
bought of Mr. John Hollister,. together with house and bam, orchard, 
and all thereto belonging ; and the land I had' by exchange of Isaac Bore- 
man and Jacob Griswold, Jr., a*id two acrfes of my upper lot in the 
meadow, and four acres in Fairfield Swamp which I bought of John 
Deming, Jr., and a third of my three fifty-aci'e lotts, and a third of my 
division lot. I give to my son Robert Welfes the house and lands I bought 
of Ensign John Wyatt, as also 6 acres of my lower plowing lot in the 
meadow, and four acres in the upper meadow, and the rest of Fairfield 
Swamp not gfiven to Thomas and reserved for 'Gideon as above, and the 
lot lying in the west swamp, boueht of old Mr.. Stephen Qiester, and one 
SO-acre lot lying by Jabez Whittlesey, and tlje ^\xA part of the division 



^24 PftOBATB KBOOIDS. VOI^. VUI, 

lot, and half the island fcought of Nathaniel Foot And also I give to my 
son Robert Welles my negro Phebe, and he to take good care of her. 
I give to my son Gideon Welles the house, bam and lot I live upon, 3 
acres, and 4 acres of my upper meadow lot, and 3 acres of the north side 
of Fairfield Swamp, and 4 acres in Beaver Meadow, and the lot lying upon 
the west swamp mil, bought of Joseph Churchill, Thomas Wright, John 
Nott and Isaac Curtis. .Also, I give him a piece of land bought of George 
Wolcott and John Durrant, with a highway leading dirough Henry Buck's 
lot; also the third of the three fifty-acre lotts. I give to my grandson 
Robert Welles the house and land bought of Serjeant Jonathan Hollister, 
being formerly Capt Stephen Hollister's deceased, and 10 acres bought 
of my Cousin Stephen Chester adjoyning thereto ; also, I give to my said 
grandson my silver punch bowl. I give to my son Gideon Wells, to him 
and his heirs forever, of my moveable estate, one yoke of oxen, two cows 
3 years old, two horses, a mare and colt, ten sheep, and all my swine, all 
my tackling as carts« plows, diains, plow irons, harrows, saddles, 
bridle, all mowing and reaping instruments, hods, hammers, nails, gun, 
sword, shingles and dapboards, and also a half of all my g^in growing 
or gathered in ; also, one bedstead with a bed (and a great table) and fur- 
niture to said bed, two chairs and two books, and to take his choice ; also, 
one silver tankard, a large lookinp^jB|fass and an iron back. I appoint my 
sons, Thomas, Joseph, Robert and Gideon, executors. My will is that my 
wife live with some of my diildren, and they to take care of her. 
Witness : Thomas Chester, Robert Welles, ls. 

David Goodrich, John Coleman. 

Court Record, Pa^ ^^'^^ J^^y* '7^4- J<^^> Thomas and Robert 
Welles exhibited now in this Court the last wiU and testament of Capt 
Robert Welles, deed., whereof they are appointed executors ; and John 
Coleman of Wethersfield, one of the witnesses subscribed to the said will, 
having now sworn thereunto before this Court (one other of the wit- 
nesses of the sd. will being departed from this life), the sd. will is there- 
upon proven by this Court, approved and allowed. 



Page 173. 

Wdlet, Thomaa, Haddam. Invt £130-00-01. Taken 19 January, 17x1- 
12, by Thomas GatecL Dainel Bratnard'and William Spencer. 

Court Record, Page 74 — $ May> 171 2: Adms. granted to Elizabeth 
Welles, the widow. • 

Page 171 — 5 JaiMiary, 1713-14: Elizabeth Welles, Adms., exhibits 
now an account of her Adas. Ano^ted. Order to dist. the estate : 

i s d 
To Elizabeth Welles; the widow, of moveable estate, 00-08-06 

To Elizabeth, Mary and Mattha WeUes/ daughters, to each, 28-15-07X 

And appoint Capt Ttibmas Gates, Daniel. Brainard .and Thomas Rob- 
inson, of Haddam, distribtttors. 



I7IOTOZ7Z5- PIOIATK RBGOBDS. 325 

Page 184—5 April, 1714: This Court appoint Mrs. Elizabeth Welles 
to be guardian to her 3 daughters above named. 



Page 97. 

Wellef, Oapt Thomas, Wethersfield. Invt. £785-03-02. Taken 23 
January, 1711-12, by William Goodrich, Ebenezer Deming and Samuel 
Treat 

Court Record, Page 50—4 February, 1711-12: Adms. granted to 
Jerusha Welles, the widow. 

Page 70—8 April, 1712: This Court appoint 3amuel Treat of Weth- 
ersfield to be guardian to Thomas Welles, a minor son of Capt. Thomas 
Welles, late of Wethersfield, deed. And so. Samuel Treat gave bond. 

Pige 176—8 February, 1713-14: Samuel Treat, guardian to 
Thomas Welles, a minor son of Capt. Thomas Welles^ was discharged, and 
Thomas the minor chose his uncle Thomas Sheldon of Northampton to 
be his guardian. Recog., iioa 

Page 189—13 April, 1714: Whereas, the persons who were appointed 
by this Court on the 5th of this recent April to set out to Thomas Welles, 
a minor son, tfie sd. minor's part of his sd. father's estate, now meet with 
difficulty so that they cannot well proceed : ist For that they find that 
there is a piece of land valued in the inventory at igp, formerly devised by 
Mr. James Treat to another of the sons of tfie sd. Thomas Welles in and 
by his last Will. 2ndly. Because Aere is not rendered to this Court any 
account of the debts due from or paid out to that estate. 

Page 189 — 14 April, 1714 : Thomas Sheldon now appears witfi com- 
plaint tlutt the distributors appointed to set out the estate to the sd. minor, 
vizt., George Stilman, George Kilboum and Josiah Churchill, do refuse 
to go forward with setting out the estate to the sd. minor according to 
sd. order given them 13 April. This Court now appmnt Mr. Thomas Wick- 
ham, John Howard, Josiah Churchill and Lt. Jonathan Belding, or any 
two of them, to dist the estate. 

Page 191 — 19 April, 1714: This Court accepts of the dist presented 
bv Deacon Thomas Sheldon of Northampton, guardian to Thomas Wdles, 
eldest son of Thomas Welles. 

Page 148 (VoL X) 7 March, 1726-7: This Court do appoint Capt. 
Thomas Welles, James Treat and Ebenezer Deming, of Wethersfield, to 
dist. and divide the real estate of Capt. Thomas Welles, late of Wethers- 
field, deed., unto the relict of the sd. deed., giving her 1-3 part thereof, 
the residue to be dist. to William Welles, Wait Welles, John Welles and 
Ichabod Welles, the four sons of the deed. 

Page 54 (Vol. XI) 5 October, 1731 : Report of the dist. Likewise, 
the sd. Adms., Jerusha Goodrich, formerly Jerusha Welles, the relict, 
exhibited an account of her Adgis., which was allowed. And this Court 
grant to Ephraim Goodrich, her now husband, a Quietus Est. 



326 PBOBATK RECXMDS. VOI,. VDI, 

Page 233. 

Wdton, Stephen, Waterbary. Invt. £92-15-00. Taken rj April, 1713, 
by George Scott, John Ridiards and Daniel Porter, Jr. The children of 
the deceased are Abigail and Mary Welton. 

Court Record, Page 143 — ist June, 1713 : Adms. granted to Thomas 
Welton, brother of sd deed. .... 

Page 13 (Vol. IX) 1st May, 1716: Abigail Welton, a minor daugh- 
ter of Stephen Welton, late' of Waterbury, deed., chose John Richards to 
be her guardian. 

Page 79 — 2 Sq>tember, 1718: Adms. gtlanted to Richard Welton. 

Page 130—5 July, 1720: Thomas Welton is directed to sell lands to 
pay the debts. This Court drd6r the estate distributed as fdloweth, 
Adms. account being accepted : To Joanna Welton, the widow, 1-3 part 
of the houseing and lands during life ; to Abigail, Mary and Eunice Wel- 
ton, daughters of the sd deed., to each of them, £8-14-00, which is their 
equal portions of sd. estate. . And appoint John Hopkins, Thotnas Qarke 
and William Hickcockd, distributors. 

Page 25 (Vol. X) 6 August^ 1723 : This Court do appoint Geoige 
Welton of Waterbury to be gtiar,dian Unto Eunice Welton, a minor, 7 
years of age, daughter qf S.tepn^ Welton, late. deed. Recog., £50. 

Page 31 — 1st October; 17^3: Whereas, this Court, 5th July, 1720, 
ordered a dist. of the estate 'of Stepheii Welton, late of Waterbury, deed., 
it now appears due frbrii sd. teifttate £25^)15-10 more than the moveable part 
of the estate amounts to, khd in pursuance of an act of the General Assem- 
bly, the former Adms. Thomas Welton and the present Adms. Richard 
Welton have sold so much of the lands of tihe sd. deed, as to answer th^ 
above sum, this Court now 'brder that the real estate remaining shall be 
dist. to the widow and children: To Joanna Welton, widow, 1-3 part of 
the houseinjgf and landsrdunng life ; to Abigail, Mary, and Eunice Welton, 
daughters of the sd. deed., to each of them equal parts. And appoint John 
Hopkins, William Qark and William Hidccox, of Waterbury, distribu- 
tors. 



Page 282! 

Westover, Hftnnah, Symsburv, Widow. Invt. £17-12-03. Taken 6 
May, I7i4f by Richard Case and Jonathan Westover. Will dated ist Au- 
gust, 1713. 

In the name of God, amen. I, Hannah Westover of Svmsburv, in 
the Countv of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut, relict to Jonah West- 
over of Town, County aiid Colony aforesd. deed., beiner weak and sick 
in body, yet of sound mind iand judgfement and of perfect memory, do 
dispose of what I have : First of all and principallv, I g^ve and bequeath 
my soul to God that gave it and mv body to Christian burial. And touch- 
ing my worldly ^oods, l^ye in manner following: First, I gfive and be- 
queath to my six dauetrfers 40 shillincfs to each daughter, and the re- 
mainder, if any be, to bb equally divtded to my daughter Hannah Alverd 



171O TO 1715. PKOBATE RBCOBDS* 3^7 

and my dattgfaters Mary Case, Jane Byington and Johannah. 2. To 
Tooah, my stack of rye. 3. I ffive dso to my daughter Johannah my 
biggest pig, and the smaller pig T give to my son Jonathan. August the 
first, 1713. This being my will and testament, I set to my band this first 
day of August, 1713. 

Witness : John Slater, Hannah X Wbstoves. 

Samuel Addams. 

Court Record, Page 198 — 7 June, 1714: Will proven. There being 
no executor appointed, this Court grant letters of Adms., with the will an- 
nexed, unto Ssunuel Case and Jonathan Westover. 



Invt in Vol. IX, Page 29. 

Wettovtr, Jonah, Symsbury. Invt. £253-19-01. Taken 28 June, 
1714, by John Case, Samuel Case and Jonatham Westover. 

Court Record^ Page 210—2 August, 1714: This Court grant letters 
of Adms. unto Abigail Westover of Simsbury, the widow of sd. deed. 

Page 68 (Vol. X) 2 February, 1724-5: Mrs. Abigail Westover, 
Adms., exhibits an account of her Adms., which this Court accepts. 
Order to dist. the estate : 

i s d 
To Abigail Westover, widow, lo-ii-oo 

To Na£aniel Westover, eldest son, 87-16-10 

To Jonah, John and Abigail Westover, to each, 43-18-05 

And appoint Thomas Holcomb, Joseph Case and Nathaniel Holcomb, 
distributors. This Court appoint Abigail Westover of Simsbury to be 
guardian unto her sons: Jonah, about 16 years of age (he desiring the 
same), and John, about 13 years. Recog., £150. 



Page 119. 

Wetmore, Thonuui, Middletown. Invt. £135-17-03. Taken 29 Febru- 
ary, 1711-12, by John Collins, Israhiah Wetmore and John Bacon. Also 
his part of his fatfier Thomas Wetmore's estate, £87-03-07. 

Court Record, Page 58—3 March, I7n-i2: Adms. granted to 
Ephraim Adkins, brother-in-law by his wive s right. 

Page 117 — 2 March, 1712-13: Ephraim Adkins, Adms., exhibits 
an account of his Adms. Accepted. 



Page 218. 

Whaplei, Epbnim,Wethersfield. Invt. £235-17-01. Taken 31 March, 
X7I3» by Thomas Richards and William Webster. Will dated 26 Janu- 
ary, 1712-13. 



32S PROBATE RECORDS. VOIr. Vni» 

I, Ephraim Whaples of Wethersfield, in consideration of the great 
love that I bear to my wife, Mindwell Whaples, do give all my estate to 
her until my boy comes of age, and 1-3 part of my estate so long as she 
remains a widow. I give to my son Ephraim Whaples all my real estate 
when he comes of age, he to pay to my 3 daughters iio apiece* 
Witness: EUphalet Whittlesey, Ephraim Whaples. 

Joseph Hurlbut. 

The sd. Ephraim Whaples doth put in Jabez Whittlesey overseer of 
the above written instrument, with my wife Mindwell Whaples. 

Court Record, Page 124 — 6 April, 1713: Adms., with tfie will an- 
nexed, granted to Mindwell Whaples, widow. Will proven. 

Page 243 — 7 March, 1714-15: Mindwell Whaples, Adms., exhibits 
now an account of her Adms. Accepted. And this Court order that the 
estate shall be dist. according to the will of the sd. deed. And appoint 
Jabez Whittlesey, John Deming and Richard Boreman, distributors. 

Pace 24s — 7 March, 1714-15: This Court appoint Mindwell Wha- 
ples to be guardian to Hannah Whaples, 11 years, and Mindwell Wha- 
ples, 8 years of age, children of Ephraim Whaples, deed. 

Page 32 (Vol. IX) 7 May, 1717: A report of the dist. of a smaller 
amount than shown before the decree, but accepted by the Court 



Page 220. 

Whaples, Thomas, Sen., Hartford. Invt. £203-01-01. Taken 3 ^ril^ 
I7^3» by Samuel Benton, Sen., William Webster and John Camp. Will 
dated 10 February, 1712-13. 

I, Thomas Whaples, Sen., of Hartford, do make this my last will and 
testament : I give to my son Nathan Whaples that piece ot land lying in 
a place called the North Nook, given me by the Town and partly bought 
of my brother Ephraim Whaples, with the frame erected upon the sd. 
land, and also all the bricks, boards, nails provided for it, he paying such 
a legacy as I shall appoint him. I give to my son Joseph my house and 
homelot and a mare which I had of Samuel Howard. I give to my daugh- 
ters all my moveable estate not given away to my sons, to be equally di- 
vided among them all. I order my son Nathan to pay to his sisters as fol- 
loweth : To his sister Abigail, £14 cash ; to his sister Rebeckah, £4 cash ; 
to his sister Mary, £10 cash ; and to his sister Elizabeth, £4 cash. And if 
Elizabeth do not learn the trade of a tailor, then she shall with Mary in 
the legacy above named be equal. My will is that my son Joseph shall pay 
to his sisters 20 shillings to each. I desire John White, Joseph Skinner 
and Joshua Carter to be executors. 

Witness : John White, Thomas Whaples, Sen., ls. 

Joseph Skinner, Joshua Carter. 

Court Record, Page 130 — 6 April, 1713 : Will proven. 



I7IOTO I7I5- PBOBATB RBCOSDS. 319 

Page 191. 

Wheeler, Samuel, Hartford. Died 29 June, 1712. Invt £102-00-06. 
Taken by Cyprian Nickolls, John Bunce and Jonathan Bunce. The chii- 
dren : Samuel, of full age ; John 19 years, Isaac 17 years, Moses 9 years^ 
Rachel 14 years, Mary 1 1 years, and Elizabeth Wheeler 7 years of age. 

Qnirt Record, Page 84—- 7 July, 1712: Adms. ^pnted to Samuel 
Wheeler, son of sd. deed. This Court appoint Cypnan Nickolls to be 
guardian unto Rachel Wheeler, 14 years of age, and Elizabeth Wheeler, 
7 years of age; and Thomas Hosmer is appointed guardian to Isaac 
Wheeler, age 17 years, and Moses Wheeler, 9 years ; children of Samuel 
Wheeler, late deed. 

Page 87 — 4 August, 1712: This Court appoint Thomas Buck of 
Middletown to be guardian to Elizabeth Wheeler, 7 years of age. 

Page 96 — 6 November, 1712: Rachel Wheeler now appeared before 
the Court and made choice of Samuel Kellogg to be her guardian, she 
being 14 years of age. 

rage 88 (Vol. IX) 4 November, 1718 : Samuel Wheeler, Adms., ex- 
hibits an account of his Adms. Allowed. Order to dist. the Estate : 

i 8 d 
To Samuel Wheeler, eldest son, 22-04-02^ 

To John, Isaac, Rachel, Mary and Elizabeth Wheeler, the 

rest of the children, to each of them, li-02-ot 

And appoint Thomas Hosmer, Joseph Cooke and Richard Seymour,, 
distributors. 



WUte, DaaUL Court P^'-ord. Pa^e 7,2 — 2 April, 171 1: Daniel 
White of Windsor to be guardian to his 3 sons, Joel, Elisha and Simeon 
White, all under 14 years of age. 



Page 74-110. 



Wbite, Oapt. Nathaniel, Middletown. Invt. £927-11-05. Taken by 
Thomas Stow and John Warner. Lands inventoried in Hartford apprised 
by Joseph Wadsworth and Cyprian Nickolls. Will dated 16 August, 1711. 

I, Nathaniel White of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, do 
make this my last will and testament : I give to my wife Martha the use 
of the household goods, and for her comfortable maintenance during wi- 
dowhood £6 a year also, her firewood to be provided by my sons Daniel 
and Joseph. I also give her £10 in money to dispose of as she pleases. I 
give to my son Natluiniel all my houseing and lands in Hadley, he paying 
£10 to the legatees of his grandfather. I give to my son John, besides 
his deed of gift, 01 the right that I have in reversion unto the estate that 
was my brodier Jacob's in Hartford, he paving £20 unto m^ daughters 
ElizaJbeth and Marv and representatives of my daughter Sarah, to be 



33<> PROBATE RECORDS. VOI«. Till, 

paid after the decease of the widow of my sd. brother. All this I give to 
my son John and his heirs forever. I p^ve to my son Daniel the house, 
bam and other buildings he now lives in and is possessed of in Middle- 
town, with 6 acres of upland adjoyning; also, one-third of my meadow 
and swamp at Wongunk, and also one-third part of my neck and wet 
meadow ; all this besides what I have formerly given him by deed. I give 
to my son Jacob the house and lot I bought of Joseph Kirby; also^ 2 
acres of land next to his brother Daniel; also, 3 acres of meadow and 
swamp, and also one-third of my meadow and swamp at Wongunk. I 
give to my son Joseph my dwelling house, bam and home lot, and the gar- 
den plot, and the remaining part of my meadow and swamp at Wongunk, 
and one-third part of my neck and wet meadow. I give to my daughter 
Elizabeth the lot of upland that her son Nathaniel lives on, and 100 acres 
of my Plain lot northward of tfie Town. I give to my daughter 
Mary 100 acres of my Plain lot. I give to my daughter Sa^^'s 
children 200 acres out of my lot on the east side of the Great River ; also 
1-3 part of my moveables that was in being when my former wife died. 
My lot westward of the town, adjoining to Farmington, to be equally di- 
vided between my sons Daniel, Jacob and Joseph, they paying to my 
three daughters, Elizabeth, Mary and Sarah, or their representatives £12 
in money apiece, and £4 money to the Rev. Mr. Noadiah Russell. A one- 
fourth part of my right in undivided lands to be and remain for tfie use 
of a public school already agreed upon. I intend what my now wife 
hath gained by her industry, and what she brought with her to me, 
should be at her own dispose. My two sons, Daniel and Joseph, to be 
executors. 

Witness: John Hamlin, Nath. White, ls. 

Thomas Stow, Daniel Stocking. 

Court Record, Page 38 — ist October, 171 1 : Will proven. 



Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 44. 



Whiting, John, Hartford. Invt. £201-15-10. Taken 27 May, 1715, 
by Benjamin Graham and Thomas Seamore. 

Court Record, Page 254 — ^28 May, 1715: Adms. granted to Joseph 
Whiting of New Haven. 

Page 154 (Vol. IX) 6 June, 1721 : Capt. Joseph Whiting of New 
Haven, Adms., exhibits now an account of his Adms., he having paid in 
debts and charges the sum of £333-18-08. This Court do accept of the 
account and grant him a Quietus Est. 



Page 219. 

Willoocks, Ephraim, Middletown. Invt. £212-11-00. Taken » Jan- 
uary, 1 71 2- 1 3, by Samuel Willcocks, Sen., Samuel Hall and George 
Phillips, 



I7IO TO I715. PSOBATB RECORDS. 33Z 

Court Record, Page 124—6 April, 1713 : Adms. to Silence Willcocks, 
widow of the deceased. 



Page 197. 

WilloozMiiy Samuelt Simsbury. An agreement between the heirs of 
Samuel Wilcoxson. To all Christian people to whom these presents shall, 
come, greeting : Know ye that we each of us, Samuel Willcoxson, Wil- 
liam Willcoxson, Joseph Willcoxson and Margaret Willcoxson, chil- 
dren of our honoured father, Samuel Willcoxson of the Town of Sims- 
bury, late deceased intestate, do by these presents mutually agree to ap- 
point, constitute and ordain Thomas Holcomb, Samuel Case, John Pet- 
tebone, Samuel Pettebone and Joseph Case to make distribution of our 
honoured father's estate and appoint to each of us our respective portions 
of sd. estate in lands and where it shall be, all to be judged and finally 
issued according to the rules of equity and conscience, to which judge- 
ment, issue and determination we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and 
administrators in a bond of £100 to agree and abide by, stand by, and sit 
down satisfied with the judgement of the above-said distributors. To .the 
true performance of the above-written premises we set to our names and 
affix our seals this 31 day of March, 1712-13. 
Witness : Samuel Willcoxson, ls. 

Joseph Pettebone, William Willcoxson, ls. 

Samuel TuUar, Joseph Willcoxson, ls. 

Joseph Strickland. Margaret X Willcoxson, ls. 

Court Record, Page 124 — 6 April, 1713: Adms. to Samuel, William 
and Joseph Willcoxson. Also exhibit an agreement, which this Court 
confirm. 

Page 174 (Vol. X, Probate Side) : On the i8th day of December, 
1722, we, llie subscrit^rs hereunto, being desired by Josq)h Case of 
Simsbury to go and view a certain house which was formerly the estate 
belonging to Sergt. Samuel Wilcoxson deed., since dist. to Margaret* 
Wilcoxson, daughter of the sd. deed., and we having taken a view of 
sd. house, that is to say, part of the house, being the easterly end of sd. 
house, one room, we do value the same at i2-oo-oo as money. 

James Cornish, 
John Humphries. 



Page 251. 

WiUcozgon, Saorael, Jr. Invt. £327-01-07. Taken 30 October, 1713, 
by Samuel Humphrey, Josefdi Case and John Slater. 

Court Record, Page 160 — 2 November, 1713: Adms. granted to 
Mindwell Willcoxson, widow. 

Pige loi (Vol. IX) 7 April, 1719: Mrs. Mindwell Willcoxson, 
widow, is appointed by this Court to be guardian to Joseph Willcoxson, 



332 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. Vlllr^ 

i8 years, Mindwell, 15 years, and Ephram, 12 years of age, they desiring- 
the same. 

Page 102 — J April, 1719: Mindwell Willcoxson, Adms., exhibits 
now an account of her Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the estate : 

i s d 
To Mindwell Willcoxson, widow, 11-12-01 

To Samuel Willcoxson, eldest son, 92-09-08 

To John, Joseph, Ephraim and Mindwell Willcoxson, to each, 46-04-ia 

And appoint Joseph Case, Jonathan Holcomb and John Humphries^ 
distributors. 



Page 187. 

WilUamiy Abraham, Wethersfield. Invt. £130-14-06. Taken vj Jan* 
uary, 1711-12, by Jonathan Boreman and Joseph Cole. 

Court Record, Page J82 — y July, 1712: Adms, granted to Eunice 
Williams, widow, and Tacbb Williams, brother of sd. deed. 

Paee 129 — 6 April, 1713 : Eunice Williams, Adms., exhibits an ac- 
count of some debts due from the estate, whereby it appears the moveable 
estate is not sufficient to pay the debts. 

Page 143 — 1st June, 1713: Pursuant to an act of the General As- 
sembly, this Court do order Eunice Williams, Adms., to sell so much of 
the land to the highest bidder as may produce the sum of £31-13-00, tak- . 
ing the advice of Thomas Kimberly of Glastonbury in the sale. 

Ps^ 44 (Vol. Xy 27 March, 1724: Eunice Williams, Adms., ex- 
hibits an account of her Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the estate : Ta 
Eunice Williams, the widow, 1-3 part of the houseing and lands, and ta 
the five daughters, Eunice, Rebedkah, Abigail, Abiah and Silence Wil- 
liams, the residue of the real estate. And appoint Ephraim Goodrich, 
Edward Bulkeley and Benjamin Wright, distributors. 

Page 45 — 27 March, 1724: This Court appoint Jacob Williams of 
Wethersfield to be guardian to Silence Williams, age 12 years, and Abi- 
gail Williams, 16 years of aije, children of Abraham Williams deed. Also,, 
this Court appoint Samuel Frarey of Middletown to be guardian to Abialr 
Williams, age 14 years. Recog., £50. 

Page 47 — 7 April, 1724 : Report of the distributors. 



Page 149. 

Williams, Jaoob, Wethersfield. Invt. £396-03-04. Taken 28 October,. 
1 712, by Jonathan Smith and Joseph Grimes. 

Court Record, Page 93 — 3 November, 1712: Adms. to Jacob Wil- 
liams, son of the deceased, and Capt. James Steele. 

Page 170— 4 January, 1713-14: The Adms. exhibit now an account 
of their Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the estate : 



lyiOTO I715. PBOBATK RECORDS. 333 

i 8 d 

To Jacob Williams, eldest son, 83-04-00 

To Ephraim, Stephen, Daniel, David, Anne, Sarah and Mary 

Williams, to each of them, 4i*ia-oo 

And appoint Josq)h Grimes, Samuel Williams and John Wright, dis- 
tributors. 

Page 178—2 March, 1713-14: Sarah Williams, a daughter, 17 
years of age, chose Jonathan Deming to be her guardian. Daniel Wil- 
liams, 18 years of age, chose his brother Ephraim Williams to be his 
:guardian. And David Williams, zgt 14 years, and Mary, 12 years, diose 
their brother Jacob guardian. Also, report of thedist. accepted by the 
Court, and the Adms. are granted a Quietus Est 



Page 137. 

Williams, John, Windsor. Invt £222*08-02. Taken 14 May, 1712, 
by Benajah Holcomb, Thomas Griswold and Nathaniel Horsford. Will 
•dated 10 February, 1707-8. 

I, John Williams of Windsor, being aged, do make this my last will 
and testament: I give to Esther Williams, my dearly beloved wife, the 
use and improvement of that lot which I lately bought of Jacob Gibbs, 
Jr., being in quantity about 4 acres, bounded north on the lands of me, 
sd. John Williams, east on the highway, soudi on the land of Samuel Bea- 
mon, Nathll. Horsford and Samuel Dibble, and west on the land of Joho 
Phelps, Sen., during her widowhood, that is, so long as she shall remain 
my widow, and also 20s a year in country pay. Item. I give to my 4 
daughters, vist., Rebecca Warriner, Anna Bancroft, Mary Gunn and 
Abiall Phelps, to each of them a cow. It I rive to my grandson Edward 
Griswold and to my granddaughter Abigail Samard 20s to eadi of them. 
It. I give to my grandson Jc^n Williams my dwelling house and bam, to- 
gether with all and singular my lands, messuages and tenements which to 
me appertain or in imy wise belong, within the Township of Windsor, by 
liim freely to be possessed and enjoyed when he shall attain to the age of 
21 years. Item. I give to the rest of my son Nathaniel Williams's chil- 
•dren all my household goods, to be equally divided among them. Lastly, 
I give to my son Nathaniel Williams, whom I likewise constitute, make 
and ordain my sole executor, the use, benefit and improvement of all that 
I have given to my gp'andson John Williams, always reserving what I 
liave given to my wife during her widowhood, until he shall attain to the 
fidl age of 21 years. I give to my sd. son Nathaniel Williams all the resi- 
<lue of my estate undisposed. 

Witness : Nathaniel GUlett, Sen., John X Williams, ls. 

Timothy Horsford, Matthew AUyn. 

Court Record, Page 78—2 June, 1712: Nathaniel Williams of West- 
lield. Province of Massachusetts Bay, executor, now exhibited the will of 



334 PROBATE RECOU>S. VOX,. VUI^ 

his late grandfather John Williams of Windsor, and moved this Court 
that it be proven and allowed. Mr. Richard Edwards of Hartford, in be-^ 
half of sundry persons in interest, objected for the reason there was Jio 
executor appointed, and sd. John Williams, a person 96 years of age, had 
become childish and infirm in his intellectuals. The Court did approve 
and allow the will, whereupon Nathaniel Bancroft and John Gunn of 
Westfield appealed to the Superior Court 

Page 90—6 October, 1712 : Adms., with the will annexed, to Edward 
Griswold of Windsor and Nathaniel Williams of Westfield, grandchildren 
of the deceased. 

Page 96—6 November, 1712 : Notification to the claimants of estate 
of John Williams to appear and show cause why Esther Williams, widow, 
should not now have her part of sd. estate set out to her. 

Page 106—6 January, 1712-13 : John Bissell, atty. for Esther Wil- 
liams, moves that she the sd. Esther be put into the use of 1-3 part of 
the estate of her late husband John Williams. This Court decree that she 
may be instated into 1-3 part of the houseing and lands of the deed., pro- 
vided she disclaims all her right to any legacy given her in the will of sd. 
John Williams deed. And appoint Capt. Timothy Thrall, Jdtin Palmer 
and Nathaniel Horsford to set out the widow's thirds. Nathaniel Wil- 
liams and Jedediah Dewey of Westfield appealed and gave bond, with 
Williams Worthington of Hartford. 

Page 122 — 3 March, 1712-13: Richard Edwards, atty. for Nathaniel 
Bancroft and Samuel Phelps of Westfield, moved this Court that Adms. 
on such estate of John Williams as is not devised by will might be com- 
mitted to the sd. Nathaniel Bancroft and Samuel Phelps or such per- 
sons as have right therein by law. Deferred. 

Page 146 — 1st June, 1713 : Capt. Timothy Thrall and John Palmer 
of Windsor, having set out dower to Esther Williams, widow, from tht 
estate of her late husband John Williams, the same is now allowed. 

Page 205 — 5 July, 1714: Richard Edwards repeats his motion re- 
questing that Adms. might be committed to Nathaniel Bancroft and Sam- 
uel Phelps. Deferred, 

Page 48 (Vol. IX) 7 January, 1717-18: Whereas, this Court did 
on the 6th of October, 1712, grant letters of Adms. unto Edward Gris- 
wold, with the will annexed, and Nathaniel Williams of Westfield, grand 
children of the deed., and order that they should render an account of 
Adms. on sd. estate to this Court on or before the ist Monday of Octo- 
ber, 171 3 ; and whereas, no account has yet been rendered to this Court, 
and the sd. Edward Griswold being dead, and the sd. Nathaniel Williams 
neglecting to give to this Court an account of his Adms. on sd. estate, this 
Court now grant letters on sd. estate, with will annexed, unto Joseph Bar- 
nard of Windsor, to finish the account of Adms. and render the same to 
this Court on or before the ist Tuesday of January, Anno Dom. 1718-19.. 



•^nmnKa 



.17x0X0x715. PBOBATS BKCOSDS. 335 

Page 214. 

WiUiamSy John, Sol, Hartford. Invt. £32606-06. Taken 16 Febru- 
ary, 1712-13, by Nathaniel Pitkin and Timothy Cowles. 

Court Record, Page 113 — ^2 March, 1712-13: Adms. granted to John 
Williams, son of the deed. 

Page 212 — 2 August, 1714: Jacob Williams, a minor, 15 years of 
age, chose his brother John Williams to be his guardian, who was also ap- 
pointed guardian to Joseph Williams, age 13 years. Tliis Court also ap- 
point John Morton of Hartford guardian to Elizabeth Williams, 9 years 
of age. All children of John Williams, late of Hartford, deed. 

Page 218 — ^4 October, 1714: John Williams, Adms., exhibits an ac- 
count of his Adms. Accepted. This Court order the estate distributed as 
follows : 

£ 8 d 
To John, eldest son. 9S-I3-04 

To Jacob, Joseph, Jane and Elizabeth Williams, to each, 47-06-08 

And appoint Joseph Olmsted, Nathaniel Pitkin and John Meekins, 
distributors. 

Court Record, Page 23 — j March, 1737-8 : Jabez Bumham of Hart- 
ford begs leave to lay before this Court, that in a former distribution of 
the estate of John Williams, late of Hartford deceased, there was one cer- 
tain piece of his land (beginning at ye east end of John's eight acres and 
to run east to the end of sd. lot), which lot of land was divided into five 
parts : To John Williams one-fifth part, and to Jacob Williams, Joseph 
Williams, fane Morton and Elizabeth Yeomans, children of the deceased, 
each a fifth part, and yet not subdivided to each one his particular part, 
and one of tiie heirs to sd. land (Abraham Williams, son of John Wil<- 
liams deed.) having a right to one-fifth part of sd. land, and being in his 
minority so not capable of acting with the rest of the heirs in making ^ 
subdivision, etc., and your memorialist having bought the fifth part there- 
of of John Morton's right which his wife Jane had in sd. lands, doth move 
to this Court that as the case is circumstanced as above expressed, I and 
the rest, etc., are hindered in our improvement for want of power to di- 
vide sd. land, pray that this Court would, as the law directs in such case, 
appoint freeholders, together with the guardian of sd. minor, to divide and 
make severance of sd. rights to the heirs, that we may improve. 

This Court doth appoint Messers. William Cowles and Caleb Piflcin, 
with Jacob Williams, guardian to sd. minor Abraham Williams, and do 
order the rest of the surviving heirs forthwith to make partition of sd. 
land according to the intent of the former distribution as above expressed. 



Inventory ctti File. 

Recorded Page 30, Vol. IX. 

Winianm, Jonas, Hartford. Invt. £226-18-04. Taken 31 May, 1714, 
by William Williams and Samuel Bumham. 



336 P80BATB EBCOBDS. VOXr. VIXI, 

Court Record, Page 199—7 June, 1714: Adms. granted to Mary 
Williams, widow, and Jonas Williams, eldest son. 

Page 241 — 7 March, 1714-15 : Mary Williams and Jonah Williams, 
Adms., exhibit an account of their Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the 
estate as follows : 

To Mary Williams, widow, 16-19-10 

To JonaJi Williams, eldest son, 69-01-08 

To Timothy, Eunice, Anne and Lydia Williams, to each, 34-10-10 

And appoint Mr. Thomas Richards, William Williams and Samuel 
Bumham, distribut(»^. 

Page 247 — 4 April, 1715: RepcMt of the dist Anne Williams, a 
minor, 16 years of age, daughter of Jonah Williams, chose her mother, 
Mary Williams, to be her guardian. Recog., £60. This Court appoint 
Mary Williams to be guardian to Timothy Williams, age 14 years, and 
Lydia Williams, age 9 years, children of Jonah Williams, late deed. 
Recog., £60. 

WlUiama, John. Court Record, Page 149--6 July, 1713: John Wil- 
liams, a minor son of Nathaniel Williams, late of Windsor deed., dioK 
Nathaniel Hosford of Windsor to be his guardian. Recog., £50. 



Page 180. 

Wilaon, John, Hartford. Invt. £312-04-02. Taken 30 April, 171a, 
by Richard Edwards, Samuel Thornton and Jonathan Webster. 

Court Record, Page 74 — ^5 May, 1712: Adms. to Thomas Day and 
Richard Seamore of Hartford. 

Page 133 — 7 April, 1713 : Thomas Day and Richard Seamore exhibit 
account. Allowed, and are ordered to ddiver the entire estate to John 
Haynes of Hartford, who is guardian to John Wilson, only child of the 
deceased. 



Invt. and Agreement in Vol. IX, Page 34-36. 

Woloott, Abigail, Wethersfield. Died 9 November, 1714- Invt 
j£l57-03-o6. Taken 1714, by William Bumham and Samuel Wolcott. 

Whereas, Abigail Wolcott of Wethersfield, daughter of Mr. Samuel 
Wolcott of Wethersfield, who died on the 9th day of November, 1714, in- 
testate saving that by word of mouth she signified something of her mind 
concerning the disposal of her estate in the time of her sidkness, we the 
subscribers, vizt., Judith Wolcott of sd. Wethersfield, mother of sd. Abi- 
gail Wolcott, Samuel Wolcott of Wethersfield and Abicfail his wife, Wil- 
liam Bumham of Farmington and Hannah his wife, Robert Welles and 
Sarah his wife, Samuel Robbins and Lucy his wife, Elizabeth Wdcolt 



17x0 TO X715. PSOBATS BKCOKPa, 337 

and Mary Wolcott, all of Wethersfidd, the brethren and sisters of sd. 
Abigail Wolcott, being all the parties interested in the estate of sd. Abi- 
gail Wolcotty and all of lawful age to act for themselves, being desirous 
tiiat what the sd. Abigail Wolcott declared to be her mind in tte time of 
lier late sickness concerning the disposal of sd. estate should in all parts be 
performed* we do hereby agree that Judith Wolcott, mother, shall have 
one acre and 1-2 of land in Wethersfield, and all the remainder of the 
^estate, real and personal, to be equally divided among the brothers and 
sisters. 
Witness : Ebenezer Hale, Judith Wolcott, ls. 

John Smith. William Burnham, ls. 

Samuel Wolcott, ls. 

Robert Welles, ls. 

Samuel Robbins, ls. 

Hannah Burnham, ls. 

Abigail Wolcott, ls. 

Sarah Welles, ls. 

Lucy Robbins, ls. 

Elizabeth Wolcott, ls. 

Mary Wolcott, ls. 

Court Record, Page 242 — 7 March, 1714-15: Adms. granted to 
Samuel Wolcott, brotfier of the deed. 

Page 243 — 7 March, 1714-15: Agreement exhibited but not then 
allowed on account of illness of two of the parties, who could not attend. 

Page 252 — 2 May, 1715 : Agreement approved. 



Page 59. 

Woloott^ Henry, Windsor. Invt. £993-15-08. Taken 8 February, 
1709-10, by John Moore, Sen., Return Strong and Eleazer Gaylord. 

Q>urt Record, Page 9—3 April, 1710: Adms. joyntly to Abiah Wol- 
cott, widow, and Matthew Allyn, son-in-law of sd. deed. 

Page 106—6 January, 1712-13: Abiah Wolcott and Matthew Allyn, 
Adms., exhibit now an account of their Adms. Allowed. Order to dist. 
the estate as foUoweth : To Mrs. Abiah Wolcott, widow, 1-3 part of the 
houseing and lands. The rest of the sd. houseing and lands shall be di- 
vided: 1-2 thereof, £325-00-00, to Elizabeth Allyn, wife of sd. Matthew 
Allyn and daughter of sd. deed., and the other half, £325, to the heirs of 
Sarah, late wife of the Rev. Charles Chauncey, of the village of Strat- 
field, in the County of Fairfield, daughter to sd. Henry Wolcott. And 
appoint John Moore, Sen., Lt. Return Strong and Mr. Eleazer Gaylord, 
distributors. 

Page 242 — 7 March, 1714-15: This Court doth now appoint^ Capt 
Thomas Moore, Lt. Return Strong and Mr. Daniel Loomis, of 
Windsor, to distribute and divide the houseing and lands of Henry Wol- 
cott, late of Windsor deed., per order of Court, 6 January, 1712-13, ex- 



33^ PBOBATE RECORDS. VOX,. VIH, 

cepting 3 1-2 acres of land contained in the inventory of that estate, that 
lies at the lower end of the Great Meadow, the same 31-2 acres of land 
heing by the deceased set out in his lifetime to Col. Matthew Allyn as part 
of his wive's portion. 

Note: The persons formerly appointed to do that work have neg- 
lected the same, and now one of them is deceased and another is guardian 
to a child that has an interest in that estate. 

Page 248 — 4 April, 1714-15 : Mr. Justice Moore of Windsor to ad- 
minister the oath to the persons appt. to dist. estate of Henry Wolcott, late 
of Windsor, deed. 

Page 2(51 — 2 August, 1715: Report of dist. 

Page 38 (Vol. IX) II July, 1717: Col. Matthew Allvn, Adms., ex- 
hibits now an account of his Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the move- 
able part of the estate as followeth : 1-3 part to be set out as estate be- 
longing to Mrs. Abiah Wolcott deed., lately the widow of Henry Wol- 
cott, to her legal representatives. And 1-3 part thereof to Col. Matthew 
All3m in right of his wife. And 1-3 and last part thereof unto Robert 
Chauncey, Idiabod Wolcott Chauncey and Abiah Chauncey, children of 
the sd. Mrs. Sarah Chauncey, or their legal representatives. And ap- 
point Capt. Thomas Moore, Samuel Strong and DanieT Loomis, distri- 
butors. 

Page 139—28 November, 1720 : A former order to dist. was modified, 
and instead of £101-15-01 being paid to Col. Matthew Allyn, he is to.be 
paid but £45-03-07. The rest is to be sub-divided and dist. to the heirs of 
Sarah Chauncey deed. : to Robert Chauncey, to Ichabod Wolcott Chaun- 
cey, and to Abiah Chauncey. 

Inventory on File. 

Wolootty John, Sen., Windsor. Invt. £010-03-05. Taken by Return 
Strong, Nathaniel Loomis and Daniel Loomis. 

Court Record, Page 52 — 5 February, 1711-12: Adms. granted to 
Mrs. Hannah Wolcott, widow relict, and John Eliot, Esq., and John Wol- 
cott, son of sd. deed. 

Page 85 — 4 August, 1712 : Mrs. Hannah Wolcott, widow, John Eliot, 
Esq., and John Wolcott, Adms., exhibit an account of their Adms. Al- 
lowed. Order to dist, the estate as followeth : 

£ s d 
To Hannah Wolcott, widow, 150-16-08 

To John Wolcott, eldest son, 445-OT-04 

To Charles Wolcott, 222-TO-08 

To Benjamin Wolcott, 222-TO-08 

To John Eliot, Esq., in right of his wife Mary, 222-10-08 

And appoint Capt. Aaron Cooke, Deacon John Sheldon of Hartford 
and Lt. Daniel Heydon of Windsor, distributors. 

Ppfife 119 — 2 March, 1712-13: Mrs. Hannah Wolcott, widow, and 
John Wolcott, two of die Adms., exhibit now in this Court a writing said 



IJIO TO 1715. PBOB ATE RECORDS.' 339 

to be a will of sd. John Wolcott, anii AioVed' the Court to approve the 
same, which for sundry reasons was deferred. 

Page 130—6 April, 1713 : John and CharlerfWolcott appear in Court 
to plead for the acceptance of an alleged will of their late father John 
Wolcott deed. Not allowed. An appeal to the Superior Court was then 
taken by John Wolcott, Charles Wolcott and Widow Hannah Wolcott. 
They gave bond of £10. 

Page 103 (Vol. IX) 30 April, 1719: Whereas, this Court, 
holden 20 October, 1712, did appoint Col. William Whiting one 
of the distributors, and informat;^on beipg now made that the estate is 
not yet distributed, and that the rest di the distributors appointed cannot 
have the assistance of Col. Whiting, he being absent, in distributing sd. 
estate, it is moved that some other person may be' appointed in his stead. 
This Court appoint Sergt. James Enno of Windsor, to supply his place 
and join with Capt Aaron Cooke and Deacon Jcto. Sheldon, formerly ap- 
pointed. 

Page 131 (Vol. X) 3 June, 1726: Hannah Porter, formerly widow of 
sd. deed., moves this Court that the estate may be distributed. The Court 
had appointed Aaron Cooke, John Sheldon and Sergt. James Enno to dis- 
tribute it, and they are now directed to perfect the same and make return 
thereof. ^ 

Page 132—5 July, 1726 : Capt. Aaron Codce being now deceased, Col. 
Matthew All}^ is appointed distributor in his place. . 



Page 206. 

Wolcott^ Josfah, Wethersfield. Died- 2B Octdber, 1712. Invt. £620- 
03-03. (Apprisers' names not mentioned.) Nunctipatiye will. 

Samuel Wolcott, of lawful age, testifyeth and saith that upon Octo- 
ber 22nd, 17 12, my brother Josiah Wolcott, now deceased, sent to call me 
and my sisters, and did declare to us that his will was that our honoured 
mother Judith Wolcott should have the improvement of all his estate, both 
real and personal, during her natural life, and at her.decease his land to be 
equally divided between his brother and sisters, and the moveable estate to 
remain and be at the disposal of our bond, mother^ she to dispose of it 
according to her pleasure. Lucy Wolcott testifyeth to the above written, 
5 January, 1 71 2-1 3. Sworn in Court. 

Court Record, Page 104 — ^5 January, 1712-13: Will exhibited by 
Judith Wolcott, appointed Adms. with the will annexed. 



Page 210. 

Wolcott^ Oapt Samuel, Windsor. Invt. £83-0002. Taken 12 No- 
vember, 17 12, by Return Strong and Timothy' ThralL 

Court Record, Page 106—6 January, 1712-13 : Adms. granted to Mr. 
Charles Chauncey of the Village of Stratfield and Col. Matthew Allyn 
of Windsor. 



340 paoBATB sBOOiDS. VOL. vni. 

Page 262 — 2 Aagost, 1715 : Coi. Mattfiew Allyn, Adms., exhibits an 
account of his Adnus. Accepteid. Order to dist. 1-2 of the estate of sd. 
deed, £32-00-10, to Elixa^ietti, now wife of sd. Matthew AUyn, sister of 
sd. deed., and the other haif» £32-00-10, to the children of Sarah Chaun- 
cey deed., formerly Sarah Wolcott, sister of sd. Samuel Wolcott, viz., 
Robert Chauncey, Idttbod Wolcott Chauocey and Abiah Chauncey. And 
appoint William Wolcott, Roger Wolcott and Israel Stoughton, distribu- 
tors. 



. t'age 184. 

Wood, Obadiah, Hartford. Invt. £199-07-11. Taken 12 May, 1712, 
by Jonathan Bigelow, Thomas Olcott and Timothy Cowles. 

I, Obadiah Wood of Hartford, do make this mv last will and testa- 
ment: I give to my son John Wood all that part of my estate that was 
formerly my father King^s, which tyeth in the bounds of Windsor, and 
1-5 part of that estate that may fall to me in Old Enghuid. And to my 
four daughters, Mary, Martha, Abigail and Margaret, I give the re- 
mainder of that estate' in England, to be equally divided between them. 
I give to my son Samuel £$ out of my moveable estate. I give my wife 
1-3 part of my personal estate and real estate not above willed, tfie per- 
sonal to be hers forever,* and the real during her natural life. I give to 
my son Obadiah all that kit of land where my dwelling house stands, 
with my dwelling house, bam and orchard, and also my interest in th^ 
Five Miles, and all the rest of my moveable estate not willed, to be to 
him and his heirs forever. I appoint my wife sole executrix, and desire 
Daniel and Roger Pitkin to be overseers. 

Witness : Roger Piikin; Obadiah X Wood, ls. 

John Goodwin. 

See Pile: 

Know all men by these presents : That I, John Shaw, Junr., of East 
Hampton, in the County of Suffolk, in the Province of New 
York, weaver, do make, constitute and appoint my loving friend Mr. 
Timothy Cowles of Hartford, in the County of Hartford and in the 
Colony of Connecticut, in New England, to be my lawful atumy to act 
and do in my behalf, or to empower and improve any other atumy or 
atoraess he shall se canse, in all my concerns and business whatsoever, 
but more especially conceming what estate of right doth belong to me 
of the estate of Obadiah Wood, Gent., of Hartford, deceased, in right of 
my wife Mary, daughter to said Obadiah Wood deceased, that is, to de- 
mand, sue for, recover, and receve all that which of right doth belong to 
me, the said John Shaw, of the estate of Obadiah Wood deceased above- 
said. Also, to contest will or wills as said Colle or any atome or atomess 
improved by said CoUe* shall see cause, and to act and do for me in all the 



I7IO TO 1715. PaOBATB IBCOBM 342 

abovesaid premises as if I the said John Shaw were personally present 
here. As witness my hand and seal this 13th day of May, Anno Domini 
1712. 

Witness: John , John Shaw, ls. 

Thomas Olcott 

13 May, 1712. 
John Shaw personally appeared before me, subscriber, and acknowl- 
edged the abovesaid instrument to be his act and deed. 

Noih: Stanly, Assistant. 

Court Record, Page 83—7 July, 171a: Will exhibited by Martha 
Wood, widow. Proven. Timothy Cole/ atty. for John Shaw of East 
Hampton, in the Province of New York, weaver, son-in-law of sd. Oba- 
diah Wood, appealed to the Superior Court. 



Page 57. 

Woodbridfe, DncUqr, B«¥., Simsbury. Invt. i47O-i4-09. Taken ist 
September, 17 10, by Nathaniel Holcomb, Sen., Peter Buell, Sen., and 
John Slater, Sen. 

Court Record, Page 21 — 6 November, 1710: Adms. to Dorothy 
Woodbridge, widow. Exhibit of inventory. 

Page 91 — 6 October, 1712: Timothy Woodbri^[e, who married the 
widow of the Rev. Dudley Woodbridge, in Court declared his dissatisfac- 
tion with the apprisal made by Nathaniel Holcomb, Sen., Peter 3uel, Sen., 
and John Slater, Sen. This Court order a new apprisal. 

Page 14 (Vol. IX) 1st May, 1716: This Qwirt appoint Timothy 
Woodbridge of Simsbury to be guardian to Dudley Woodbridge, 8 years 
of age, son of Dudley Woodbridge, late deed. Recog., £200. 



Invt. ^in Vol. IX, Page 56. 

Woodbridge, Rev. John, Wether sfield. Died 13 November, 1696. 
Invt £399-01-00. Taken 6 August, 1700, by Benjamin Churchill and 
John Stecfanan. 

Court Record, Page 259 — 5 July, 171 5: Adms. granted to Rev. John 
Woodbridge of Sprin^eld. 

Page 263 — 6 September, 1715: Mr. John Woodbridge of Spring- 
field, Adms., appeared now before this Court and moved that whereas his 
late mother, widow relict of sd. deed., who had right by law to 1-3 part 
of the moveable or personal estate of the deed., is now departed this life 
before an orderly dist. of that estate or before her third part was set out 
to her, he prays that this Court will therefore notwithstanding make out 
an order for setting out the sd. thirds and that the same be put into th( 
hands of the sd. Adms. that he may be enabled to pay and discharge the 
just debts of the sd. widow, contracted in her lifetime. A consideration 
and resolve hereupon is deferred until the ist Tuesday of October next. 



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342 PHOBATB EECOBDS. VOI*. Till, 

Page 2 (Vol. IX) I8t November^ 1^715 : John Woodbridge of Spring- 
field appeared now before this Court and pursued his former motion of 
the 6tb of September last The motion was again deferred. 

Page 3 — y December, 1715 : Rev. Mr. John Woodbridge of Spring- 
field, Adms. on the estate of John Woodbridge/ late of Wethersfield, did 
move this Court, upon the 6th day of September last past, that whereas 
his late mother, Mrs. Abigail Woodbridge, late of Simsbury, deed., 
widow relict of said* John Woodbridge deed., had right by law to one-third 
part of the moveable or. personal estate of the said John Woodbridge 
deed., and the said Abigail being now departed this life before an orderly 
distribution of that estate as the law directs, she having contracted debts 
to over £200 which remain unpaid, that therefore her said third part 
may be ascertained and put into, the hands of said John Woodbridge the 
son, to be by him improved for the payment of debts. This Court so 
order. 

Page 4 — ^3 January, 1715-16: John. Woodbridge, Adms., exhibits an 
account of his Adms. Accepted. And this Court order to dist. the estate : 
To John Woodbridge, eldest son, £133-17-10; to the heirs of Dudley 
Woodbridge deed., to Ephraim Woodbridge, to the heirs of Mercy, 
younger children of the deed., to each the sum or value of £66-18-00. And 
appoint Benjamin Churchill^ David Goodrich and Jonathan Deming, dis- 
tributors. 

Page 9-^ February, 1715-16: Report of the dist. Accepted. 

Page 3 (Vol. X) 4 deptember,i7a9 : Dudley Woodbridge of Simsbury, 
son and heir of Dudley Woodbridge, being now 21 years of age, desires 
an appeal from the decree of the Court of Probate, 2 August, 171 5, ac- 
cepting the invt. of Rev. John Woodbridge, late of Wethersfield, deed. 



Page 57. 

Woodford, Joieph, Sol, Farmington. Invt £218-10-06. Taken 25 
October, 1710, by John Stanly, Sen., and Samuel Newell, Sen. Will 
dated 10 December, 1701. 

The last will and testament of Joseph Woodford, Sen., of Farming- 
ton, is as followeth : I, the aforesd. Josq)h Woodford, Sen., being grown 
aged and infirm in my limbs, do make tlus my last will and testament : I 
give unto my daughter Mary Burd £16 in current pay. I g^ve to my 
daughter Rebekah Porter £15-10-00. I give to my daughter Esther 
Burd £20. I give to my daughter Sarah Burd £20. I give to my 
daughter Hannah North £20. I give to my daughter Elizabeth Wood* 
ford £30. I give to my daughter Susannah Woodford £30. I give to my 
daughter Abigail Woodfbrd £30. Lastly, I give to Joseph Woodford, my 
son, the rest of all my estate, whom I appoint my sole executor. And I 
desire my brother Samuel Newell and my friend Ensign John Hart to be 
overseers. 

Witness : John Hart, Sen., Joseph X Woodford, Sen., ls. 

Samuel Newett. 

Court Record, Page 21 — 6 November, 1710: Will proven. 



lyiOTO 1715. PROBATB RECX>SDS. 343 

Woodruff^ Joseph. Court Record, Page loo — ist December, 1712: 
This Court appoint Joseph Woodruff of Farmington to be guardian to 
his two children, Hannah Woodruff, age 8 years, and Josiah Woodruff, 
age 6 years. Recog., £50. 



Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 42. 

Woodrnir, Jcmathan, Farmington. Invt. £28-03-00. Taken ist No- 
vember, 1715, by Joseph Root and Ebenezer Steele. 

Court Record, Page 80 — 2 June, 1712: Adms. granted to Sarah 
Woodruff, widow of sd. deed., who recog. with her father-in-law, Samuel 
Woodruff. 

Page 83—7 July, 1712: Adms. to Samuel Woodruff, father of sd. 
deed., with Sarah Woodruff, widow. 

Page 262 — 6 September, 1715: Whereas this Court sometime since 
granted Adms. unto Sarah, the relict, and Samuel Woodruff, fcither of sd. 
deceased, and the sd. Sarah neglecting to pursue her part in the affair 
and signifying her desire to be dismissed therefrom, this Court now grant 
letters of Adms. on the estate entirely to sd. Samuel Woodruff. 

Pige 2 (Vol. IX) I November, 1715 : Samuel Woodruff, Adms., ex- 
hibits an inventory. 

Page 278. 

Wrigbt^ John, Wethersfield. Died 8 March, 1713-14- Invt £227- 
03-03. Taken by Joseph Grimes, Thomas Wright and Benjamin Wright. 

Court Record, Page 199 — J June, 1714: Adms. granted to Marcy 
Wright, widow, and Thomas Wright, brother of sd. deed. 

PSige 76 (Vol. IX) 5 August, 1718: Mercy Wright and Thomas 
Wright, Adms., c^ibit now an account of their Adms. Allowed. 

Ps^e ^^ — 2 September, 1718: Mercy Wright exhibited a further ac- 
count of Adms. Allowed, and order to dist the estate : 

£ s d 

To Mercy Wright, widow, in moveable estate, 18-17-08 

To John Wright, son of the deed., 83-15-07 

To Mercy Wright, daughter of sd. deed., 41-07-10 

And appoint Joseph Graham, Thomas Wright and Abram Morris, 
distributors. 

Page 79—2 September, 1718: This Court appoint Mercy Wright, 
widow, to be guardian to her children, viz., Mercy Wright, 11 years of 
age, and John Wright, 9 years, children of John Wnght, late deed. 

Recog., £100. 

Page 140—6 December, 1720: Report of th€ distributors. 

Page 115 (Vol. X) ist February, 1725-0: Mercy Heacox, guardian 
unto Mercy Wright, was cited before this Court to account with her ward 
for a cow and her increase. It appearing to this Court that there was an 



344 PBOBATB RECORDS. VOL. VIII^ 



agreonent tMetween the sd. Mercy Heacox and the sd. Mercy Wright 
specting the sd. cow with her increase, we do find that the sd. Mercy 
Heacox is not obliged to render any account concerning sd. cow. 



Will and Invt. in Vol. IX, Page 21-22. 

Wright, Jotqih, Wethersfield. Invt £^99-18-09. Taken 5 Febniary,^ 
1714-15, by William Bumham, Thomas Standish and Samuel Wright 
Will dated 14 February, 1711-12. 

I, Joseph Wrif^t of Wethersfield, do make and ordain this to be my 
last will and testament : I give unto my wife Mercy £20 in country pay of 
this Colony, to her and to her heirs forever, and the use of what part of 
my dwelling house she shall think needful for her, and that during her 
widowhood. I give to Joseph Wright, now of Coldiester, my eldest son,, 
to him and his heirs forever, 2 acres in Wethersfield Great Meadow which 
I purchased of Mr. Blackleach ; also. 5 acres of land on the Great Island 
in Connecticut Great River, witiiin tne Township of Wethersfield, bound* 
ed east and west on the said Great River, on land of David Goodrich of 
Wethersfield nordi, and on land of Jonathan Smith of Glastonbury 
south. To my son Thomas Wright I give 2 1-4 acres of land in Wethers- 
field Great Meadow, bounded east on the Great River, west on a highway, 
north on my son Joseph's land, and south on land of John Deming, Sen., 
of Wethersfield ; 3 acres in the Dry Swamp, bounded (in part) on land of 
Deacon Warner and Nathaniel Churchill ; also half my pasture, bounded 
(in part) on land of John Curtis, Jr., Samuel Butler, and my son John 
Wright's land which sometime since I gave him — ^to him the said Thomas 
Wright and his heirs forever. I have given my son John Wrieht, by -deed 
of gift formerly, the whole which I desired as his portion, f give to my 
son Jonathan Wright 50 acres of land m the Township of Wethersfield, 
butting on the Township of Farmington west, on a highway east, north 
on land of Robert Welles, Jr., and south on land of Major John Chester. 
To my two sons, Benjamin Wright and Nathaniel Wright, I give that 
tract of land which fell to me in the last general division of lands in Weth- 
ersfield, to be equally divided between them. To Benjamin Wright I give 
3 acres in the Great Swamp in Wethersfield, bounded (in part) on land 
of my son Thomas Wright and (in part) on land belonging to heirs 
of Stephen Chester, Jr., deed.; also five and a half acres in the 
said swamp, bounded (in part) on land of Deacon William War- 
ner, on my own land, and upon land of heirs of Stefiien Chester. I give 
to my youngest son Nathaniel Wright 3 1-2 acres of land bounded (in 
part) on land of heirs of Stephen Qiester, on land of my son Benjamin 
Wrieht, and on land of Nathaniel Boreman; also 3 acres bounded (in 
part) on land of Jacob Williams of Wethersfield, on land of Thomas 
Bunce of Hartford, and on land of Jonathan Smith of Wethersfield. I 
give the whole of what shall remain of my movable estate to my eldest 
daughter Mary Griswold, to my second daughter Elizabeth Curtis, and to 
the children of my youngest daughter Sarah Hand of East Guilford de- 



I7IO TO 1715. PBOBATB UMOOKPS. 345 

ceased— one-third part to each: to Mai^ Griswold, to Elizabeth Curtis^ 
and to the children of Sarah Hand deed. I appoint my two eldest sons, 
Joseph Wright and Thomas Wright, executors. 

Joseph Wright, ls. 
Witness : John Nott, 

John Goodrich, Jr. 

A codicil, dated 9 December, 1714. 

Joseph Wright, ls. 
Witness : George KUboum, 
John Goodrich, Jr. 

C6urt Record, Page 234 — 7 February, 1714-15: Joseph Wright of 
Colchester and Thomas Wright of Wethersfield exhibit the will of their 
late father Joseph Wright of Wethersfield deceased. The will and codicil 
approved. 



Page 85. 

Wrigbt^ ThomAS, Wethersfield. Invt. i300-i6KX). Taken i May, 
171 1, by Joseph Wright and William Bumham. 

Nuncupative Will : See File. 

Thomas Wright of Wethersfield, deceased, the night before his 
death, gave his estate to be distributed to several of his relations according 
to the minutes following, in the presence of us the subscribers : 

I : To his sister Mary Belding, his house and homelot 

2: To his sister Lydia Crane, his great Bible, his com and mault 
which were in his house, and one of his swine. 

3 : To the children of his brother David Goodrich, he gave as f ol- 
loweth: (i) To his son Josiah Goodrich, his horse and a piece of land in 
Wethersfield lying in a place ordinarily called the Wolf Swamp. (2) To 
Elizer Goodrich, his lot in that part of Wethersfield Meadow called the 
Great Swamp. (3) To David Goodrich, six acres in Wethersfield, in th^ 
Great Island lying in Connecticut River, the said six acres lying next to 
his said David Goodridi's father's land. (4) To Elizabeth Goodrich, an 
heifer, an iron pot, and forty shillings in money. (5) To Abigail Good- 
rich, a fire slice and a pair of tongs, a trammell, gridiron, and forty shiU 
lings in money. 

4: To Silas the son of his brother Jonathan Belding, his gun. 

5: To his abovesaid sisters, Mary Belding and Lydia Crane, the 
whole remaining part of his land lying in the abovesaid island, equally to 
them (David CkMxlrich's six acres only, as above g^ven, excepted) ; also, 
the remainder of his personal estate to his said sisters, Mary the wife of 
his brother Jonathan Belding, and his sister Lydia Crane. , 

Mary Churchell, 
Prudence Goodrich. 



34^ PSOBATB RBCOitDS. VOI,. Vni» 

AGBEEMENT : 

To the Hond. Court of Probate now sitting in Hartford: 

The nuncupative will and testament of Thomas Wright, Sen., late of 
Wethersfield, deceased, we the subscribers, his near relations, do for our- 
selves and our heirs acquiesce in and fully consent to, praying this hon- 
oured Court to pass their sanction thereon and grant administration ac- 
cording to the same. 

Jonathan Belding, ls. Elizer Goodrich, ls. 

Lydia Crane, her mark, ls. David Goodrich, ls. 

JosiAH Goodrich, ls. The mark A of 

Allen Goodrich, ls. Abigail Goodrich, ls. 

A true copy of the original. 

Test : Caleb Stanly, Clerk. 

. COPY OF THE LETTER OF ADMINISTRATION ON THE ESTATE OF THOMAS 

WRIGHT, SEN., DBCD., I7II. 

From the Record on File. 

Robert Wells, John Higley and Nathaniel Hooker, Esqrs., Judges of the 
Court for Probate of Wills and Granting Letters of Admtnistraiion 
on the Estates of Persons Deed., having goods, chattels, rights or 
credits in the County of Hartford, within the Colony of Connecticut, 
in New England. 

To ALL UNTO .WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING : 

Know ye that on the fourth day of June, in the year of our Lord 
171 1, before us at Hartford, in the ODunty aforesaid, the will of Thomas 
Wright, Sen., late of Wethersfield, deceased, to these presents annexed, 
was proved, approved and allowed. Who, having while he lived, and at 
the time of his death, goods, chattels, rights or credits in the county afore- 
said ; and the probate of the said will, and power of committing admin- 
istration of all and singular the goods, chattels, rights and credits of the 
said deceased, and also the hearing, examining and allowing the accounts 
of the same by virtue thereof, of right appertamin^ unto us : The admin- 
istration of all and singular the goods, chattels, nghts and credits of the 
said deceased, and his will in any manner concerning, l3ring and being in 
the County aforesaid or elsewhere, is hereby committed unto Capt. David 
Goodrich and Mr. Jonathan Belding of Wethersfield aforesaid, well and 
faitiifuUv to a(bninister tfie same, and to dispose thereof according to the 
said will of the said deed., and to make a true and perfect inventory of 
all and singular his goods, chattels, rights and credits, and to exhibit the 
same into the Registry of the said Court of Probate, at or before the first 
Monday of July next. Also, to render a plain and true account of his said 
administration on or before the first Monday of April, 171 3. In testi- 
mony whereof, we have caused the Qerk of tfie said Court of Probate to 
sign these presents the day and year first above written. 

Caleb Stanly, Clerk. 



lyiOTO I715. PROBATE RECORDS. 347 

G>art Record, Page 33 — 4 June, 171 1 : Will exhibited by Capt 
David Goodrich and Lt Jonathan Belding, brothers-in-law. The relations 
signed an agreement to accept the will. This Court accepts and allows, 
and appoints David Goodrich and Jonathan Belding Adms. with the will 
annexed. Capt. David Goodrich was appointed guardian to 3 of his chil- 
dren, viz., Eleazer, David and Abigail Goodrich. 



PROBATE EECORDS. 



VOLUME IX. 



1715 to 1723. 



Addamii John, Wethersfield. Court Record, Page i6i — ^3 January^ 
1721 : Adms. granted to Elizabeth Addams, sister of sd. deed., and Joseph 
Churchill of Wethersfield 



Page 365. 

AldwTnan, WilUam, Simsbury. Invt. £47-09-00. Taken by Samuel 
Case and Samuel Pettebone. 

Court Record, Page 32 — y May, 1717: Upon motion of William Al- 
derman, of Simsbury, desireing that Adms. be granted on the estate of his 
father, William Alderman, late deed., this Court issue a writ to cite Mary 
Hillier to appear. 

Page 41-— 6 August, 1717: This Court grant Adms. on the estate oi 
sd. WilUam Alderman, sometime of Simsbury, unto his son William AI* 
derman of sd. Simsbury. 

Page 126—3 May, 1720: William Alderman, Adms., exhibits an ac* 
count of his Adms. Tbis Court order him to sell some lands to pay the 
debts. 

Page 52 (VoL X) 4 August, 1724: Thomas Alderman of Simsbury, 
a minor, 18 years of age, chose William Alderman of Symsbury to be his 
guardian. Kecog., £50. 

Page 150—4 April, 1727: In pursuance of an act of the General As- 
sembly holden at Hartford 27 May, 1720, impowering William Alderman,. 
Adms., to sell so much of the lands of the deed, as may be sufficient to pay 
the debts due from sd. estate with the direction of this Court, the sd. 
Adms. is directed by this Court to sell one parccU of land lying in Sims- 
bury on the east side of Simsbury East Mountains, containing 10 acres,, 
lying on the north side of John Roberts's farm. 



Page 250. 

AII711, Samnelt Coventry. Invt. £38-10-00. Taken 30 September,. 
1717, by Thomas Root and Ebenezer Alexander. 

Court Record, Page 41 — ^3 September, 1717: Citation to Mercy Al- 
lyn, widow, to take letters of Adms. 

Page 43 — 1st October, 1717 : Adms. granted to Mercy All)m, widow. 

See File: Paper with invt., dated 5 November, 1717: Mercy Allyn^ 
widow of Samuel AUyn, late of Coventry, and Adms. on Samuel Allyn*a 



1715 ^K» 1723. PBOBATB RBGOBDS. 349 

estate, made application to the Court of Probates of the County of Hart- 
ford, 5 November, 1717, and dedareth that the estate of sd. AUyn is in- 
^vent, and prays tnis Court would set out to her the sd. Mercy AUyn 
what the law about intestate estates doth allow to be set out to the widow. 
And this Court doth accordingly set out to the sd. widow the household 
goods. And appoint Thomas Root, Ebenezer Alexander and Samuel Par- 
ker, oonmiissioners. 



Page X19. 

Alytrd, Jodai, Simsbory. He died 10 May, 1722. Invt ii 14-18-04. 
Taken by Joshua Holcomb, Benjamin Addams and Andrew Robe. 

Court Record, Page 16S— 5 June, 1722: Adms. to Hannah Alverd, 
widow, and Josias Alverd, son of tfie deceased. This Court appoint Han- 
nah Alverd guardian to her daughter Dorothy Alverd, age about 12 years. 

Page 2 (Vol. X) 1st January, 1722-3 : The Adms. exhibit an account 
^f their Adms., which this Court accept Order to distribute as follows : 

£ s d 
To Hannah Alvord, widow, 11-01-06 

iTo Josiah Alvord, eldest son, 34-14-04 

To Hannah Welton, Nathaniel Alvord, Elizabeth and Dorothy 

Alvord, to each, 17-17-02 

And appoint Andrew Robe, Benjamin Addams and Jonathan West- 
over, distrilHitors. 



Page 339- 

AndrvwBi Ba^amiiit Wethersfield. Died 1719. Invt. £369-03-11. 
Taken by Jabez Whittlesey and Joseph Andrews. 

Court Record, Page 112— 6 October, 1719: Adms. granted to Eliza- 
lieth Andrews, widow. 

Paige 149 — 1st April, 1721 : Elizabeth Andrews, Adms., exhibits an 
account of her Adms. Allowed. Order to dist the estate : 

£ s d 
To Elizabeth Andrews, widow, 17-19-06 

To Joseph, eldest son, 103-06-04 

To Phineas, Timothy, Jemima and Rebekah Andrews, to each, 51-13-02 

And appoint James Patterson, Jabez Whittlesey and John Camp, 
distributors. 

Page 169 — ^5 June, 1722: This Court do appoint John Camp and 
Samuel Woodruff, of Farmington, to represent the heirs of Benjamin An- 
drews, late of Wethersfield, and assist in their behalf to divide a parcell of 
land in Farmington, lying in common between the said heirs, Joseph 
dark, Thomas Cadwell, and the said Samuel Woodruff. 



350 PROBATE RBCOBDS. VOt. IX, 

Page 57-249. 

Andrewiy EUsabeth, Widow, relict of Solomon Andrews deed. Invt. 
i39-io-oo. Taken 19 March, 1716-17, by Cyprian Nichols and Idiabod 
Welles. Will nuncupative. 

Anna Gains and Ruth Welles, both of lawf ull age, testifie and say : 
They being wth Wido Eliza Andrews in the time of her last sickiless,, 
some little while before her death, heard the said Eliza declare that she 
gave the feather bed whereon Ephraim Tucker then lay, or had frequently 
layen on, with the furniture thereto belonging, unto the said Ephraim 
Tucker. Moreover, sd. Anna Gains doth further add that at the same time 
the said Elizabeth took hold of a cloak that lay on her bed and said, ^'I give 
Ephraim Tucker this cloak." And further uiese deponents say not. 

Court Record, Page 6—7 February, 1715-16: Adms. to John Brace. 

Page &---6 March, 1715-16*: Ephraim Tucker of HartJord exhibited 
now in this Court a writing in the nature of a nuncupative will of Eliza- 
beth Andrews, late of Hartford, widow, deceased, whereby the said Eliza- 
beth in her last sickness did devise and bequeath to the said Ephraim a bed 
and furniture. And Anna Gains and Ruth Welles, witnesses thereof, be- 
fore this Court now make solemn oath thereunto. This Court do now. 
thereupon prove, approve and allow the will so far as it relates to the de-. 
vise aforesaid. David Forbes of Hartford, declareing himself dissatisfied 
with the above order, appealed therefrom unto the Superior Court Rec., 
iio. 



Page 48. 

Andrews, Solomon and Elizabeth his wife, late of Hartford, deed. 
Invt. £175-12-04. Taken by Roger Pitkin and Timothy Cowles. (A 
parcel of land not yet inventoried.) 

Court Record, Page 29 — ^5 March, 1716-17: William Warren and 
David Forbes, upon the suit of John Bracy, being summoned to be inter- 
rogated of all and whatsoever they know relating to the estate of Eliza- 
be3i Andrews, late of Hartford, deed., appeared and were accordingly 
interrogated. This Court order William Warren and David Forbes to 
deliver the "weomen's" apparrell which is yet in their custody and 
(which) they have put into Solomon Andrews's inventory, unto John 
Bracy, Adms. on the estate of Elizabeth Andrews, late of Hartford, de- 
ceased. 

Page 44 — 5 November, 1717: Whereas, William Warren and David 
Forbes, Adms. on the estate of Solomon Andrews, moved to this Court for 
advice respecting some estate of sd. Solomon Andrews which had been 
contested (as estate of Elizabeth Andrews deceased, sometime the wife 
of sd. Solomon Andrews) in the law by John Bracy, Adms. on the estate 
of the sd. Elizabeth Andrews, with the above-mentioned William Warren 
as Adms. aforesd., and the sd. John Bracy recovered a judgement of 
County Court in June last for his delivery of the estate particularly men- 
tioned in the writt, or £50 in lieu. thereof : This Court, upon consideration 



17x5 'fO 1723. PKOBATB RB00SD8. 35^ 

of the matter, do advise the sd. William Warren and David Forbes to 
deliver the estate inventoried as aforesd. and particularly sued for in the 
writt aforesd., or the sum of iyy, according to the judgement of Court 
aforesd., unto the sd. John Bracy, and also advised tiie parties to let fall 
the action depending between them about the sd. estate. 

Page 50 — 4 Feoruary, 1717-18: William Warren and David Forbes, 
Adms. on the estate of Solomon Andrews, exhibited account and were 
granted a Quietus Est. 



Page 120. 

Andrvwiy William, Wethersfield. Invt ii 12-04-00. Taken 4 Au- 
gust, 1722, by Samuel Hunn, John Deming and John Camp. 

Court Record, Page 171 — 3 July, 1722: Whereas, William Andrews^ 
late of Wethersfield, being gone off to sea and having been absent about 
fourteen years and not heard of that he is alive, and a motion being made 
that Adms. should be granted on said estate, Adms. was granted to Jo^ 
seph Andrews, a brother of the deceased. 

Dist. File: 1723: To Joseph Andrus, to heirs of Benjamin Andrews^ 
to Rebedcah Gillett, to Ephraim Andrews, to Caleb Andrews, to Ann 
Camp« By John Camp and Samuel Hunn. Signed : 

Benjamin Gillett^ 
Amos Camp, 
Joseph Andrews, 
Caleb Andrews. 

Page 22 (Vol. X) 2 July, 1723 : Report of the distributors. 



Page 332. 

Arnold, Jonalhaiiy Hartford. Invt £624-18-07. Taken 17 June^ 
1719, by Nathaniel Stanly and John Austin. 

Court Record, Page 106—10 June, 1719: Adms. to Sarah Arnold, 
widow, and Peter Pratt 

Page 109 — 4 August, 1719: Philip Smith to be guardian to Jonathan 
Arnold, a minor about 9 years of age, son of Jonathan Arnold deed. 
Recog., £50. The widow, Sarah Arnold, petitions for dower. Granted. 

Page 127 — 10 May, 1720: Adms. account approved. 

Page 133 — 2 August, 1720: Permission to sell land for the payment 
of debts. 

Page 17s — 2 September, 1722: Peter Pratt exhibits an account and 
reports the estate insolvent. 

Page 20 (Vol. X) 4 June, 1723 : Sarah Parker, alias Arnold, one of 
the Adms., exhibited an account of her Adms. Accepted. 

Page 87 — 1st June, 1725 : Jonathan Arnold, a minor 14 years of age, 
chose Ebenezer Smith of Farmington to be his guardian. 



3SS PBOBATB RECOnS. TOL. IZ, 

Page 107—2 November, 1725: This Court appoint Sarah Bifd of 
Fannington to be guardian to Jonathan Arnold, now 15 years of age. 
Rccog., £5a 



Page 15. 

Anudd, lUiTyHaddam. Invt. £30-18-05. Taken 4 December, 1714. 
by Simon Smith, Ebenecer Frisbie and Joseph Arnold. Will nuncupative, 
dated 2 July, 1714. 

The widow, Mary Arnold, late wife to Josiah Arnold deceased, some- 
time before her death, and then at that time in her right mind and under- 
standing, did declare to us, James Wells and Rebeckah Wells, in these 
words : "That what estate is mine I give and will it to my two dafters.** 
Mr. James Wells and Rebeckah Wells his wife, above named, being nei- 
ther of them able to attend Omrt at this time, appeared in Haddam and 
made oath that the above-named widow, now deceased, called tfiem to 
her (and sayd as above) that what estate was hers she willed to her two 
daughters, and desired them to see that this was performed, and that the 

words were spak to them ye same day she departed. 

Before me: John Hamlin, Assistant 



Atwood, Edward. Court Record, Page 48—7 January, 1717-18: 
This Court grant letters of Adms. on the estate of Edward Atwood, some- 
time of Middletown, deed., unto Thomas Atwood, who made it appear, 
to the satisfaction of this Court, that he is nephew unto the sd. Edward 
Atwood of the City of Bristoll in Great Britain, provided bond be given 
as the law directs. The sd. Thomas Atwood gave bond. 



Page 49. 

Bamet, William, East Haddam. Died 18 February, 1715-16W Invt. 
£218-02-07. Taken by Daniel Cone and. Daniel Braynard. 

Court Record, Page 7 — 6 March, 1715-16 : Adms. to James Smith and 
Mary Barnes joyntly. 

Page 61-2 — I April, 1718: The Court appoint Joshua Braynard of 
Haddam guardian to William Barnes, age 19 vears, and to Samuel 
Barnes, age 8 years, sons of William Barnes deed. Also appoint Samuel 
Evans of Haddam guardian to Thomas Barnes, age 12 years, and appoint 
James Smith of Coventry guardian to Abigail Barnes, age 13 years, and 
Eunice Barnes, aee 9 years, all minor children of William Barnes, deed. 

Page 67 — ^3 June, 1718: James Smith, of Coventry, Adms., exhibits 
an accotmt of his Adms. Accepted and allowed. Order to dist the estate 
amongst the children as follows: 



17^5 ^O 1723* PROBATE RECORDS. 353 

I S d 

To William Barnes, eldest son, 61-14-05 

To Thomas, Samuel, Mary, Abigail and Eunice Barnes, to eacli, 30-17-03 

And appoint Thomas Gates, Daniel Braynard and Daniel Cone, of 
Haddam, distributors. 

Page 94—9 January, 1718-19: Distributors' report. 



Page 303. 

Bate, James, Haddam. Died 13th March, 1718. Invt. £569-05-10. 
Taken 6th and 7th May, 1718, by Samuel Parsons and Josefdi Coe. 

Note: (Included in this inventory his house and bam, £80; ist divis- 
ion of land adjoyning to the house, containing about 50 acres, £224 ; seven- 
acre lott bought of Mr. Spencer, £10-10-00; land bought of Richard 
Beech, £8-00-00 ; 2d division lotts, about 40 acres, £40-00-00 ; 10 acres of 
meadow in the Great Swamp, bought of John Gaylord, valued at £40; 
and 200 pds. right in the undivided lands, £25 ; total, £427-05-10. 

Court Record, Page 88—9 December, 1718: This Court grant letters 
-of Adms. unto Hannah Bates, widow and relict of sd. deed. 



Page 312-313-14. 



Bates, Johiii Haddam. Died 15 January, 1718-19. Invt. £286-12-00. 
Taken 28 January, 1718-19, by James Braynard, Samuel Ingram and Jo- 
seph Arnold. 

An agreement of heirs either of his body or by marriage : That our 
hond. motiher Elizabeth Bate shall have the use and improvement of halfe 
the dwelling-house, half the bam and half the orchard in the home lott, 
and half said home lott, and half the land in the little meadow above the 
land of Mr. Symon Smith, and all the household goods proper for a wo- 
man's use, and a cow, and a mare, which she shall choose, and the sheep. 
These, being part of our hond facer's estate, shall be intirely to the use 
of the forenamed Elizabeth during her natural life or widowhood. 

Also, at our said mother's decease, Elizabeth Bailey or her heirs shall 
have one-third part of the personal or moveable estate. We agree that 
Jonathan Bate be put in Adms., and that he pay the lawful debts out of the 
personal estate, and also that he execute a deed for a small lott on the 
Plain in the second division upon the right of John Webb, to Nathaniel 
Spencer, Jr., it being sold to him before our sd. father's death. We the 
subscribers do each and every one of us, both for ourselves and our heirs, 



I 

t 



354 PROBATE RECORDS. ' VOL. IX, 

covenant and engage that we will forever remain satisfyed and contented 

with the foresd. distribution. Signed and sealed this 23 day of February, 

1718-19. 

Witness : Joseph Arnold, John X. Bate, ls. 

Samuel Ingram, Solomon X Bate, ls. 

Hez. Brainard. Joseph X Graves, ls. 

Jonathan X Bate, ls. 
James Ray, Jr., ls. 
Elizabeth X Bailey, ls. 

I, Elizabeth Bate, relict or widow of the deceased John Bate above- 
named, am fully satisfied widi the distribution that my children have now 
agreed upon, as is above expressed. 

Elizabeth X Bate, ls. 

Court Record, Page 96—3 March, 1718-19: Adms. granted to Jona- 
than Bates, son of the deed. 

PnQTA TTi — 1st September, 1719: Agreement exhibited, which the 
Court accepts* 



Page 232. 

Beckwith, Nathaniel, Haddam. Invt £245-18-02. Taken 3d April, 
1717, by Isaac Spencer and John X Willey. 

Court Record, Piige 31 — y May, 1717: Adms. to Sarah Beckwith, 
widow. 

Page 86 — 5 November, 1718: Sarah Beckwith, Adms., exhibits an 
account of her Adms. Allowed. Order to distribute as follows : 

£ s d 
To Sarah Beckwith, widow, 19-04-08 

To Job Beckwith, eldest son, 57-04-00 

To Nathaniel, Jerusha, Sarah, Joseph and Patience Beckwith, 

to each of them the sum of, 28-12-00 

And appoint John Bogue, John Holmes and Isaac Spencer, of Had- 
dam, distributors. This Court appoint Nathaniel Beckwith of Lyme to be 
guardian to Job, Nathaniel, Jerusha, Sarah, Joseph and Patience Beck- 
with, minor children of Nathaniel Beckwith late deceased. Recog., £200. 



Page 283. 

Berry, Nathaniel^ Mansfield. Invt. £165-18-06. Taken 16 August, 
1 718, by Thomas Huntington and John Arnold. 

Court Record, Page 78 — 2 September, 1718 : Adms. granted to Eliz- 
abeth Berry, widow. 



1715 TO 1723. PBOBATB RECORDS. 355 

Page 107 — y July, 1719: This Court appoint Elizabeth Berry to be 
guardian to her children: Sarah, age 14 years; Abigail, 11 years. Kecog., 
iioo. Also, the widow exhibits an account of her A^lms. Allowed. Or- 
der to distribute the estate as f olloweth : 

£ s d 
To Elizabeth Berry, widow, 25-13-01 

To Nathaniel Berry, son, 20-07-00 

To Rachel Fulshom, Ann Fenton, Bethiah Gove, Elizabeth 

Berry, Sarah Berry and Abigail Berry, to each, 10-03-06 

And appoint Thomas Huntington, John Arnold and Thomas Storrs, 
of Mansfield, distributors. 



Page 348-9^- 



Bidwell, Daniel, Deacon. Died 29 November, 1719. Invt £581-17- 
07. Taken 30 December, 1719, by Joseph Olmsted, Ozias Pitkin and Tim- 
othy Cowles. Will dated August, 1719. 

I, Daniel Bidwell, doe make this my last will and testament : I give 
to my loving wife the improvement of 1-3 part of my improved lands dur- 
ing her life, 1-3 part of my stock, and likewise the improvement of my 
son William's part of my estate until he comes to age, he to have his main- 
tenance out of it, bestowing his labor and industry thereon. I give to my 
wife all the household stune, the remaining part of my real and personal 
estate to be equally distributed between my children, my son Daniel, my 
son William, my daughter Mary, my daughter Hannah, and my daughter 
Lydia, provided that my son Daniel's house or anything that I have done 
towards the building of it be not reckoned of the estate above mentioned, 
and also 4 acres of land adjoining thereunto. And also I give him the £10 
Ihat I have paid for him towards the meadow land that lie hath bought. 
As for my son William, whome I choose should enjoy my dwelling house 
and bam, which are old buildings, these to be enjoyed by him besides that 
estate above-mentioned. To my daughter Hannah, my will is, what she 
has already received be reckoned as part of her share and portion. My 
wife and son Daniel to be executors. 

Daniel Bidwell, ls. 
Witness : Samuel Woodhridge, 
Mary Williams, 

A Codicil, dated 9 November, 1719. 

Witness : Samuel Woodbridge, 
Joseph Benton. 

Court Record, Page 115 — 5 January, 1719-20 : Dorothy Bidwell, 
widow of the deed., exhibits the last will. Proven. 

Page 134 — ^4 September, 1720: This Court appoint Capt. Roger Pit- 
kin, Ozias Pitkin and Timothy Cowles of Hartford to divide the estate of 
Deacon Daniel Bidwell according to his last will. And appoint Dorothy 



Daniel Bidwell. 



356 PROBATE REC(HU>S. VOI«. IX» 

Bidwell of Hartford, widow, to be guardian to her children, William 
Bidwell, 17 years, and Lydia Bidwell, 14 years of age. Recog., iioo. 

See File, 4 September, 1720 : The estate was dist. to the following per- 
sons according to Daniel Bidwell's will, vizt : to the widow Dorothy Bid- 
well, to Daniel, to Mary Bidwell, to Daniel Biggelow and his wife Hannah 
Bidwell, to Lydia Bidwell, to William and to John Bidwell. By Roger 
Pitkin, Ozias Pitkin and Timothy Cowles. 



Page 273. 

Bidwell, James, Hartford. Invt. £343-12-00. Taken 16 June, 1718, 
by John Marsh and Natliaiilel Stanly. 

Court Record, Page 6&— 3 June, 1718: Adms. to Ruth Bidwell, 
widow. 

Page 95 — ^3 February, 1718-19: This Court appoint Ruth Bidwell to 
be guardian unto James Bidwell, age 2 years, son of the deed. Recog., 
ii5o. 



Page 35-36. 



Bidwell, Samuel, Sen., Middletown. Invt. ^977-05-06. Taken 25 
April, 171 5, by John Hamlin, Joseph Rockwell and William Harris. Will 
dated 23 March, 1715. 

I, Samuel BidweU of Midktown, doe make this my last will and testa- 
ment : I give to my son Samuel Bidwell a parcell of land in Wongonk, 75 
acres more or less, butting on Pond land west, upon Thomas Ranny's land, 
upon Isaac Johnson and upon part of John Willcock's lands east, and north 
upon Nathaniel Bidwell's land, and south upon undivided swamp. I ap- 
point, for the convenience of both my sons, Samuel and Nathaniel Bidwell, 
a lamas way between them, extending so far as the highland where that 
common passage now is, and then to extend northward so far as Joseph 
Butler's land, and then west to the highway. I also give to my son Sam- 
uel, from the stakes I set down on the west side, fourty rods in breadth 
through eastward to the lamas highway, and also five acres of my land on 
the Plain, and one-half of my swamp land I have for makeing fourty rods 
of fence, to my son Samuel BidweU and to his heirs forever. I give to 
my son Nathaniel Bidwell, and to his heirs forever, a parcell of land ad- 
joyning to the lands of my son Samuel Bidwell. I give to my daughter 
Sarah Braynard and her heirs one-half of my right in the great lott at the 
Streights Hills, which I bought of my brother-in-law Thomas Stoiy and 
also by gift in will by my fauier Stow. I g^ve to my daughter Elizabeth 
Brainard and her heirs all the other half of my right in said great lot I 
give to my daughter Abi^il Sumner and her heirs my half-mile lott on the 
east side of the Great River, which was my father Stow's. I give to my 
daughter Mary BidweU a hundred acres of land l3rin^ in my great lot in 
the southwest quarter of the Town bounds and sideing on Durham 



1715 "iro 1723. PBOBATE RB0QSD6. 357 

bounds. I give to my daughter Haimah Bidwell a hundred acres in the 
abovesaid lot. I give to my wife Abigail Bidwell and to my son Moses 
Bidwell my dwelling house, bam, orchard, all my enclosures belonging to 
m^ homestead, with my part of the sawmill^ and stock and moveables, 
within doors and without, and about 32 1-2 acres of land I bought of 
David Hurlbutt ; also about 35 acres I bought of Jdin Conner ; also the 
remainder of my great lott in the southwest quarter of the Township. 
And do here order that my three daughters, Mary, Hannah and Thank- 
full BidwelL shall have each of them paid out of tfiis estate ordered unto 
my wife and son, fifteen pounds 2^iece. My two sons shall have all that 
money which is due to me from Jonathan Warner, equally divided be- 
tween them. I appoint my wife Abigail Bidwell sole executrix. 

Samuel Bidwell, ls. 
Witness : Daniel Harris, Sen., 
Samuel Miller. 

Court Record, Page 31 (Vol. X) i October, 1723: Abigail Bidwell, 
executrix of the last will of Samuel Bidwell, exhibited an addition to the 
inventory of sd. estate amounting to the sum of ii-oi-o6, which is by the 
Court accepted, ordered recorded, and kept on Me. 



Page 109-10. 



Bidwell, Thomas, Hartford. Invt. ^940-00-00. Taken 15 January, 
1716-17, by William Whiting, Richard Edwards ahd John Austin. 

Court Record, Page 22 — 17 September, 1716: Adms. granted to Pru- 
dence Bidwell, widow. 

Page 27—6 February, 1716-17: Richard Seamore is appointed to be 
joynt Adms. with Prudence Bidwell. Prudence Bidwell exhibited an invt. 
whereby it appears that the estate is insolvent. This Court appoint Col. 
William Whiting, Richard Edwards and John Austin to examine the 
claims. 

Page 41 — 6 August, 171 7: Prudence Bidwell makes application to 
this Court for her right of dower in her late husband's estate, and this 
Court appoint Benjamin Graham, Thomas Hosmer and Joseph Skinner of 
Hartford to set out of the real estate so much as is her right of dowery. 

Page 119 — 2 February, 1719-20: Report of the commissioners. Also, 
they exhibit a list of claimants. Accepted by the Court, and they are or- 
dered paid to the commissioners. 



Page 113. 

Bigelow, John, Hartford. Invt. £54-07-01. Taken 27 December, 
1721, by Nathaniel Stanly and Thomas Hosmer. 

Court Record, Page 159 — 5 December, 1721 : Adms. granted to Re- 
beckah, the widow. 



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V 



358 PKOBATB RBCOBDS. VOL. IX, 

Page 167 — 1st May, 1722: Jonathan Butler moves this Court that an 
instrument in writinj^ under the hand and seal of John Bigelow, late of 
Hartford deceased, £ited 5 October, 1716, might be allowed and accepted 
as the last will of tfie sd deed. This Court have considered that although 
the sd. writing be in form a deed of p^ft, and no person named executor 
in sd. writing, yet the Court considering that tiie sd. Jonathan Butler, to 
whome the estate was given, being appointed and obliged by the condi- 
tions of the sd. writing to do the office and duty of an executor, to pay all 
the debts that shall become due from or ought to be paid out of said Bige- 
low's estate to any person or persons whatsoever, this Court does therefore 
approve of sd. writing to be as the last will of the sd. John Bigelow de- 
ceased, and ordered to be recorded and kept upon file. Joseph Bigelow ap- 
pealed from the judgement of this Court to the Superior Court. Kec., £10. 



Page 303. 

Blndl, DeliTtraoce, Windsor (Widow of Nathaniel Bissell) . Invt. 
£24-07-06. Taken 6 October, 1718, by John Collins and Israhiah Wet- 
more. 

Court Record, Page 75 — ^5 August, 1718: Adms. to Capt. Joseph 
Rockwell of Middletown, son of the deed. 



Page 258. 

Biasell, Ephrainit, Tolland. Invt. £90-18-08. Taken 28 January, 
1718, by Joseph Benton and Joshua Willes. 

Court Record, Page 53 — 4 March, 1718: Adms. granted to Isaac 
Bissell of Windsor and to Nathaniel Taylor of Tolland. 

Page 59 — 1st April, I7i8: This Court appoint Thomas Bissell, Jr., 
guardian to Ephraim Bissefl, a minor 14 years of age, and Benjamin Bis- 
sell, 3 years, diildren of Ephraim Bissell, late of Tolland. Recog., £50. 
Joseph Stedman of \yindsor is appointed guardian to Abell Bissell and 
Stephen, sons of Ephraim Bissell, late of Windsor deed. 

Page 131 (Vol. X) 3 June, 1726: Ephraim Bissell of Tolland moves 
this Court that the Adms. on the estate of his father be discharged from 
their Adms. and a dist. ordered, but there appears estate of the deceased 
that has never been inventoried, and prays that Adms. may be granted to 
him on sd. estate. Granted. 

Page 13s — ^5 September, 1726: Nathaniel Taylor and Isaac Bissell, 
Adms., exhibit now an account of their Adms. Accepted. Order to dis- 
tribute : 

£ s d 

To Ephraim Bissell, eldest son, 89-00-09 

To Abell, Benjamin and Stephen Bissell, to each, 44-10-05 






1715 ^ro 1723* PROBATE RECORDS. 359 

And ^point Frands West, Jonathan Delano and Joseph Peck, of 
Tolland, distributors. 

Page 74 (Probate Side, Vol. XII) : An invt. of the lands belonging 
to the estate of Ephraim Bissell, valued at £222-1 2-00, was taken 31 Au- 
gust, 1726, by Francis West and Jonathan Delano. 

Court Record, Page 142 (Vol. XI) 6 December, 1726: Report of the 
distributors. And this C^urt grant the Adms. a Quietus Est. 



Page 282. 

Biaiell, Kary, Simsbury. Died 24 June, 1718. Invt. £17-13-08. 
Taken 4 August, 1718, by I)eacon Cornish, John Humphreys and Jane 
HiUier. Will dated 9 April, 1718. 

I, Mary Bissell of Simsbury, doe make this my last will and testa- 
ment : I give unto my eldest daughter Mary, the wife of Samuel Humph- 
reys, my pillion ; and to sd. Mary and my daughters Hannah and Eliza- 
beth, all my wearing clothes, to be equally divided among them three. I 
give to the heirs of Jdin Mills 5 shillings, and to the heirs of Sarah Els- 
worth 5 shillings. I do give unto my son Simon Mills the remainder of 
my estate, both personal and real. And appoint my son Simon Mills sole 
executor. 

Witness: James HUlier, Sen., Mary Bissell, ls. 

Joseph Phelps. 

Court Record, Page 74 — 5 August, 1718 : Will proven. 



Page 71. 

Bfiadl, Samnel, Windsor. Invt. £297-06-07. Taken 30 November, 
1720, by Samuel Rockwell, Job Elsworth and David Bissell. 

Omrt Record, Page 140 — 6 December, 1720: Adms. granted to Jere- 
miah Bissell of Wind^. 

Page 46 (Vol. X) 7 April, 1724: Jeremiah Bissell, Adms., exhibits an 
account of his Adms. Accepted. Order to dist the estate to the brothers 
and sisters of the sd. deed. : * 

i s d 
To Daniel, Josiah and Jeremiah Bissell, to each, 42-18-01 

To the heirs of Ann White, 42-18-01 

To the heirs of Mary Birge, 42-18-01 

And appoint Samuel Rockwell, Ebenezer Fitch and David Bissell 
distributors. 



Page 341. 

Boardmaii, laaao, 8en.,WethersfieId. He died 12 May, 1719. Invt. 
ii4-i8-04. Taken 19 September, 1719, by Benjamin Churdiill and Wil- 
liam Bumham. 



360 PROBATE RECORDS. VOX,. IX, 

Court Record, Page 113 — 3 November, 1719: Adms. unto Abiah 
Boardman, daughter of sd. deceased. 

Page 131 — 5 July, 1720: Abiah Boardman, Adms., exhibits account, 
which is allowed. Order to distribute : To Abiah Boardman, widow relict 
(her dower), £3-02-11; Isaac Boardman, eldest son, ii-i&oo; Samuel 
Boardman, Thomas Boardman, Sarah Frary, Abiah Boardman and Eu- 
nice Williams, the rest of the children of sd. deceased, to each of them, 
18 shillings, which is their single part of the sd. estate. Edward Bulke- 
ley, William Bumham and Samuel Boardman are appointed distributors. 



Page 74. 

Boardman, Samuel, Wethersfield. Died 23 December, 1720. Invt. 
£1085-18-10. Taken 26 January, 1720-1, by Edward Bulkeley, Joseph 
Treat and Isaac Rylev. Will dated 20 'December, 1720. 

I, Samuel Boarcunan of Wethersfield, do make and ordain this my 
last will and testament : I give unto my dearly and well-beloved wife Sarah 
the sum of £70 to her forever, and the use of one-half of my dwelling^ 
house so long as she shall continue my widow. I give to my eldest 
son David Boardman my dwelling house, bam and homelott, con- 
taining two acres and a half, butted southeast on the Broad Street, 
northwest on Cole Lane, northeast on a highway, and southwest 
on land of the heirs of Ebenezer Kilbourn deceased; also, two acres 
in the Plain (joins) lands of Isaac Ryley; also, part of my 3 1-2 
acre lott in the meadow, north on land of heirs of John Robbins deceased ; 
also, I 1-2 acres in the meadow, south on land of the heirs of Jonathan 
Ryley deceased ; also, one acre, north on lands of the heirs of Richard Lord 
deceased ; also, 2 acres in the great swamp, south on land of Jonathan Cur- 
tis; also, 2 acres in the wet swamp, south on Joseph Belding; also, 13 
acres in the West Field lotts by Joseph Kilboum's, south half of sd. lott, 
east on Jonathan Goodrich, west on the Commons, south on the heirs of 
• old Leonard Dyxx ; also, 5 acres at Rocky Hill, east on the highway lead- 
ing to Middletown, west on the Commons, south on heirs of Lt. Jonathan 
Boardman deceased : also, one-half of my west division lott given to me 
by the Town of Wethersfield according to the list of my estate in the year 
1693, on the west side of sd. lott, bounded west on land granted to John 
Durrant, butted on Middletown line south. The lands heiein given to my 
son David shall be an estate in ffee simple to him and his heirs forever^ 
hereby willing, commanding and requireing him to pay to his mother, my 
widow, £3 annually during her life, and also provide meat summer and 
winter for one cow, and to provide the one-half of her firewood so long as 
she shall remain my widow ; and also to assist his brother Joseph in finish- 
ing a new house which I shall herein give him until it be as good as this 
house I live in, at inventory price, which is herein given to my son David. 
I give to mv son Joseph Boardman two acres of land I bought of my son- 
in-law Daniel Warner, and the house thereon standing, and what my son 
David is to do in finishing said house ; also several parcels of land with 



I715 'l^ 1723- PROBATE RECORDS. 361 

mention of these adjoyning proprietors : William Goodrich, heirs of John 
Belding deceased, heirs of John Francis deceased, heirs of Samuel Buck 
deceased, William Knott, James Butler, Gipt. Joshua Robbins, John Rose, 
John Reignolds — all given to Joseph with the same conditions as to David, 
L e., in fee simple and the requirements to pay £3 annually to his mother, 
also to provide for her. I give to my daughter Mary Warner £20 as 
money additional to £94-14-00 paid her at the time of her marirage, which 
£20 makes the sum of £114-14-00. I give to my cozen Jemima' Graves 
£15 besides what I have already given her. I do appoint my two' sons, 
David and Joseph Boardman, executors. 

Witness : Josiah Deming, Samuel Boardman^ ls. 

John Bulkeley, John Andruss. 

Court Record, Page 143 — 7 February, 1720-21 : Will proven. 



Page 254. Additional Invt., 310. 

Bowen, Jciiali, Wethersfield. Invt. £40-00-00. Taken 3 December/ 
1717, by Moses CrafFts and John Howard. A piece of land in Wethers- 
field six rods and three foots in length, and three rodds wanting three 
foots in breadth, abutting on a highway or street east, and land of William 
Qark west, the sides on land of Benjamin Addams north, and William 
Gark south, according to his deed of sale, with a dwelling house on said 
land, wee prize at fourty pounds in or as money. An addition to the in- 
ventory of an old poor bed and bedsted, 8s; five small iiewter dishes, old 
cup and old pornnger, 14S-06; old warming pan and old skillett, 6s; 
small iron pot, little iron kettle, los ; two small earthem dishes, one broken 
one, lod ; old green rugg, i8s ; t^^o old Turkey work cushions, 7d ; large 
good chest, 7s ; one small trammell, an old frying pan, 6s-o6 ; total, £3-17- 
10. Apprised by Moses Crafts and Thomas Wickham. 

Court Record, Page 43 — ist October, 1717 : Upon motion of Joseph 
King of Hartford, that Adms. be granted on the estate of Josiah Bowen, 
sometime of Wethersfield, deed., this Court order a citation to Susannah 
Curtice, sometime the wife of said Bowen, to appear and show cause why 
Adms. should not be granted. 

Page 44 — 5 November, 1717 : Samuel Curtice, the present husband of 
the sd. Susannah, now appeared and took Adms. He was required to pay 
a charge due from the estate to Joseph King of £0-09-03. 

Page 46—1 October, 1717: An inventory of the estate of Josiah 
Bowen, sometime of Wethersfield, deceased, was exhibited by Samuel 
Curtice of sd. Wethersfield, administrator. Accepted and ordered on file. 



Page 93. 

Brooks, Snuannah, Wethersfield. Nuncupative will, dated 10 Sep* 
tember, 1721: 






362 PROBATE REC<»DS. VOL. XX, 

The testimony of Abigail and Lucv Robbins is as followeth : That 
Susannah Brooks, being very sicke and near her end, being asked what 
she intended to do witti those worldly things, answered as followeth: 
That she would give to Thomas Robbins her chest in the chamber ; and 
also that she would give to Lydia Brodcs, the daughter of Samuel Brooks 
of Glastonbury, £6 in money ; and also the money that was due to her in the 
hands of Samuel Robbins she gave to Samuel Robbins his children, to 
each of them 20 shillings, and At remainder of it that she would give to 
Joshua Robbins and Richard Robbins. 
Witness : Abigail Robbins, 
Lucy Robbins. 

Court Record, Page 159—5 December, 1721 : Will accepted and pro- 
ven, except the disposeing of 50 shillines to Joshua Robbins. Adms. 
granted unto Samuel BrcKiks of Glastonbury, brother of sd. deed. 

Page 160—3 January, 1721-2: Samuel Brooks, Adms., exhibits an 
account of his Adms. Allowed. Order to dist the estate: To Samuel 
Brooks, to Elizabeth Smith, to Mercy Brooks, and to Lydia Cook, brother 
and sisters of sd. deed., to each of them £5-19-08 1-2. And appoint Jona- 
tiian Belding, Joshua Robbins 2nd and Nathaniel Bumham, distributors. 



Page 65. 

Brawn, Jcdm, Middletown. Invt. £135-0603. Taken 23 November, 
1 719, by Joseph Rockwell, John Bacon and Robert Warner. 

Will Copied from File : 

I, John Brown of Middletown, do ordain and declare this to be my 
last will and testament : I give tmto mv wife Ann the one-third part of my 
moveable estate ; also, the one-half of my now dwelling house, the north 
end, and half the benefit of the cellar, dureing her widowhood ; and also the 
improvement and yearly rent of the north half of my farm whereon I now 
dwell ; also, I give unto my wife the improvement of a third part of my 
team, horse and oxen, and team eutensels, dureing her widowhood. I giye 
unto my son John Brown the one equell half of my farm whereon I now 
dwell, the south half, and also the south half of my now dwelling house, 
and half the cellar and bam, and two-thirds of my team, horse and oxen, 
and team eutensels, and also all my husbandry eutensels and team tackling 
of what name soever, after my wife's decease or marriage. And also the 
whole of my farme and buildings thereon, after my wife's decease, except-* 
ing the yearly rent of the northernmost half of my farm land under im- 
provement, which is for my wife's support during her natural life. And 
my son John to pay to my daughter Abigail Brown ten pounds as after ex- 
pressed. I give unto my daughter Abigail Brown all my housdiold effects 
[ ] name soever, excepting her mother's thirds ; and also one cowe 

and ten pounds in or as current money, to be paid to her by her brother 
John Brown, whome I do appoint executor of this my last will and testa- 



I715 ^^ 1723. PKOBATB REGORD& 363 

ment. And I do appoint my well-respected friends, Mr. William Russell 
and Joseph Rockwell, to be overseers of this my last will. 

Agreement : 

Know all men by these presents : That we, Ann Brown, John Brown 
and Abigail Brown, the relict, son and daughter of John Brown, late of 
Middletown, in the Colony of Qnmecticutt, do declare and signify our 
consent and allowance of what is written on the other side as the last will 
of the sd. John Brown. And do agree for ourselves respectively that the 
same shall be a full settlement of the estate of the sd. deceased amongst 
us forever. 

In witness whereof wee have hereunto set our hands and seals, 5 
July, 1720. Ann Brown, X ls. 

John Brown, X ls. 
Abigail Brown, X ls. 
Acknowledged in Court. 

Test: Hes, Wyllys, Clerk. 

Court Record, Page 129 — ^5 July, 1720: Adms. granted to Ann 
Brown, vndow, and John Brown, son of the deed. 



Page 115-16-17. 



Brown, Peter, Windsor. Invt. £296-18-08. Taken by William 
Phelps, John Pabner and Samuel Phelps. Will dated 2 February, 1721-2. 

I, Peter Brown of Windsor, doe make this my last will and testament : 
I give unto my son Peter all my lands lying in a place called Scotland ; 
also, I ratify and coD&rm to him what I have already given to him by deed 
of guift. I give to my son Samuel my dwelling house and land adjoin- 
ing ; also, I give my bam and the land adjoining, about 3 acres be it more 
or less, unto my son Samuel. I give to my son Samuel my lott which was 
formerly Nathaniel Gillett's, that I bought of Knock Drake. I give unto 
my two daughters, Dinah and Mary, the use and improvement of my lott 
that was formerly Jonathan Gillett's, that I bought of Knock Drake, in 
equal proportion, for the space of 10 years, and at the end of the terme of 
10 years my will and pleasure is that my son Peter shall have that land 
to be his and his heirs forever. I give unto my daughter Dinah one piece 
of land, about one acre, which was my father Barbour's. I give unto my 
three daughters, Dinah, Mary and Mindwell, my woodlott, being about 8 
acres. I g^ve them, to be divided equally between them, 1-4 part of a 12- 
acre lott which I had out of my father Barbour's estate. I give them 
my land on the Mill Brook, to be to them and their heirs forever. I ap- 
point my loving brothers, John Brown and Cornelius Brown, to be my ex- 
ecutors, and my executors shall be overseers and guardians over my 
children. 

Witness : Jonathan Brown, • Peter Brown, ls. 

Abigail X Enno, Esther Barber. 



364 PROBATE RECORDS. VOI,. IX ^ 

The last will and testament of Peter Brown was exhibited in G>urt 
15 March, 1722, and proven. This Court appoint Samuel Phelps of Wind- 
sor to be guardian to Samuel Brown, son of Peter Brown. Recog., £80. 
And Jonathan Brown appointed guardian to Mary Brown, 13 years of 
age. Recog., £40. 



Page 235-6. 

Brown, Thomas, Colchester. Invt. £182-15-08. Taken 2 May, 1717, 
by Joseph Chamberlain and Nathaniel Foote. Will dated 2^ November, 
1716. 

I, Thomas Brown of Colchester, husbandman, do make this my last 
will and testament : I give and bequeath unto Hannah, my dearly beloved 
wife, the use and improvement of my dwelling house and home place so 
long as she shall remain my widow, together with all my pewter, one bed 
and covering convenient to the same, and one iron pot, one iron kettle, 2- 
chests at her own choice, and one box, one trammell, fire-slice, tongs, 2 
chaires, with other wooden ware suitable and convenient for housekeep- 
ing, 2 cows, 6 sheep ; the moveable estate above mentioned to be her own 
forever. I give my son Thomas Brown 10 shillings, haveing already ad- 
vanced him by deeds of gift and other estate. Item. I give and bequeath 
unto my daughter Hannah Brown £30. I give unto my daughter Mary 
Brown £30. I give unto my daughter Sarah Brown £30. I give to my 
daughter Kezia Brown £30. I give to my grandson Daniel Brown, my scm 
Samuel Brown his eldest son, my fourtii division of land in Colchester, 
containing fifty acres, together with £50 right in the Commons or tmdi- 
vided land, with all priviledges to the same belonging. And further my 
will is, that except my son Samuel Brown do bring up his eldest son to 
learning so as (to) qualify him for an orthodox minister of the Gospel, 
then I give and bequeath unto him my sd. grandson Daniel Brown £12 
out of my estate, to be paid to him when he shall come of lawfull age. I 
give unto my son Samuel Brown, whom I likewise constitute and ordain 
my sole executor, all and singfular the remainder of my houseing and land, 
messuages and tenements in Colchester, together with all my debts and 
moveaMe estate. 

Witness: James Treadway, Thomas Brown, Sen., ls. 

Jonathan Kellogg, Charles Lootnis. 

Court Record, Page 33 — 4 June, 17^7' Will proven. 

Page 52 — 4 March, 1 717- 18: This Court appoint Samuel Brown to 
be guardian unto Keziah Brown, a minor, age 11 years, daughter of 
Thomas Brown, late of Colchester, deed. 



Page 321. 

Buell, Ephraim, Simsbury. Died 16 January, 17 19. Invt. £263-05- 
00. Taken by Nathaniel Holcomb, Sen., Thomas Holcomb and Joshua 
Holcomb. 



I715 '^O 1723. PROBATE RECORDS. 365 

Court Record, Page 103 — ^5 May, 1719: Adms. granted to Mary 
fiuell, widow. 



Page 255-6. 

Bnnoe, Jonafhaxi, Hartford. Invt. £385-19-02. Taken 6 January, 
1718, by Nathaniel Stanly and John Austin. Invt. of lands in Wethers- 
field, prised at £426-03-00, taken ist January, 1718, by Benjamin' 
Churchill and Josiah Churchill. 

Court Record, Page 47 — 11 December, 1717: Adms. granted to Sarah 
Bunce, the widow, relict of sd. deed., and Robert Sandford. 

Page 50 — ^25 January, 1717-18: Zachariah Bunce, a minor, age 15 
years, (±iOse his mother Sarah Bunce to be his guardian. She was also 
appointed guardian to the rest of her children, viz., Susannah, age 13 
years, Sarah 11, Abigail 9, and Jonathan Bunce about 8 years, all children 
of Jonathan Bunce deed. Recog., £200. 

Page 85 — y October, 1718: Per act of the General Assembly in May 
last, this Court direct Robert Sandford and Sarah Bunce, Adms., to seU 
land lying in Wethersfield to procure the sum of £100 for the payment of 
debts. 

Page 9 (Vol. X) 5 March, 1722-3: In pursuance of an act of the 
General Assembly, May, 1718, impowering the Adms. to sell so much of 
the lands of the sd. deed, tiiat may be sufficient for the payment of debts 
due from sd. estate, wi^ the allowance of this Court, Lt. Robert Sandford 
and Sarah Bunce, Adms., are hereby directed and allowed to sell a par- 
cell of land lying at the west division of lotts in Hartford to pay debts yet 
due from sd. estate. 

Page 43 — 27 March, 1724: The Adms. may now sell land lying on 
the east side of the Connecticut River in Hartford, containing 5 acres 
more or less. 



Page 302. 

Bnrge, John, Windsor. Died June, 1718. Invt. £148-09-00. Taken 
•9th October, 1718, by Samuel Rockwell and John Elsworth. 

Court Record, Page 87 — ^4 November, 1718: Adms. to Abigail Burge, 
i¥idow. 



Page 80-1-4. 

Buniliaini John, Hartford. Invt. £487-18-07. Taken 15 May, 1721, 
by Samuel Bumham and Jabez Colt. Will dated 12th April, 1721. 

I, John Bumham, do make and ordain this my last will and testament : 
I give to my loving wife 1-3 part of all my houseing and land ; also 1-3 
part of all personal estate to be at her own dispose. I give my son John 
Bumham 10 acres of meadow land, being part of my lower lott, he to 
liave it on the south side of sd. lott as is abutted southerly on land of Sam- 



366 PSOBATB RECORDS. VOI«. IX» 

uel Burnham and Richard Gilman, the east end to be at the upland, the 
west end at Podunk River, the nortii side to be a straif^t line from Ae 
npland to Podunk River. Also, I give to my son John 17 acres of upland 
on the east side of the country road which lies westward of sd. son's now 
dwelling house. I give unto my three sons, Jonathan Bumham, Jabez 
Burnham and Caleb Bumham, all the rest of my meadow land and swamp 
land in Podunk Meadow (not given to my son John) to be equally divided 
between them. As to the number of acres, my sons Jonathan and Jabez 
to have my upper lott, my son Caleb to have his part next to and abutting 
upon the 10 acres of meadow given my son John. The remainder of my 
k>wer lott to be equally divided between my sd. sons Jonathan and Jabez. 
Also, I give to son Jonathan 1-2 of my piece of land lying westward of die 
lane or way that runs westward of my dwelling house to John Morton's 
house, my sd. son to have the north half of sd. piece of land ; and also I 
give sd. Jonathan 1-4 part of all my land which lyeth eastward of the 17 
acres of upland given to my son Jc^n. Also, I give to my son Jabez 1-2 
of my dwelling house. I give unto my son Cald> 1-2 of my piece of land 
lying westward of the beforementioned lane or way to John Morton's 
house ; also the easterly part of my orchard. Also I give my son Caleb 
die other half of my dwelling house and the land it standeth on, for and 
during the term of 10 years after he come to the age of 21 years, and at 
the end of that time the sd. half of my house to belong to my <;on Jabez. I 
give unto my daughter Mary Webster £10. I give unto my 4 daughters, 
Radidl, Amy, Sarah and Elizabeth, all the rest of my moveables or per- 
sonal estate not before in this my will disposed of, to be equally divided 
between them. But my will is that if the sd. estaie given to my '4 daugh- 
ters shall or do not amount to the value of £35 as money at the inventory 
price for each of my sd. 4 daughters, that then my 4 sons, John, Jonathan, 
Jabez and Caleb, shall pay unto eadi of my sd. 4 daughters so much as 
will make up eadi of their portions to the sum of £35 as money, to be re- 
covered of them or either of them my sd. scms as shall neglect or refuse to 
pay his part of the same to my sd. daughters or either of them wndiin one 
year after dieir portions become due to them. I make my wife Mary ex- 
ecutrix, and my son John Bumham executor. 

Witness : William Pitkin, John Burnham, ls. 

Samuel BMmham, John Morion. 

Court Record, Page 150—2 May, 1721 : Will proven. 



Ps^ 242. 

Bnttolpli, Da^d. Simsbury. Died 5 April, 1717. Invt £205-<xm)8. 
Taken 2 May, 1717, by Benjamin Addams, Joshua Holcomb, Sen., and 
William Case. 

Court Record, Page 40—6 August, 1717: Adms. granted to Mar>' 
Buttolph, widow, and Jonathan Buttolph, son of the deed. 



1715 ^O 1723. PROBATE RECORDS. 367 

Page 114 — 1st December, 1719: Joseph Case, of Simsbury, appointed 
guardian to Mary Buttolph, about 13 years of age, daughter of ^d. de- 
ceased. 

Page 23 (Vol. X) 2 July, 1723: David Buttolph, a minor, 15 years of 
age, chose Daniel Case of Simsbury to be his guardian. 

Page 30 — I October, 1723: Mary and Jonathan Buttolph, Adms., 
exhibit now an account of their Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the 
estate: 

i s d 
To Mary Buttolph, widow, 10-02-04 

To Jonathan Buttolph, eldest son, 29-02-01 

To Martha Addams, 2-05-00 

To David Buttolph, Penelope Case, Silence Mather, Meheta- 

bell Holcomb, Mary Buttolph, Hannah and Temperance 

Buttolph, to each, 14-11-00 

And appoint Joseph Case, Benjamin Addams and Daniel Porter dis- 
tributors. This Court appoint Mary Buttolph to be guardian to her chil- 
dren, Hannah, age 11 years, and Temperance, 9 years, children of David 
Buttolph, late of Simsbury deed. 



Page 329-30. 



Oadwell, Edward, Hartford. Invt. £826-10-10. Taken by John 
Shepherd, James Ensign and George Sexton. Will dated 2 January, 
1716-17. 

I, Edward Cadwell, Sen., of Hartford, do now make this my last 
will and testament : I give to my wife Elizabeth the use and improvement 
of 1-3 part of all my houseing and land during the term of her natural 
life, and 1-3 part of my moveable estate to be at her own dispose forever. 
I also give her my negro or malatto boy Diego during the time my sd. 
wife shall continue my widow, and when that time shall terminate my will 
is my son William shall have sd. Diego, to be to him forever. I give my 
son Edward Cadwell i piece of upland near the north part of the Town- 
ship of Hartford and within the sd. Township, containing about 5 or 6 
acres, bounded upon land of the heirs of Richard Lord, Esqr., deceased, 
and upon the West River west ; also two acres of land, little more or less, 
in the south meadow, bounded east upon Col. Partridge's land, west upon 
Oipt. Joseph Whiting, south upon John Catlin, north upon John Shep- 
herd, or land improved by them ; also one piece of land in the sd. meadow, 
about two acres, abbuted upon a highway east, land of Nathaniel Stanly's 
south, upon land of the heirs of Thomas Bunce north ; and also one piece 
in the long meadow, containing about one acre, abutted upon the Great 
River easterly, land sometime smce improved by Thomas Olcott deceased 
north, and Mr. Nathaniel Stanly's south, Capt. Joseph Wadsworth west 
All which parcells of land I give to my sd. son Edward forever. Also 15 
acres, more or less, lying in a greater parcell half whereof I have given 



368 PROBATE RECORDS. VOI.. IX, 

him by deed, butts on Deacon Easton's heirs east, on West River west, 
etc., in the same tenure. Item. All the rest of my lands, whatsoever and 
wheresoever situate, I give unto my two sons, the sd. Edwaid Cadwell and 
my son William Cadwell, to be equally divided between them. Item. I give 
tmto my two daughters, Elizabeth and Rachel, to each of them, the sum 
of £50 reckoned in money. And further my will is, that after my de- 
cease John Cadwell, who now dwells and is bound to me, if I happen to 
die before his time is out, shall go to my sonn William according to the 
indentures, and that my sd. sonn William shall pay the £20 due by the sd. 
indenture unto the sd. John when his time is out. My will also further is, 
that if the sd. Diego happen to live so that by force of this my will he come 
to serve my sonn William, my sd. sonn William shall, in consideration 
thereof, pay to each of my two daughters or their heirs the sum of £5 cur- 
rent money. I appoint my two sons executors. In witness whereof I have 
hereunto sett my hand and seal this second day of January, Anno RiRs 
Georgij Mage: Brite., &c., Tertio, Anno Dom. 1716-17. 
Witness : Daniel Smith, Edward Cadwell, ls. 

Tho. Kimberly. 

Court Record, Page 108 — 7 July, 1719: Will proven. 

Page 9 (Vol. X) 5 March, 1722-3: An agreement for the settlement 
of the real estate of Edward Cadwell was now exhibited by Edward Cad- 
well and William Cadwell, sons, and they acknowledged the same to be 
their free act and deed, which this Court accepts, orders recorded and kept 
on file. 



Page 334. 

Oadwell, Matthew, Hartford. Invt. £830-10-11. Taken 30 June, 
1 7 19, by John Marsh, Jr., Nathaniel Stanly and Joseph Gilbert. 

Court Record, Page 106—10 June, 1719: Acbns. to Abigail Cadwell, 
widow, and Matthew Cadwell, son of sd. deed. Rec., £300, with Jonathan 
Easton. 

Page 151 — 20 May, 1721 : Abigail Cadwell, alias Leet, and Matthew 
Cadwell, Adms. on the estate of Matthew Cadwell deed., exhibit account 
of Adms. Accepted. Order dist. of the sd. estate as foUoweth, viz : To 
the sd. Abigail Leete, late widow of the deceased, 1-3 part of the moveable 
estate, and 1-3 part of the houseing and lands for her improvement during 
life. And the residue of sd. estate, including the widow's thirds in house- 
ing and lands after her decease, is to be dist. to the children, viz:. To 
Matthew Cadwell, eldest son, a double portion ; to the rest of the children, 
to Ann, John, Abell, Daniel, Abigail and Elias Cadwell, to each of them 
their single portions. And this Court appoint Nathaniel Stanly, Nathan- 
iel Goodwin, weaver, and Joseph Gilbert, of Hartford, distributors. This 
Court also appoint Mr. Caleb Leete of Guilford guardian unto Abigail 
Cadwell, a minor, 9 years of age, and Elias Cadwell, 8 years, children of 
the deceased. Recog., £100. Matthew Cadwell is appointed g^rdian to 
his brother Daniel Cadwell. Recog., £50. 



1715 '^ 1723. PROBATE RECORDS. 369 

Paee 160—3 January, 1721-2: This Court now appoint Matthew 
CadwelTeuardian to his brother Abell Cadwell, a minor, 17 years of age. 
Recog., ;^o. Dist. as per file, 1721 : 

i s d 
To Elias, 89-08^3 



To Anne, 89-08-03 

To Abigail, 90-12-02 



£ s d 
To Matthew, 181- 16-06 

To John, 89-08-03 

To Abell, 8908-03 

To Daniel, 89-08-03 

By Nathaniel Stanly, Nathaniel Goodwin and Joseph Gilbert. 

Another dist. of sd. Cadwell's estate distributed to the Widow Abi- 
gail Leete, allowing her i 100-03-02, appears on file. (No date given.) 

P^e 47 (Vol. X) 7 April, 1724 : Daniel Cadwell, a minor son, about 
15 years of age, chose John Cadwell of Hartford to be his guardian. 

Psig^ 55 — ist September, 1724: John Cadwell, a son of Matthew 
Cadwell, late deed., moves this Court that whereas the persons fonherly 
appointed to dist. sd. estate did not set out the houseing and land by meets 
and bounds, this Court appoint Nathaniel Goodwin, John Skinner and 
Joseph Gilbert, Jr., to set out the houseing and lands unto the relict by 
meets, and bounds. 



Page 315. 

Ohapmaiii Hanwahi Windsor. Invt £22-07-00. Taken 2 December, 
1718, by Ebenezer Fitch and Samuel Strong. Invt. exhibited by Jonathan 
Humphrey and Simon Chapman, Adms. 



Page 307. 

Ohnrch, Samuel, Hartford. Invt. £261-17-16. Taken 17 December, 
1718, by Nathaniel Goodwin and George Sexton. 

Court Record, Page 91^^ January, 1718-19: Adms. granted to Eliz- 
abeth Church, widow of sd. deed., and George Sexton. 

Page 133 (Vol. X) 5 July, 1726: This Court add and appoint Ensign 
James Church of Hartford to be Adms. with the widow Elizabeth Church 
and George Sexton. And the sd. James Church and Joseph Barnard be- 
fore this Court acknowledged themselves joyntly and severally bound to 
the Judge of this Court that the sd. James Church shall faithfully admin- 
ister on sd. estate. 

Page 145 — 2 February, 1726-7 : The Adms. on the estate of Samuel 
Church exhibit an account: Paid in debts and charges, more than what 
had been received due to sd. estate, the sum of £54-04-06; inventory, 
£261-16-07; subtracting £54-04-06, there remains £107-12-01 to be dis- 
tributed. Order to Elizabeth Church, widow relict, £11-04-01, with 
dower; to Samuel Church, eldest son, £65-09-04, his double portion; to 
Ebenezer, Esther, Sarah and Elizabeth Church, the rest of the children 



SJO PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. IX» 

of sd. deed., to each of them £32-14-08, which is their single portion. 
And appoint Nathaniel Goodwin, Edward Cadwell and Charles Kelsey,. 
distributors. 



Page 53. 

Ohnrohill, Nailianiel, Wethersfield. Invt. £371-05-06. Taken 2S 
February, 1715-16, by Benjamin Churchill, Jabez Whittlesey and Josiah 
Churchill. 

Court Record, Page 18 — ^3 July, 1716: Adms. granted to Mary 
Churchill, widow and relict of sd. deed. 

Page 96 (Vol. X) 3 August, 1725 : Marcy Churehill, Adms., exhibits 
account: Paid in debts and charges, £18-08-08; the inventory, ^37i~05- 
00; subtracting^ £18-08-08, there remains £352-16-04 to be dist. Order to 
Mary Churchill, widow, £37-07-01, with dower; to Nathaniel Churchill,, 
eldest son, £130-03-09, which is his double portion; to John, Daniel and 
Josiah Churchill, the rest of the children, to each of them £55-oi-iOr 
which is their single portion. And appoint Benjamin Churchill, Jabcx 
Whittlesey and Josiah Churchill to be distributors. 



Page 305. 

Olark, Joseph, Windsor. Died 7 July, 1718. Invt. £17-02-00. Taken 
by Thomas Griswold, Jr., and Matthew Griswold. 

Court Record, Page 90—6 January, 1718-19: Adms. to Samuel Qark 
of Simsbury. 

Page 43- 

Olarke, John, Windsor. Invt. £41-13-01. Taken 1715, by Daniel 
Loomis and Eleazer Hill. 

Court Record, Page 3 — ^3 January, 171 5: Adms. granted to Mary 
Qarke, the widow. 

Page 148— 5th Tuesday in April, 1721 : Mary Randall, alias Qark, 
Adms., exhibits an account of her Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the 
estate as foUoweth : 

£ s d 
To Mary Randall, alias Clarke, her thirds in houseing and lands. 
To Solomon Clarke, eldest son, 16-18-08 

To Daniel, Benoni and Elizabeth Qarke, to each, 8-09-04 

To Jefnima Cooley, a-09-01 

To Mary Cooley, 7-11-04 

To the heirs children of Hannah Gillett, 5-13-10 

To Martha Eglestone, 4-18-10 

And appoint Daniel Loomis and Timothy Loomis distributors. 



1715 '^ 1723- raoBATB BBonDS. 371 

Page 16^ — 1st May, 1722: This Court grant Mary Randall, alias 
Oarke, a Qutetus Est. 

Page 284. 

OoIa, SamiMli Farmington. Invt i309- 13-08. Taken 30 July, 17 18, 
by Isaac Cowles and John Hart 

Court Record, Page 79—2 September, 1718: Adms. to Mary Cole, 
widow and relict. 

Page 79 (Vol. X) 6 April, 1725 : This Court appoint Samuel Lewis, 
Jr., of Farmington, to be guardian unto Samuel Cowles, age 16 years, 
Ann Cowles, 13 years, and Susannah^ 9 years of age. Recog., i200. 

Page 130 — 5 May, 1726: Samuel Newell asks this Court for a parti- 
tion of land now in right of himself and Samuel Cole, a minor, sd. land 
lying south of the reserved lands between llie mountains. This Court ap- 
point Capt. William Wadsworth, John Hart and Samuel Lewis to be 
guardians to the sd. minors, to mske a division and allottment of land in 
proportion according to the right of each therein. 

Page 125 (Vol. Xn, Probate Side) : Whereas, Samuel NeWfeU, Jr., 
and Samuel Cole, a minor, both of Farmington, having a right to land 
lying in partnership in the 26th lott in number as the lotts were drawn and 
laid out in the south division of land between the mountains and in the 
County of Farmington and undivided, we whose names are hereafter sub- 
scribed, being appointed b^ the Court of Probate, 12th May, 1726, to as- 
sist Samuel Lewis, guardian to sd. Samuel Cole, minor, in dividing sd. 
lott of land according to the trust committed unto us, having in company 
with sd. Samuel Newell, Jr., and Samuel Lewis, guardian, and Samuel 
Cole, minor, carefully run by the needle of a compass and viewed sd. lott 
of land from end to end, and find in our judgements the south side of sd. 
lott to be as good land as the north side, therefore have divided sd. lott as 
follows : Set out to sd. Samuel Newell, Jr., his part of sd. lott according to 
his purchased right on the north side of sd. lott ; also set out to Samuel 
Cole, minor, his part of sd. lott according to the number of acres as ap- 
pears by dist. of his father, Samuel Cole (^ceased, estate on the south part 
of sd. lott. 

WiLUAM WaDSWORTH, 

John Hast. 

Court Record, Page 136 (Vol. X) 4 October, 1726: A return of the 
setting out of the lands was exhibited in Court and accepted. 



Page 263. 

Oole, Samuel, Wethersfield. An agreement : Know all men by these 
presents : That we whose hands and seals are hereunto affixed, being chil- 
dren of Samuel Cole, late of Wethersfield deed., and heirs to his estate to- 
gether with our mother (the widow or relict of the deceased), have agreed 



372 raOBATB RBOOBDS. vol. IX, 

to divide and distribute sd estate amongst ourselves as followeth: ist. 
To Lydia Cole, the widow or relict of the deceased, 1-3 part of the whole 
estate during her natural life, to be taken out of each and every part as it 
is set out to each child respectively, as she shall choose, and also the now 
dwelling house for her to live in, and after her decease to be equally di- 
vided among us. 

£ s d 
2ndly, to Joseph Cole, 61-13-00 

3rdly, to Thomas Cole, 63-13-00 

4thly, to Lydia Cole, 25-06-oS 

And that this is our agreement relating to the premises, we hereunto 
set our hand and affix our seak this ist day of April, in the fourth year of 
his Majestie's reign, Annoq Dom. 17 18. 

Lydia X Cole, ls. 

TosEPH Cole, ls. 

Thomas Cole, ls. 

Lydia X Cole, ls., daughter. 

The within-named Lydia Cole, Joseph Cole, Thomas Cole and Lydia 
Cole, the daughter, appeared before the Court of Probates held at EDatrt- 
ford first day of April, Anno. Dom. 1718, and acknowledged the within 
written instrument to be their free and voluntary act and deed. 

Test: Hez: Wyllys, Clerk of Probates. 



Page 280. 

Oolt, Abrahanit Glastonbury. Died 31 Aueust, 1717. Invt. .£126-06- 
06. Taken by Thomas Hale and William Wicknam. 

Court Record, Page 74 — ^5 August, 1718: Adms. granted to ^^usannah 
Colt, widow. 

Page 24 (Vol. XI) 7 July, 1730: Isaac Colt, a minor, 14 years of age» 
chose Jonathan Hills to be his guardian. 

Page 40 — 2 March, 1730-1 : Abraham Colt, a minor, 16 years of age, 
chose David Hills to be his guardian. Recog., £100. 

Page 44 — ^4 Ma]^, 1731 : Jonathan Hill, guardian to Isaac Coult, a 
minor, showing to this Court that Abraham Coult, Sen., of the Town of 
Glastonbury, did sell and convey unto Abraham Coult, Jr., father to sd. 
Isaac Coult, half his sd. Abraham Coult, Sen., his lands, viz., half his or- 
diard and half his dwelling house in Glastonbury, to be equally divided be 
tween the sd. Abraham Coult, Sen., and sd. Abraham Coult, Jr., his heir, 
in quality and quantity, and the sd. Abraham Coult, Jr., being deceased, sd. 
Hill, being guardian to Isaac, one of his children, desired a division to sd. 
Abraham Q)lt, the donor also desireing the same: This Court appoint 
Capt. Th(mias Welles, Ensign Jonathan Hale and Gershom Smith of Glas- 
tonbury, with Jonathan Hills, guardian to Isaac Colt, and David Hills, 
guardian to Abraham Colt, to make division and set out to Abraham Colt, 
Sen., one moiety or half-part, and the other moiety or half-part to the 
aforesd. minors, Isaac Colt, Abraham Colt and Mary Colt. 



1715 '^ 1723. PBOBATB BBOnDS. 373 

Page 16 (Vol. XII) 13 December, 1734: Abraham Colt, a minor, age 
20 years, with David Hills, his guardian, mutually desires a release and 
discharge of the guardian, which was granted by the Court, when the sd. 
minor chose his grandfather, Abraham Colt, to be his guardian. Recog., 
£20. 



Page 81. 

Oolt, Joseph, Windsor. Invt. £83-03-04. Taken 17 March, 1720-21, 
by Henry Wolcott and Samuel Elmer. 

Court Record, Page 149—4 April, 1721 : Adms. to Ruth Colt, widow. 

Page 153 — 6 Jtme, 1721 : The moveable estate of Joseph Colt, amount 
£29-03-049 diis Court allow Ruth Colt, widow, to have that for her sub- 
sistence. 



Page 270-1. 

Gone, Jared, Haddam. Died 11 April, 1718. Invt. £496-05-03. Taken 
by Joshua Braynard, Timothy Fuller and Daniel Cone. 

Court Record, Page 66-— 3 June, 1718: Adms. granted to Stephen 
Cone, son of the sd. deed. 

Page 91 — 6 January, 1718-19: Stephen Cone, Adms., exhibits an ac- 
count of his Adms. Accepted. Order to distribute : 

£ s d 
Addition to the inventory, 37-04-02 

There remains to be dist the sum of, 494-04-00 

To Stephen Cone, eldest son, 164-14-08 

To Thomas, Elizabeth, Ruth and Hannah Cone, to each, 82-07-09 

And appoint Thomas Gates, Daniel Braynard and Daniel Cone, of 
Haddam, distributors. 

Page 92 — 6 January, 1718-19: This Court appoint Capt. Daniel Bray- 
nard of Haddam to be guardian unto Elizabeth Cone, and Daniel Cone 
to be i^rdian unto Ruth Cone, and Ebenezer Cone of sd. Haddam to be 
gfuardian to Hannah Cone. And Daniel Braynard, Daniel Cone and 
Ebenezer Cone each of them acknowledged themselves joyntly and sev- 
erally bound in a recog. of £50. 

Page 91 (Probate Side) : Whereas, our loving uncle, Daniel Cone, 
Sen., has in the quality of a guardian taken and had the oversight and care 
of that part of our father's estate, viz., Garred Cone deceased, ordered by 
the Court of Probate, and sett out to us by the dist of sd. estate, wee do 
thankfully acknowledge our abovesd. uncle's care and faithfullness in the 
discharge of that trust, and do by these (presents) discharge him of all fu- 
ture care and trouble about the abovesd. part of our father's estate be- 
stowed on us, acknowledging ourselves to have received the whole belong- 
ing to us and comitted to him, and that wee are sattisfied with his doings 
relating to every part of his trust on our behalf. And in testimony of his 



374 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. IZ» 

discharge and our sattisfaction, wee have hereunto sett our hands this 14 
September, 1727. 

Signed in Haddam East Side : 

Samuel Emmons^ Jr., 
Ruth X Cone, alias Emmons. 



Page 64. 

Oooke, Aaron, Hartford, son of Noah Cooke. Invt £255-05-04. 
Taken by Thomas Richards and Daniel Merrells. Will dated 11 May, 
1720. 

I, Aaron Cockt, son of Noah Cooke, of Hartford, do make this my 
last will and testament : Item. I g^ve and bequeath to my bond, mother, 
Sarah, all my real estate, the profits and incomes thereof, durine her wid- 
owhood. And also I give my mother all my moveable estate of what na- 
ture and kind soever, to be at her own dispose forever. Item. I give and 
bequeath all my real estate and my land in North Hampton and my house- 
ing and land in Hartford, at or after my sd. mother's marriage or decease, 
unto all my brothers and sisters, to be equally divided between them and 
their heirs forever, namely, Joseph Cooke, Noah Cooke, Eliakim Cooke, 
and Sarah Merrells, Elizabeth Dark, Miriam Webster and Esther Wright. 
I make my honoured mother to be sole executrix. 
Witness : Thotnas Richards, Aaron Cooke^ ls. 

Samuel Webster, John Seymour. 

Court Record, Page 128 — 7 June, 1720: Will proven. 



Page 308. 

Oranei Jacob, Wethersfield. Invt. £77-02-04. Taken 2 January, 
1718-19, by Edward Bulkeley and Richard Robbins. 

Court Record, Page 82 — 16 September, 1718 : Adms. granted to Jona- 
than Crane of Windham and William Warner of Wethersfield. 

Page 105 — 2 June, 1719: William Warner, Adms., exhibited* an ac- 
count of debts. Accepted and ordered to be kept on file. 

Page 114 — 1st December, 1719: Pursuant to an act of the General 
Assembly of May last, that the lands of Jacob Crane may be sold for the 
payment of his debts, this Court order William Warner to post the sd. 
lands for sale 15 days to the highest bidder. 



Page 93. 

OroM, John, Windsor. Invt. £235-01-09. Taken 17 August, 1721, 
by Jonathan Elsworth, Ebenezer Fitch and Samuel Strong. 



1715 '^ 1723. PBOBATS RBGOBDS. 375 

Court Record, Page 156 — ist August, 1721 : Adms. to Symon Chap- 
roan of Windsor. 

Page 160— 5tfa December, 1721 : Adms. to Joshua Hoyte of Stam- 
ford, with Symon Chapman. 

Page 163 — 20 December, 1731: Adms. account allowed. Paid in 
debts and charges, £41-11-00; the inventory was £245-16-07; £41-11-00 
subtracted, there remains £204-05-07 to be distributed. Order to dist to 
the widow and co-heirs : To Mary Cross, widow relict (dower) and £26- 
12-09 forever ; to the heirs of Nathaniel Cross deceased, £44-08-02 ; to the 
heirs of Sarah Bates deceased, £44-08-02; to the heirs of Mary Pickett 
deed., £44-08-02 ; to the heirs of Hannah Jagger deceased, £44-€^2 ; the 
brother and sisters of the said deceased. And this Court appoint Ebenezer 
Fitch, Samuel Allyn and James Enno, distributors. 



Page 123. 

Crowfoot, Joseph, Wethersfield. Invt. £37-14-06. Taken ist October, 
1722, by Ephraim Goodrich and Jonathan Curtice. 

Court Record, Page 176 — 2 October, 1722: Adms. granted unto Mar- 
garet Crowfoot, widow. 

Page 59. 

Olirtis, Jdlm, Wethersfield. Invt £1127-18-07. Taken 18 March, 
1 714-15, by Benjamin Churchill and William Bumham. 

Court Record, Page 5 — 7 February, 1715-16: Thomas Curtis, Adms., 
«xhilnts an account of his Adms. Order to dist. the estate as followeth : 

£ s d 

To Lydia Curtice, the widow, 52-17-05 

To the heirs of John Curtice, Jr., deed., 266-10-02 

To Thomas, William and Jonathan Curtice, to Dorothy Bridg- 

man, to Elizabeth Woodruff, and to Abigail Lewis, to 

each, 133-05-01 

And appoint Benjamin Churchill, James Patterson of Wethersfield, 
and Joseph Hawley of Farmington, distributors. 

Page 20—7 August, 1716 : Mrs. Lydia Curtis, widow, objects to the 
dist. 

Page 22 — 4 September, 1716 : This Court direct the dist., in setting 
out the dowry to Mrs. Lydia Curtis, to take into account what had been 
given to the children during the lifetime of their father John Curtis, so 
that she be not thereby abridged of her thirds therein. 



Page 92. 

Day, Jfonalhaii, Windsor. Invt. £281-05-07. Taken 14 September, 
1 72 1, by Samuel Rockwell and David Bissell. 



37^ PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. IX, 

Court Record, Page 158 — ^5 December, 1721 : Adms. granted to 
Thomas Day of Colchester. 

Page 19 (Vol. X) 7 May, 1723 : Thomas Day of Colchester, Adms., 
exhibits an accotmt of his Adms. on sd. estate, amounting to the sum of 
£82-03-01, which this Court doth accept. 



Page 87. 

Denison, Mary, Wethersfield. Died 18 May, 1721. Invt. £376-05-04. 
Taken 23 June, 1721, by Edward Bulkeley, Jonathan Deming and Eben« 
ezer Belding. 

Court Record, Page 155 — 4 July, 1721 : Adms. granted to Joshua 
Robbins, son of sd. deed. 

Page 161 — ^3 January, 1721-2: Joshua Robbins, Adms., exhibits now 
an account of his Adms. Allowed. Order to dist. the estate : 

£ s d 
To Joshua Robbins, eldest son, 177-12-06 

To Samuel and Richard Robbins, to each of them, 88-16-03 

And appoint Jonathan Belding, Nathaniel Bumham and Ebenezer 
Belding distributors. 

Page 178 — 6 November, 1722: Joshua Robbins, Samuel Robbins and 
Richard Robbins exhibit an agreement of the settlement of the estate, ap- 
proved under their hands and seals. Accepted. 



Page 240. 

Dewey, Daniel, Farmington. Invt. £19201-04. Taken May, 1717, 
by Nathaniel Winchell and Thomas Curtice. 

Court Record, Page 34 — 4 June, 1717: This Court grant letters of 
Adms. unto Katharine Dewey, widow and relict of the deceased. 



Page 62. 

De Wholph, Joseph, Middletown. Invt. £69-15-06. Taken 18 May, 
1720, by Joseph Rockwell and John Collins. 

Court Record, Page 127 — 10 May, 1720: Adms. granted to Eliza- 
beth De Wholph, tfie widow. 

Paee 137 — 10 October, 1720: Capt. Joseph Rockwell exhibits an ac- 
count of debts due from the estate for the subsistence of the widow, £26- 
04-10. 

Page 69 (Vol. X) 2 February, 1724-5: Elizabeth De Wholph, 
Adms., exhibited an account of her Adms. Accepted. Order to dist : to 
the widow, 1-3 part of the houseing and lands, and to Azuba De Wholph 
and Elizabeth De Wholph, the two daughters of the deed., an eqt^d share 




IJIS*^ 1723. PROBATE KECORDS. 377 

of the real estate of the deed. And appoint Joseph Rockwell, John Bacon 
and John Collins, distributors. 

Page 144 — ^3 January, 1726-7: Elizabeth De Wholph, Adms., ex- 
hibited a further account of her Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the 
estate: To the sd. Elizabeth De Wholph, widow, alias Lewis, 1-3 part 
of the moveable estate during her life, and the remainder to be equally 
divided to Elizabeth De Wholph and Azuba De Wholph, the daughters. 
And the Court appoint Joseph Rodcwell, John Collins and John Bacon, 
distributors. 



Page 254. 

Dtddnson, Thamat, Glastonbury. Invt. £440-16-09. Taken 28 Sep- 
tember, 17 1 7, by Thomas Hale and William Wickham. 

Court Record, Page 43 — ist October, 171 7: Adms. granted to Mary 
Dickinson, the widow, and Joseph Dickinson, son of the deed. 

Page 154 — 21 June, 1721 : Mary and Joseph Dickinson, Adms., ex- 
hibit an account* of their Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the estate: 
To Mary Dickinson, the widow, her dowry and the use of 1-3 

part of the houseing and lands during her natural life. 

£ s d 
To Joseph Dickinson, eldest son, 61-09-10 

To Charity Waddams, 24-05-00 

To Phebe, Mary, David and Deborah Dickinson, to each, 30-14-11 

And appoint Thomas Kimberly, Thomas Hale and Samuel Hale, 
distributors. 

Page 168 — 9 May, 1722: This Court appoint John Bigelow of Col- 
chester to be guardian to Deborah Dickinson, 15 years of age, daughter 
of Thomas Dickinson deed. 

Page 42 (Vol. X) 3 March, 1723-4: This Court do now appoint 
Thomas Kimberly as formerly, and Thomas Hollister and Gershom Smith 
instead of Thomas and Samuel Hale, to dist. the estate of lliomas Dick- 
inson, deceased. David Dickinson, a minor, 18 years of age, diose his 
brother Joseph Dickinson to be his guardian. 

Page 56—29 September, 1724: Report of the distributors. 



Page 61. 

Digging, Thomas, Windsor. Invt. £55-10-08. Taken 2 April, 1720, 
by William Wolcott and Samuel Elmor. 

Court Record, Page 126—3 May, 1720: Adms. granted to Jeremiah 
Diggins, Jr., brother of sd. deed. 



Page 276. 

Dimock, Timothy, Ashford. Invt. £56-07-00. Taken 26 May, 1718, 
by Daniel Fuller and Joshua Kendall. 



37^ PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. IX, 

Court Record, Page 72 — 8 July, 1718: Adms. granted to Abigail 
Dimock, widow. 



Page 100. 

Drake, Jonafhan, Windsor. Invt. £153-16-02. Taken 2 July, 1716, 
by Samuel Rockwell, Samuel Moore and William Wolcott. 

Court Record, Page 21 — ^4 September, 1716: Adms. to Esther 
Drake, widow. 

Page 45 — 2 December, 171 7: Esther Drake, widow, exhibits an ac- 
count of her Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the estate: To Esther 
Drake, widow, for bringing up the children, £33-00-00; to Benjamin 
Drake, only son, a- double portion of the estate ; to Esther and Eunice 
Drake, daughters, their single portions. And appoint Samuel Rockwell, 
William Wolcott and Samuel Moore, distributors. This Court appoint 
Job Drake to be guardian to Benjamin Drake, son of sd. deed., and Mrs. 
Esther Drake to be guardian to her two daughters, Esther and Eunice 
Drake. 



Page 260. 

Dunham, Thomaa, Mansfield, Yeoman. Died 30 January, 1717-18. 
Invt £285-17-06. Taken by Shubael Dimock, Thomas Huntington and 
Thomas Storrs. 

Court Record, Page 53 — ^4 March, 1717-18 : Adms. to John Dunham. 

Page 164 — 23 March, 1721-22: John Dunham, Adms., exhibited an 
account of his Adms., which was accepted by the Court. 

See File for Agreement: 

This wrightin, made Jeneurie ye 17th, 1721-22, witnesseth an agree- 
ment made between the co-heirs of the estate of Thomas Dunham, late 
of Mansfield, decest, (viz.): That whereas, our brother John Dunham 
hath returned his account of Adms. to ye Court of Probate, in the County 
of Hartford, to ye acceptance of the Court and to our acceptance, and it 
appeareth that there remaineth lands in the Town of Mansfield of our 
Brother Thomas Dunham aforesd., we the co-heirs, viz., John Dunham, 
Elisha Dunham, Benjamin Dunham, Desiah Studson and Marshy Dun- 
ham, having before the insealing of this agreement received full satisfac- 
tion from oure brother Ebenezer Dunham for all and every one of our 
parts of the estate that did belong to our brother Thomas Dunham de- 
ceased, we do therefore agree that our brother Ebenezer Dunham shall 
have all the lands and houseing yt is within the Township of Mansfield 
aforesd., or within the County of Hartford, that ever did or here after 
might any ways belong to our brother Thomas Dunham decest. And we, 
John Dunham, Elisha Dunham, Benjamin Dunham, Samuel Studson, 
Dessiah Studson and Marcy Dunham, do by these presents, for ourselves 
and heirs, quit all our and their claim, right and title in and to all the 



1715 'X^ 1723- PROBATE RECORDS. 379 

forementioned premises unto our brother Ebenezer Dunham of Mans- 
field, in ye County of Hartford, and to his heirs, executors and adminis- 
trators forever, so that nither we, John Dunham, Elisha Dunham, Ben- 
jamin Dunham, Samuel and Desia Studson and Mary Dunham, nor 
any of our heirs, shall have any right, title, interest or claim to ye fore- 
mentioned premises or any part thereof, but shall hereby be utterly de-: 
bared and excluded forever. As witness our hands and seals this 17th 
day of January, Anno Dominy. 
Signed and sealed : 

John Dunham, ls. 

Elisha Dunham, ls. 

Benjamin Dunham, ls. 

Samuel Stetson, ls. 

for Desiah Studson, ls. 

Marcy X Dunham, ls. 

Ebenezer Dunham, ls. 

Court Record, Page 171 — 17 January, 1721-22: At a Court of Pro- 
bate held at Mansfield, in and for the County of Hartford : Present, Jo- 
seph Talcott, Esqr., Judge : An agreement for the settlement of the estate 
of Thomas Dunham, late of Mansfield deed., under the hands and seals 
of the heirs to sd. estate, was now exhibited in Court, and John Dunham, 
Elisha Dunham, Benjamin Dunham, Samuel Stetson, Desire Stetson, 
Marcy Dunham and Ebenezer Dunham, heirs to the sd. estate, before sd. 
Court appeared and acknowledged sd. agreement to be their free act and 
deed, which is ordered to be recorded. 



Invt in Vol. X, Page 2. Will on File. 

Qjrzz, John, Hartford. Invt. £107-0604. Taken 30 August, 1722, 
by Charles Buckland and Philip Smith. Will dated 28 May, 1722. 

I, John Dike, Sen., of Hartford, being under some weakness of body 
but of sound and competent mind and memory, etc., do make and ordain 
my last will and testament : I give to my loveing wife Sarah Dike the 1-2 
of my homelott, half the dwelling house, and half the profit of the or- 
chard, at her own dispose, only what she dyes seased 01 shall bee and I 
hereby give it to my dafters now" at home with me, viz., Rachell and Je- 
mimah, free and clear forever. I give to my son Isaac Dike the one-half 
of my home lott, dwelling house, and half the orchard, and one piece of 
woodland lying northerly from my house, which I purchased of Philip 
Smith. I give to my son John Dike, to my dafters Margaret, wife of 
John Hills, Elizabeth Barnes, Susannah, wife of Jonathan Mason, Ra- 
chdl Dike, Deborah Dike and Abigaill Dike, to each and every of them 
5 shillings money or money's worth, to be paid one-half by Sarah my 
wife, the other half by my son Isaac Dike. I appoint my wife Sarah and 
son Isaac Dike to bc^ exetrix and executor. 28 May, 1722. 
Witness: Elizabeth Pitkin, John Dike. 

Eliea: Pitkin, Jr., William Pitkin, Jr. 



38o PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. IX» 

Back of the will of John Dike: 

Hartford, October 2d, 1722. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Pitkin, Elizabeth Pitkin, Jr., and William Pitkin, Jr., 
appeared and made oath that they see John Dike, Sen., sign, seal, and 
heard him declare the wrightin on the other side of this paper to be his 
last will and testament, on the day of the date thereof, and that he was 
then of disposeing mind and memory. Before me. 

Hartford, Oct. 2, 1722: My wife and children say John Dix was 
very forgetfull at the time of making the within will, so I dought of giv* 
ing them the above oath. 

fVffk Pitkin, Attest. 

Court Record, Page 176 — 7 October, 1722: An instrument was ex- 
hibited in Court to be the last will and testament of the sd. deed. Not 
proven. And this Court grant letters of Adms. unto John Hill, son-in- 
law. 

Page 180 — 4 December, 1722: John Hill, Adms., exhibited an ac- 
count of his Adms. Accepted. Order to dist the estate : 

£ s d 
To Sarah Dyxx, the widow and relict, 7-02-08 

To John Dyxx, eldest son, 15-10-10 

To Sarah Hunn, Margaret Hill, Elizabeth Barnes, Susannah 

Mason, Abraham, Isaac, Rachell, Deborah, Abigail and 

Jemima Dyxx, to each of them, 7-15-05 

And appoint Timothy Cowles, Philip Smith and Charles Buckland, 
of Hartford, distributors. 

Page 56 (Vol. X) 6 October, 1724: This Court appoint Stephen 
Bracy of Hartford to be guardian unto Jemima Dyxx, a minor, 15 years 
of age. Recog., £50. 

Page 108-109. 

Easton, John^ Sen*, Hartford. Invt £756-10-11. Taken 28 Decem- 
ber, 1718, by Daniel Merrells and Josq)h Mygatt. 

This 3d day of December, 1712, 1, John Easton, Sen., of Hartford, 
in the County of Hartford and Colony of Connecticutt, in New England, 
being at the present in reasonable health but aged, and being now of 
sound mind and memory, do by these presents make and ordain this to be 
my last will and testament, in manner and form as followeth, vizt. : First, 
I desire to committ my soul into the hands of God my Creator and Jesus 
Christ my Redeemer, and my body to the grave to a decent buriall, there 
to rest in hope until the glorious resurection. I also do dispose of that 
part or portion of worldly goods which God has graciously given me, as 
follows : After my funeral charges are defrayed and all my just debts 
paid : Item. I pve and bequeath unto my loveing son John Easton of 
Hartford, in the County and Colony aforesd., to him and his heirs for- 
ever, my dwelling house and barn and all the buildings, trees, fences and 



1715 ^O 1723. PBOBATB RBCOEDS. 38I 

land thereunto belonging, namely, all my land at home and also all my 
land in Hartford, my two lotts at Rocky Hill, and all my land in the 
south meadow in Hartford, and also all my land lying on the east side 
of the Great River, and all my land at the West Division in Hartford. 
I do hereby give him my son John Easton all my lands in Hartford and 
elsewhere that I now stand possessed of, or may of lawfuU right ever 
hereafter have right unto, with all the profits, privilcdges and appurte- 
nances that do or may at any time hereafter belong to Siem or any part 
of them. The butts and bounds of all my land herein given may and will 
fully appear on record. Further, I give unto my son John and his heirs 
forever, all my moveable estate, both without doors and within the house, 
of whatsoever nature or kind, in particular all my arms and amunition, 
and also my great Bible, and divinity books of Mr. Thomas Goodwin's 
works. I say all my estate, both real and personal, I give to my said son 
John and his heirs forever, he paying all the legacies hereafter by me ap- 
pointed and named in this my last will. Item. I do hereby give and be- 
queath unto my four daughters, Sarah Goodwin, Mary Butler, Meheta- 
bell Merrold and Abigail Easton, to them, that is to each of them, ye 
heirs, &c., the full sum of ,£40 in or as current money of the Colony, 
which said sums or legacies I do hereby appoint my son John Easton to 
pay or see paid and completed. And it is always hereby to be under- 
stood, and I do appoint, that whatsoever any of my daughters have al- 
ready received shall be excepted and accounted as part of their portion, 
and John to make it up to them to £40 herein given to them and each of 
them. Further, I do, as a token of my love to my daughters, give to 
each of them, besides their portion above named, the sum of £4 as money, 
and do appoint my son John to pay the same unto each of them within 
the space of two years after my decease. Further, I do hereby constitute 
and appoint my loveing son John Easton to be the sole executor of this niy 
last will and testament. The whole of all written I do declare to be my 
last will and testament. And in confirmation of all and every part of the 
premises, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3d day of December^ 
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eleven, arfd in 
the eleventh year of the reign of our sovereign Lady Queen Anne, Queen 
of Great Brittain, &c. 

Signed and sealed in John Easton, Sen., ls. 

presence of us: Caleb Bull, 

Edw. Alleyn. 
Court Record, Page 26— ist January, 1716-17: Will now, exhibited 
with inventory. Approved and allowed. 



Page S3. 

Edwardi, John, Wethersfield. Died 25 March, 1716. Invt. £598- 
04-og. Taken by Philip Goff and Samuel Williams. 

Court Record, Page 17 — 3 July, 1716: Adms. granted to Lucy Ed- 
wards, widow. 



3^2 PSOBATB RECORDS. VOI«. IX» 

Page 211 (Vol. X) 4 February, 1728-9: Lucy Edwards, Adms., 
exhibits an account of her Adms. Accepted, and ordered to be recorded 
and kept on file. 



Page 266-287-8. 



Edwardi, Bichard, Hartford. Invt. £1125-12-11. Taken 2 May,. 
1718, by John Austin, Thomas Meakins and Jonathan Arnold. Will 
dated 14 April, 1718. 

I, Richard Edwards of Hartford, do make this my last will and tes- 
tament : I give to my son Timothy i6o. I give to my four eldest daugh- 
ters £10 to each, viz., to Elizabeth, to Abigail, to Ann, and to Mabell. I 
give to my daughter Hannah £140; to my son Daniel, £50. I give to my 
son Samuel all my land in the long meadow in Hartford, also my new 
pasture lying by the road leading to Windsor, and also all my land in 
Colchester, l3dng in two pieces, containing 250 acres. I give him £20, to 
be payd when he is 21 years of age. I give unto my son John Edi^ds 
all other of my estate lying in cattle or kine, horses or swine, as also all 
sorts of com or grain, cloth, woolen or linen, utensils of my house, timber, 
tools, houseing, lands, and whatsoever bills, bonds, debts, chattells and 
credits, and whatsoever appertains to me, either within doors or without^ 
not given expressly before in this my last will, and do hereby oblige my 
son John to take due care and provide for his mother, my loving wife 
Mary, during her life, my son John to be sole executor. I desire brother 
Joseph Talcott and Sergt. John Skinner to be overseers. 
Witness: Jonathan Arnold, Richard Edwards, ls. 

Jonathan Bull 

A codicil was added, 15 April, 1718, witnessed by Jonathan Bull and 
Idiatxxi Wadsworth. 

A 2nd codicil was added, dated 17 April, 171 8, wherein he gave to 
Mary, the daughter and eldest child of my first wife, two shillings upon 
her demand. 

Witness: Jonathan Arnold, Richard Edwards, ls. 

Eunice Talcott. 

Court Record, Page 65 — 6 May, 1718 : Will proven. 



Page 321. 

Eliot, John, Esq., Windsor. Invt. £2045-01-04* Taken 9 April, to 
1st July, 1719, by Daniel Bissell, Symon Chapman and Alexander AUyn; 
and lands at Colchester, valued at £140, apprised by Samuel Northam 
and Joseph Chamberlain. 

Court Record, Page 100—3 April, 1719: The last will of Mr. John 
Eliot, late of Windsor deceased, dated 7 September, 1718, now exhibited 
in Court, wherein Mr. Jonathan Marsh, Mr. Ebenezer Fitch and Ensign 



1715 '^ 1723* PftOBATB RECORDS. 3^5 

Jonathan Elsworth were named and appointed executors. Ebenezer 
Fitch and Jonathan Elsworth appeared in Court and declared that they 
accepted that trust. (Will not found.) 

Page 104 — 12 May, 1719: Mrs. Mary Eliot made application to this 
Court that her right of dower in real estate might be set out to her. 
Roger Wolcott, Samuel Mather and Daniel Bissell were appointed to set 
out in severalty one-third part of the houseing and lands of the sd. deed. 

Page 17 (Vol. XII) 6 January, 1734-5: Upon complaint of John 
Elsworm, executor of Mr. John Eliot deed., Mrs. Mary Eliot and Ann 
Eliot were summoned to Court to answer for concealing or withholding 
from sd. executor some estate. Mrs. Mary Eliot made default of appear- 
ance. Ann Eliot appeared and William Thrall, at the desire and in be- 
half of sd. Ann Eliot, pleads that the writ and process might abate in that 
the law of this Colony saith that the Adms. may make complaint to an 
Assistant and the Assistant may award warrants to apprehend the offen- 
der and bring him or her before sd. Assistant, who may bind the offender 
over to the Court of Probates to be examined, and no rule in the law does 
oblige such persons as conceal docts. of persons' estates to answer before 
the Court of Probates on oath except such persons be bound over as 
aforesd. Whereupon this Court considers the writ and process of exami- 
nation shall abate. 

Page ^7—7 January, 1734-5 : Mrs. Mary and Ann Eliot were heard 
before Joseph Talcott, Judge of Probate, when Mrs. Eliot declared they 
received of sd. Elsworth all the utensils in the house and warehouse^ 
inventoried as mentioned. 

Page 19—22 January, 1734-5 : Roger Wolcott, atty. for Mrs. Eliot. 
The decree of the Court was adverse, and Mrs. Eliot appealed to the Su- 
perior Court. 

Page 121. 

ElmeTy John, Windsor. Invt. £229-16-03. Taken 6 July, 1722, by 
Joseph Rockwell and John Anderson. 

Court Record, Page 170 — 27 June, 1722: Adms. to William and 
Thomas Elmer, sons of the deceased. 



Page 123. 

Xlmore, Jcdm, Jr., Windsor. Invt. £25-13-02. Taken 6 July, 1722,. 
by Joseph Rockwell, Jr., and John Anderson. 

Court Record, Page 170 — 27 June, 1722: Adms. granted to Wil- 
liam and Thomas Elmer, brothers of the sd. deed. 



Page 70-71. 

Elsworth, John, Lt., Windsor. Invt. £1778-04-06. Taken 18 No- 
vember, 1720, by Nathaniel Loomis, Samuel Rockwell and David 
Bissell. 



3^4 PROBATE RECORDS. VOI«. XX^ 

Court Record, Page 140 — 6 December, 1720: Adms. granted to Es- 
ther Elsworth, the widow, and John Elsworth, son of sd. deed. 

Page I (Vol. X) 1st January, 1722-3: This Court appoint Esther 
Elsworth and John Elsworth to be guardians unto Anna Elsworth, age 
17 years; and Esther and Daniel Elsworth are appointed guardians to 
Martha Elsworth, age 15 years; children of Lieut. John Elsworth, late 
of Windsor, deed. This Court also appoint the sd. Esther Elsworth to 
be guardian unto her daughter Ann Elsworth, a minor, 10 years of age. 
Page 7 — 5 February, 1722-3 : Esther andjohn Elsworth, Adms., ex- 
hibit an account of their Adms. Accepted. This Court order dist of the 
estate, viz. : 

I s d 
To Esther Elsworth, widow, 52-05-00 

To John Elsworth, eldest son, 429-14-06 

To Daniel Elsworth, Esther Welles, Martha and Ann Els- 
worth, to each of them the sum of 214-17-03 

And appoint Daniel White, Jonathan Elsworth and David Bissell, 
distributors. 

Page 13 — ^2 April, 1723 : Upon motion made to this Court that the 
distribution of 2 farms among all the children would prove a great dis- 
advantage, praying that the sd. farms may be set out to the two sons of 
the sd. Lt. John Elsworth deed., they paying to the daughters their pro- 
portional parts, there being no objection, this Court so order. 



Page 284. 

Elsworthf Josiahy Windsor. An agreement for settling the estate : 
This writing witnesseth, that Josiah Elsworth and Samuel Elsworth, 
sons of Josiah Elsworth deceased, and Jonathan Elsworth, executor to 
the last will of sd. Josiah Elsworth deceased, in behalf of the minor, Jo- 
seph Elsworth, do agree to divide all tlie land of sd. deceased (it being 
all given to sd. three sons by will). [Here follows the detail of bounds, 
with measurements in rods, feet and inches.] 

Witness : Samuel Mather, Jun,, Jonathan Elsworth, ls. 

David Clark. Josiah Elsworth, ls. 

Samuel Elsworth, ls. 
Acknowledged 5 August, 1718. 

Samuel Mather, Just. Pac. 



ElBWorthf Martha. Court Record, Page 149 — 22 April, 1721 : This 
Court grant letters of Adms. on the estate of Martha Elsworth unto 
Jonathan Elsworth of Windsor, Samuel Elsworth having refused. 



1715 YO Z723* PBOBATB WUXmOL 385 

Page a6i. 

Fieldt Jcltaif Coventry. Will not dated : I, John Field of Coventry, 
do dispose of my estate in manner and form following: I give to my wife 
Mary my house and homestead, with the first division of my land, during 
the time she remains my widow, with all the moveables. And if she 
marry again, she is to have only her thirds during her life ; and after her 
decease they are to return to my children. Moreover, I constitute her the 
sole executrix of my estate, r urther, it is my will that all my outlands, 
except what was before mentioned, shall be equally divided among my 
children, only my son John shall have ten acres more than any of the 
rest. It is my will that my homestead and first division shall equally be 
divided among my children after my wife's decease, or that she ceases to 
be my widow. 

Witness : Joseph Meacham, John Field, ls. 

Samuel Parker. 

See File: At a Court of Probates holden in Coventry, for the 
County of Hartford, March the 6th, 1717-18, present Joseph Talcott, 
Judge: Mr. Joseph Meacham and Samull Parker personally appeared 
and made solemn oath that they saw John Field, ye testator, signe and 
seall the above wrighting, and heard him declare it to be his last will. 

Joseph Talcott, Judge of Probate. 

Mary Field, ye executrix named in the above will, appeared before 
this Court and accepted the trust of executorship. 

Court Record, Page 73 — 8 July, 1718: Will proven. 



Page 102. 

Flowers, Lamrock, Hartford. (Died 19 June, 1716. See File.) Invt 
£242-09-08. Taken 4 July, 1716, by Samuel Sedgewick and Thomas 
Steele. Will dated 21 October, 1715. 

I, Lamrock Flowers of Hartford, do make this my last will and tes- 
tament: My will is that my honest and just debts be paid, and that such 
a parcell of land at the west end of my lott as will make the mony be 
sold and the mony be raised and paid without delay. And then the party 
who buyeth this land, if a stranger, will want a way to it. My will is that 
a driftway of ten foot wide, on the north side next Cadwell, from the 
highway to it, be reserved, the buyer and my children or successors to 
maintain the fence of this driftway equally according to their number of 
acres, so many rods as may fall out to one another when calculated by the 
number of acres. I give to my son Lamrock all that hath been due me 
or mine towards the building of his house, and the acre lot it standeth 
on, (he) maintaining the fence against our land. What land is left, to be 
divided equally among my 4 sons after my wife's marriage or decease ; 
but whilst my wife remaineth my widow it shall be at her dispose, to let 
and sett as seemeth her good, to bring up those children who are yet un- 
der age. That whatsoever the moveables amounteth to when apprised. 



386 raOBATB RECORDS. VOI«. ZZ, 

whosoever taketh them shall pay to my daughters the. value thereof what 
in all can be made, the 2 younger (Marv and Ann) to have two-thirds, 
the other two older (Lydia and Elizabeth) to have one-third part, but not 
until their mother's marriage or decease ; the other to Mary and Ann at 
my wife's discretion. I m^e my wife sole executrix. 
Witness: Benjamin CoUon, Lamrock Flower, ls. 

Joseph Butler. 

Court Record, Page 19 — 7 August, 1716 : Lydia Flowers, the widow, 
exhibited the last will of Lamrock Flowers. Not proven. 

Page 21 — ^4 September, 1716: Will proven. 

Page 87 — ^ November, 1718: This Court appoint John Janes of 
Hartford to be guardian to Francis Flowers and Anne Flowers, minor 
children of Lamrock Flowers. Recog., £100. Lydia Flowers of Hart- 
ford, executrix, made return of her doings therein, and this Court doth 
allow her £5 for her trouble. 

Page 88 — ^4 November, 1718: This Court order that dist. be made of 
sd. estate according to the testator's last will, and sippohit Capt Toseph 
Wadsworth, Capt Samuel Sedgewick and Sergt TTiomas Steele dis- 
tributors. 

Page 133 — 2 August, 1720: Joseph Flowers, 14 years of age, son of 
Lamrock Flowers, chose Lsunrodk Flowers to be his guardian. Recog., 

iSO. 

Page 96. 

Fofter, Ann, Windsor. Invt. £8-03-04. Taken 29 November, 1721, 
by Nathaniel Cooke and John Porter. 

Court Record, Page 160 — ^5 December, 1721 : Adms. to Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Drake of Windsor, widow. 



Pkge 141, 241. 

Flill«r, Bamuel, Mansfield. Died 29 September, 1716. Invt. £312- 
15-02. Taken 24 October, 1716, by Inomas Thatcher and Hezdciah 
IQng. Will dated 23 September, 1716. 

I, Samuel Fuller of Mansfield, in the County of Hartford, do make 
this my last will and testament : I give all my land and all other my move- 
able estate unto Elizabeth my wife, whome I constitute sole executrix of 
tills my last will. 

Witness : Thomas Root, Samuel Fuller, l& 

Hannah Rust. 

Page 263-4, 301. 

FnlleTi Thomas, Windham. Invt. £238-14-06. Taken by Robert 
Moulton and Thomas Durke. Will dated ^ November, 1716. 



^f 



I715 TO 1723. FBOBATB BB00SD6. 387 

I, Thomas Fuller, plowright, of Windham, being aged, do make and 
ordain this my last will and testament: Imprimatur: I do will and be- 
queath, after my f tmeral charges and all other my debts and dues in right 
or conscious are paid, I do will and bequeath unto Martha Fuller, my 
wife, during the time of her widowhood, 1-3 part of the income of my 
lands situate in the Township of Windham aforesd., with convenient room 
for her residence in my now dwelling house. I bequeath unto Martha 
Fuller, my wife, 2-3 of all my moveable estate, to b^ at her dispose. I 
will and bequeath unto my 5 sons which dwell at Salem Village, each of 
them 5 shillings, viz., Thomas Fuller, Jonathan Fuller, John Fuller, Jo- 
seph Fuller and William Fuller, to be paid by my executor at the end of 
one full year after my decease. And the reason of my giving no more to 
these my sons is because I have already given them their portion of my 
estate. I bequeath unto my loving cozen Sarah Durke, daughter to John 
Durke, iio, to be paid at her marriage, provided she continue to live with 
my wife or widow until she be married, or provided she do not marry it 
shall be paid her at 21 years of age. I do bequeath unto my son Stephen 
Fuller all that tract of land which I purchased of Deacon Thomas Bing- 
ham of Windham aforesd., which land is situate in Windham. Also, I do 
give unto my son Stephen Fuller 1-3 part of my moveable estate. The 
land beforementioned, with the buildings thereon, I give to my son 
Stephen Puller, his heirs and assigns forever. I do appoint Martha Ful- 
ler and St«»hen Fuller executors. 

Witness : George Allyn, Thomas Fuller, ls. 

Jonathan Abbey, Benjamin Chaplin* 



Court Record, Page ^;— 6 May, 1718 : Will proven. Thomas Durke 
to be guardian to Stephen Fuller, a minor 16 years of age, son of Thomas 
Fuller deceased. 



Page 125. 

Qtgrlordy John, Windsor. Invt £726-05-06. Taken 22 October, 
1722, by Samuel Rockwell, Thomas Sadd and David Bissell. 

Court Record, Page 178 — 6 November, 1722: Adms. granted to 
H^pnah Gaylord, widow. 

Page 161 (Vol. X) 1st August, 1726 : Hannah Gaylord of Windsor 
to be guardian to her children : John, about 14 years of age ; Alexander, 
12 years of age ; Ann Gaylord, 9 years of age ; and Charles Gaylord, 7 
years ; provided bond be given. 

Page 292 (Probate Side, Vol. XII) : An agreement, dated 6 March, 
1734-5: A Greement upon the astat of John Gaylord, lat of Windsor 
dessed, by us the subscribers, for the division and settlement of sd. estate : 
First, we agree yt John Gaylord shall haue the homeloot. And our agree- 
ment forder is that the sd. Jchn Gaylord shall pay to his two brothers, viz., 
Alexander and Charles, £70 to each. Our agreement forder is yt Charles 
Gaylord shall haue a lotment of land yt is now in the posseshon of Jadda- 
dih watson by his wife, yt after her belongs to the estate of this same John 



388 VftOBAn UEGOMS. VOL* IZ, 

Gaylor deed. Our agreement forder is yt Ann Gaylord, dafter to the 
deed., shall haue a sarten tract of land yt is layed out in the mile and half* 
mile diuishen of the Town Commons, yt wors drawn by the estat of the sd. 
deed. 

Signed: Hannah X Gaylord^ ls. Charles Gaylord^ ls. 

John Gaylord, ls. Ann Gaylord, ls. 

Alexander Gaylord, ls. 



Page 62, 117. 



Chqrlord, Nathaniel, Windsor. Invt. £^87-10-03. Taken 30 May^ 
1720, by Israel Stoughton, Jonathan Elsworm and Daniel Bissell. 

An agreement and covenant made, executed and ratified, confirmed 
forever and everlastingly established, 3d April, 1722, between the heirs 
and claimers of the estate of Lt Nathaniel Gaylord of Windsor, that is to 
say, Abigail Gaylord, relict of sd. deceased, Hezekiah Gaylord, Nathaniel 
Gaylord, Josiah Gaylord and Joseph Gaylord, sons of the sd. deed., Abi- 
gail Griswold, Elizabeth Griswold, Rachell Barbour, Ruth Gaylord and 
Estfier Gaylord, daughters of the sd. deed., in a final and lasting settle- 
ment of the whole estate (to the sons all in lands) : to Abigail, £53 ;^Eliza- 
beth, £53 ; Rachell, £53 ; Ruth, £54 ; Esther, £54 ; Hezekiah to be paid £50. 
Doth therefore ratify and confirm these presents to all intents, construc- 
tions and purposes in the law. Now, for a full, final and lasting confirma- 
tion of the premises, the parties, that is to say, Abigail Gaylord, Heze- 
idsh Gaylord, Nathaniel Gaylord, Josiah Gaylord, Joseph Gaylord, Abi- 
gail Griswold, Elizabeth Griswold, Rachell Barbour, Ruth Gaylord and 
Esther Gaylord, as also John Griswold, husband to sd. Abigail, Samuel 
Griswold, husband of sd. Elizabeth, and Jonathan Barbour, husband of 
Rachell, in testimony of our allowing hereof, consenting to and confirming 
these presents, together with the alwve-named natural children of the sd. 
deceased, do hereto mutually sett our hands and seals this day and date 
before expressed. And all appeared before the Court of Probate, hfeld in 
Hartford on the ist day of May, Anno. Dom. 1722, and acknowledged 
the within-written instrument to be their free and voluntary act and deed. 

Court Record, Page 127 — 7 June, 1720 : Adms. to Abigail Gaylord, 
widow, and Nathaniel and Josiah Gaylord, sons of the deed. 

Page i66^ist May, 1722: The Adms. account, also agreement of 
heirs for the settlement of the estate, accepted. 



Page 361-362. 



Oibba, Samuel, Windsor. (Died 8 February, 1719-20. See File.) 
Invt. £111-03-09. Taken 24 February, 1719-20, by Israel Stoughton, 
Jonathan Elsworth and Nathaniel Horsford. Will dated ist October, 
1718. 



I715 fO 1723, PROBATE RBCOBDO. 389 

I, Samuel Gibbs, Sen., of Windsor, do make this my last will and 
testament : I give to my eldest son Samuel my gun, one-half my wearing 
apparell, besides what I have given him already by deed of gift. And^as 
to the woodlott lying near Two-Mile Tree by Thomas Thrall, which was 
my father Dibble's, my son Benjamin hath it by deed, having paid Samuel 
for 1-2 of it I give to my son Benjamin, besides what I have already, 
given him, my cutless. I give to my son Benjamin all my lands which I 
have not already disposed of, viz., 4 acres in Hoit's Meadow, 3 acres in the 
Great Meadow, and 4 1-2 acres by Benjamin's home lott, provided he pay 
the full value of the sd. 3 pieces of land to my daughters hereafter named, 
viz., to the heirs of my deceased daughter Hepsibah Dickinson, to Pa- 
tience Denslow, to Elizabeth Hayden, to Joannah Lx)omis, to Experience 
Huxley, and to Miriam Bissell, to all in equall proportions. Item. I give 
to my daughter Patience my great wainscot chest. Item. To my daughter 
Elizabeth, my great Bible. Item. To my daughter Joannah, a young mare. 
Item. I give to my daughter Experience a young mare and colt. Item. 
To my daughter Miriam, my featherbed and bedding belonging to it, with 
the bedstead; also, my bell-metal skillett. I hereby constitute my sons, 
Benjamin Gibbs, Josiah Bissell and Moses Loomis, to be executors. I 
also desire my trusty friends, Mr. John Eliot, Dr. Samuel Mather and Mr. 
Ebenezer Fitch, to be overseers. 

Witness : Samuel Strong, Samuel X Gibbs^ ls. 

John Allyn, Bridget Fitch. 

Court Record, Page 121 — ist March, 1719-20: Will proven. 



Page 257. 

Gilbert, Oeorge, Middletown. Invt. £105-07-10. Taken by John 
Williams and Giles Hall. 

Court Record, Page 52 — 6 February, 1717-18: Adms. to Abigail 
Gilbert, widow of the deed. 



Page 320. 

Oillett, William, Simsbury. Died 27 January, 1718-19. Invt. £280- 
02-04. Taken by Nathaniel Holcomb and Andrew Robe. 

Court Record, Page loi — 7 April, 1719: Adms. granted to Mary 
Gillett, widow. 

Page 29 (Vol. XI) 3 November, 1730: Mary Holcomb, Adms., and 
Jonathan Holcomb, husband of the sd. Mary Holcomb, i\ere sunmioned 
before tihis Court to render an account of tiieir Adms., and ordered to 
perfect the inventory. 

Page 32 — I December, 1730: According to the continuance of the 
case between Mary and Jonathan Holcomb of the one party, Adms., and 
Daniel Guins on the other, did not appear. 

Page 42—6 April, 1731 : The Adms. exhibit an account, which this' 
Court accept, order recorded and kept on file. 



390 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. IX, 

Page 44-119. (See also File.) 

Ooring, William, Simsbury. Invt. £57-09-01. Taken December, 
1715, by John Slater and Andrew Robe. A further invt. was taken 3 
January, 1715-16, by Eleazer Hill and Elias Slater. Will dated 20 Janu- 
ary, 1709-10. \ 

Whereas, I, William Goring, am designed a voyage to England if 
God will, and not knowing how the providence of God may dispose of 
mee, doe therefore hereby declare it to be my will, and I doe hereby give 
to my loving wife, Sarah, all that small portion of worldly goods that it 
hath pleased God to bestow on mee, both of personal and real, to be and 
remain to her and to be at her own dispose as she see cause. And I doe 
hereby nominate and appoint my said wife Sarah to be my sole executrix 
to this my will. William X Goring, ls. 

Witness: John Moore, Sen,, 
Mary Moore. 

Court Record, Page 7 — 6 March, 171 5-16: This Court grants letters 
of administration on the estate of William Goron, late of Symsbury de- 
ceased, unto Sarah Goron, widow, relict of sd. deed. She gave bond, 
took letters and exhibited inventory, and was ordered by the Court to 
render an account of her Adms. on or before the first Tuesday of April, 

1717- 
Page 169 — 5 June, 1722: The last will and testament of William 
Goring was now exhibited and proved by the oath of one of the wit- 
nesses to sd. will (the other being deceased), which by this Court is ap- 
proved and ordered to be recorded and kept on file. The executrix 
named in sd. will being now wife to Elias Slater of Simsbury, declines 
that trust, whereupon this Court grant letters of administration on the 
estate of die sd. deceased, with the will annexed, unto the sd. Elias Slater,! 
provided bond be given according to law, and order that he render an 
account of his administration on sd. estate on or before the first Tuesday 
of June, 1723, who accordingly gave bond and took out letters of admin- 
istration this day. The following is written upon the will on file: At a 
Court holden at Hartford, June ye 5th, 1722, the above will was exhibited 
in Court, and ye question being asked why ye will lay so long dormon, 
and the answer was because that ye widow herd yt sd. Goring had made 
another will in England, but waiting until this time and none appearing, 
therefore now bring sd. will yt it may be aproved. Whereas, John 
Moore, one of the witnesses, being dead, Mary Moore, the other witness, 
now appeared in Court and made oath, etc. The will was approved, yet 
ye exetrix is obliged to pay all just debts due from William Goring. 
And Elias Slater, now husband to ye said exetrix, appeared in Court and 
refused to allow of his wife Sarah excepting ye trust of executrix, and 
he was appointed Adms. with will annexed. 



I715 "^ <723- PBOBATE RECORDS. 39^ 

Page 301. 

Orant, Bamueli Windsor. Died loth September, 1718. Invt £202- 
15-00. Taken by Samuel Rockwell and John Elsworth. 

Qmrt Record, Page 84^7 October, 1718: Adms. to Matthew Grant 
and Samuel Grant, sons of the deceased. 

Page 118 — 2 February, 1719-20: Adms. now exhibit account of debts 
due from the estate amounting to the sum of £222-10-00. Accepted. 



Page 337-342. 



OrUBn, Bufh, Simsbury. Died 7 September, 1719. Invt £106-09-08. 
Taken 16 October, 1719, by John Pettebone and Benjamin Addams. 

The last will and testament of Ruth Griffin of Simsbury : Imprimis : 
I give and bequeath to Ann Higlev, widow of Jonathan Higley deed., and 
her daughter Mary, £6 between them out of my estate. Thus much she 
said, and added she had not strength and breath to declare further, but 
desiring that she might lye and sleep a while, but dyed before any fur- 
ther opportunity. Which was in the presence and hearing of us, this 27th 
of August, 1 719, at night 
Witness : Mary X Grmin, wife of John GriMn, 

Elisabeth X GriMn, wife of Thomas GriMn, 
Samuel Higley. 

Will was exhibited in Court, 1719, by Samuel Higley. 

Court Record, Page 113 — ^3 November, 1719: Adms. granted to 
Samuel Wilson of Windsor. 

Page 151 — 8 May, 1721 : Samuel Wilson, Adms., exhibits an account 
of his Adms., which uiis Court accepts. 

Page 155 — 4 July, 1721 : Pursuant to an act of the General Assem- 
bly, Samuel Wilson, Adms., was allowed to sell land to pay the stmi of 
£26-09-06 debts. 

Page 343. (Moveable Estate Invt. in Vol. X, Page 3.) 

OriiBn, Thomai, Simsburv. Died 7 October, 1719. Invt £367-07-10. 
Taken 16 October, 1719, by John Pettebone, Sen., John Humphries and 
Benjamin Addams. Invt. of the moveable estate, £68-13-02. TsJcen at the 
decease of Elizabeth Grifiin, widow, by Samuel Bemond, Samuel Gris- 
wold and Samuel Higley. 

Court Record, Page 113 — ^3 November, 1719: Adms. granted to 
Elizabeth Grifiin, widow. 

Paee 178 — 6 November, 1722: Joshua Holcomb, Jr., informs this 
Court tiliat his mother-in-law, Eaizabeth Gri£Bn, Adms., is now deceased 
and had not finished her Adms. This Court do therefore appoint Joshua 
Holcomb, Jr., Adms. 

Page 179—4 December, 1722 : This Court appoint Thomas Holcomb 
guardian to Jdtm Griffin, 19 years of age, Stephen Griffin, 13 years, and 



392 PROBATE EEC0ID8. VOI«. XX, 

Benoni, 8 years of age, children of Thomas Griffin. Reco^^., £150. This 
Court also appoint Joshua Holcomb, Jr., to be guardian unto Na- 
thaniel Griffin, 16 years of age. Recog., £50. John Richards of Water- 
bury to be guardian to Eunice Griffin, 10 years of age, daughter of Thomas 
Griffin. Recog., £50. 

Page 57 (Vol. X) 6 October, 1724: Joseph (Joshua) Holcomb, 
Adms., exhibits an account of his Adms. : 

£ s d 
Paid out more than he has received, the sum of 45-18-06 

By a late invt. taken of moveable estate, to be added 73-16-01 

Account accepted. Order to dist the estate : 
To John Griffin, eldest son, 75-01-10 

To Nathaniel, Stephen, Benoni and Eunice Griffin and Mary 

Holcomb, the rest of the children, to each, 37-07-11 

And appoint Thomas Holcomb, Joseph Case and Samuel Griswold, 
distributors. 

Page 87 (Vol. XI) 3 April, 1733 : Benoni Griffin, age 17 years, son of 
Thomas Griffin, chose his brother Thomas Griffin to be his guardian. 
Recog., £100. 



Page 106. 

Oriswoldi Joseph, Windsor. Invt. £508-12-08. Taken 29 November, 
17 16, by Daniel Griswold, Sen., Thomas Griswold and Joseph Barnard. 
Will dated 6 September, 1716. 

The last will and testament of Joseph Griswold is as followeth: I 
give to my wife Mary £40 out of my moveable estate, prised as money, 
and 1-3 part of my lands during her natural life. I give to my son Jo- 
seph Griswold and my son Francis Griswold all my lands whidi lyeth 
southeastwardly of my son Matthew Griswold's land, bounding northwest 
by Matthew Griswold and southeast by the Wilson's land, they to divide 
it equally by tfie acre. I give to my three sons, Joseph, Francis and Mat- 
thew, equally betwixt them, all my lands at Salisbury Plain which I 
bought of Mr. Mather. Also, I give to my three sons all my land in the 
Quarry Field. Also, I give to my son Francis one acre of meadow land 
near the south end of the fourth meadow. I give to my son Joseph all the 
remainder of my lott. Also, I give to my two sons, Joseph and Francis, 
all my land on the neck on the east side of the river. Also, I give to my 
son Francis 20 foots square of land which the Town gave me, a little 
below Windsor Ferry. Also, I give to my son Matthew my part of my 
land which was my father Gaylord's, lying near Rocky Hill near the upper 
end of the Town. I give to my son Joseph the small parcell of land by 
Naughtsock, bounding soutfieastwardly by his own land and northwest- 
wardly by Matthew Griswold's land. Also, I give to my son Matthew 
Griswold all my lands which my house stands on, all my housetng and 
bam and meadow adjoyning, as it bounds southwestwardly by the high- 
way, all the upland and meadow down to the fence near to Naughtsock^ 



1715 TO 1723. FMBATB UOOID& 393 

and the land bounding southeastward^ by his own land and northwest- 
wardly by George Griswold's land. Also, I give to my son Francis 1-3 part 
of the apples in my new orchard, from my house to the foot of the first hill, 
for the first five years after the date hereof. Also, I ^ve to my two daugh- 
ters, Mary the wife of Joseph Gillett and Abigail the wife of Tosiah 
Phelps, £2$ apiece out of my moveables, to be prised as money. I give 
to my grandchild, Sarah Gillett, £5 out of my moveables. And the debts 
due to me which are likely to be recovered are to be reckoned as move- 
ables. 

Note : That what my daughters has formerly had is not to be reck- 
oned in the above said legacies. If there be any overplus of moveables 
than pays what is above written, it is to be divided thus : My wife to have 
1-3 of tfiem, and the remainder to be divided equally among all my chil- 
dren. 

I appoint my son Joseph Griswold and my son Francis to be execu- 
tors of this my will, with my wife. 

Witness: Joseph Barnard, Joseph Griswold. 

Samuel Holcomb, Pellatiah Griswold. 

Court Record, Page 24 — ^ December, 1716: Will proven. 



Page 55. 

OroM, Isaac, Windham. Invt. £57-09-04. Taken 30 April, 1716, by 
Joseph Gary and Richard Abby. 

Court Record, Page 16 — ^3 July, 1716: Invt. exhibited by Nathaniel 
Bassett of Mansfield, the widow having made oath to it before Justice 
Ripley at Windham. Allowed. 



Page 61. 

Hall, Hannah, Middletown. Invt £35-07-11. Taken 4 March, 1719- 
20, by James Tappan, Joseph Rockwell and Robert Hubbard. 

Court Record, Page 121 — 29 February, 1719-20: Adms. granted to 
Hezekiah Sumner, son of sd. deed. 

See File : 14 June, 1720 : The estate of Mrs. Hannah Hall, arbitra- 
tion ; the estate of William Sumner : Hezekiah Sumner versus Nathaniel 
Stow and Sarah his wife, who was daughter of William Sumner, Heze* 
kiah and Sarah, brother and sister, co-heirs in the estate of Daniel Sum- 
ner deed., their brother, their mother Mrs. Hannah Hall also deceased. 
Witness : William Warde, James WadsTvortk, 

Daniel HalL Hesekiah Brainard, 

Arbitrators. 

Court Record, Page 143 — ^3 January, 1720-1 : Hezekiah Sumner, 
Adms., exhibits an account of tfie settlement of Hannah Hall's estate, 
which account is accepted, ordered recorded and kept on file. 



394 PROBATB RECORDS. VOL. IX, 

Page 60. 

Hall, JoMph, Deacon, Mansfield. Invt ^355-15-05. Taken 27 June, 
1716, by Shubael Dimock, Joseph Cary and Samuel Stetson. 

Court Record, Page 16—3 July, 1716: Adms. granted joyntly to 
Mary Hall, widow, and John Hall of Mansfield. 

Page 42 — ^3 September, 1717: William Hall, Adms., exhibits an ac- 
count of his Adms. Accepted. C3rder to dist : To Mary Hall, widow, 1-3 
part of the real estate and 1-2 of the personal estate, the remainder of the 
moveable and real estate to be divided into 6 equal parts, 1-6 part to be 
set out to the legal representatives of John Hall deed., eldest brother of 
Joseph Hall deed., to Nathaniel Hall, to Gershom Hall, to William Hall, 
to Benjamin Hall, and to Elisha Hall, to each 1-6 part, all brothers of the 
deed. And appoint Capt. Thomas Huntington, Deacon Shubael Dim- 
mock and Mr. Samuel Stetson, of Mansfield, distributors. 



Page 293. 

Hamlin, Jolm, Jr., Middletown. Invti790-i9-07. Taken April, 1718, 
by John Collins, Joseph Rockwell and John Bacon. 

Court Record, Paee 84 — 7 October, 17 18: Adms. granted to Elira- 
beth Hamlin, widow of sd. deed. 

Page 86 (Vol. XI) 22 March, 1732-3 : Giles Hamlin, age 17 years, 
a minor son of John Hamlin deed., chose Return Megs of Middletown to 
be his guardian. Recog., i200. 



Page 5, 42. 

Hampton, WilHam, New York. Invt. £200-00-06. Taken 4 October, 
1715, by John Austin, Adms. (in Connecticut^. Will dated 4 April, 1715. 

I, William Hampton, late of the City of New York, but now residing 
in the Island of Bartxadoes, merchant, being very sick and weak, do make 
and ordain tiiis my last will and testament : I give, devise and bequeath 
(my estate) : First, mv desire is that my just debts here in this Island and 
funeral expenses be fully paid and satisfied, and that all my goods and 
effects whatsoever which now are or hereafter may be in this Island, and 
the produce thereof, may be by my sd. executor here remitted to such per- 
son or persons as they shall appear of right to belong to, either in Great 
Britain or elsewhere, by consignment to sudi person or persons in suears, 
and what remains after such remittances made to remit by bills of ex- 
change to my beloved sister Anne Hampton, living in Essex Street in the 
Ci^ of London. Item. As to all my other goods and effects which now are 
or hereafter shall be in New York or other parts of North America, and the 
produce thereof, may be by my executor hereafter nam^, who now re- 
sides in the City of New York, remitted to such person or persons as tiiey 
shall appear of right to belong to, either in Great Britain or elsewhere, by 



1 715 '^ 1723. PROBATE RECORDS. 395 

bilk of exchange, and after such remittances made then to remit the re- 
sidue of all my estate of what nature or kind soever to my sd. loving sister 
Anne Hampton, to whom I do hereby give all the rest and residue 
of my estate both real and personal (saving £6 which I do hereby 
give to my nurse Ruth for her care of me in my sickness, to be paid her 
inmiediately after my decease). And my desire further is that my doc- 
tors and bearers may have rings, scarfs and gloves at my funeral. And 
I do hereby nominate and appoint, make and ordain my trusty and well- 
beloved friends, Mr. Steven Thomas of the Island of Barbadoes, mer- 
chant, and Mr. Joshua Wroe of the City of New York, merchant, to be 
mv executor and executors of this my last will and testament. In witness 
whereof I, the sd. William Hampton, have hereunto sett my hand and 
seal tibis 4th day of April, 1715. 
In presence of : 

H. Courtney, Signed: W. Hampton, ls. 

mil Ker, Antho: White. 

Barbadoes, By the Honourable, the President of His 

Majestie's Council and Commander-in-Chief, Sec., 

Mr. William Ker, one of the witnesses to the above-written will, per- 
sonally appeared before me and made oath on the Holy Evangelists of 
Almighty God that he was present and saw the above-named William 
Hampton (now deed.) sign, seal, publish and declare the same as and 
for his last will and testament, and tiiat at the time of his so doing he was 
of a sound and disposeing mind and memory, to the best of his (depo- 
nent's) judgement and befief. Given at Pilgrim, this 6th day of 

April, 1715. Signed: Wm. Sharpe. 

Barbados, By the Honourable William Sharpe, Esq., 

President of his Majestie's Council and CommanderAn-Chief of this and 
other His Majestie's Carribbee Islands to Windward of Guardaloope, &c.: 

To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting : Know ye that 
on tile day of the date hereof before me personally came and appeared 
Alexander Skene, Esq., His Majestie's Secretary of this Island, and upon 
his solemn oath, taken on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, did 
testifie and declare that the copy hereunto annexed of the last will and 
testament of William Hampton deed., bearing date the 4th instant, with 
the probate thereof, is a true and exact copy, and was by this deponent 
carefully compared and examined with the record thereof remaining in 
the Secretary's office of this Island. In testimony ;whereof I have here- 
unto sett my hand and caused His Majestie's Great Seal, appointed ioc 
this and other His Majestie's said Carribbee Islands, to be hereunto ap- 
pended. Given at Pilgrim the i6th of April, 1715, and in the first year of 
His Majestie's reign. 

Signed: William Sharpe. 

By His Honour's command. 

Alexa. Skene. 

Entered April 6th, 171 5. 



39^ raOBATB RBC0ID9. VOX,. IX» 

The foregoing is a true copy, examined, compared and here record- 
ed, 7th August, .A^mo Dom. 1716. Per me, 

ThofMLS Kimberly, Clerk. 

Court Record, Page 264 (Vol. VIII) 16 September, 1715: This 
Court grant letters of Adms. unto Mr. John Austin provided he give 
bond as the law requires. 

Page 20 (Vol. IX) 7 August, 1716: Will proven. 



Page 94- 

Hancoz, William, Farmington, (Kensington, see File.) Invt. £147- 
08-03. Taken by John Ashmun and Thomas Hancox. 

Court Record, Page 159—5 December, 1721 : Adms. granted to 
Daniel Hancox, a brother of sd. deed. 

Page 20 (Vol. X) 7 May, 1723: Daniel Hancox, Adms., exhibits an 
account of his Adms. Accepted. 

Page 28 — ^3 September, 1723 : This Court direct the Adms. to sell 
some land to pay the debts, per act of the General Assembly. 

Page 99—7 September, 1725 : Report of the sale of land. 

Page 100—7 September, 1725 : Daniel Hancox, Adms., exhibits now 
a full account of his Adms. Accepted. Order to dist. the estate : To John 
Hancox, eldest son, to Daniel and Rachel Hancox, to Mabel Barnes, 
brothers and sisters of sd. deceased, to each of them, £18-18-09. And ap- 
point Thomas Hart, Thomas Curtice and John Root, distributors. 



Page 43- 

Harrii, Walter, Wethersfield. Invt. £38-15-11. Taken 5 March, 
1715-16, by John Lattemore and James Treat. 

Court Record, Page 7 — 6 March, 1715-16: Mary Harris, Adms., ex- 
hibits an invt. of the sd. estate. Accepted. 



Page 341. 

Harriiy William, Middletown. Inventory of lands, taken 7 Novem- 
ber, 1 719, by Israhiah Wetmore, William Savage and William Ward, 
apprisers, under oath: 

£ s d 
Item. Land in the northwest quarter, 442 acres, 442-00-00 

Item. Land lying westward from the Town, 624 acres, 374-08-00 

Item. Land, five and half acres of boggy meadow, (^-10-00 

Item. Land in the round meadow, 12 acres, 12-00-00 

Item. To two and half acres of land in the round meadow 

swamp, 003-02-00 



I7IS ^^ 1733- nOBATS UCORDS. 397 

Item. To two and half acres east side the Great River, oi3-<30-oo 

Item. To 34 acres of upland east side the Great River, 051-00-00 

Item. To 40 acres, a half-mile lot east side the Great River, 027-00-00 

Item. To 10 acres that was Bowe's, east side the Great River, 003-00-00 

Item. To 150 acres of land east of Wangog, called Bowe's lot, 037-00-00 

Item. To six and quarter acres at Pacowsett, 031-00-00 

Court Record, Page 195 (Vol. VIII) 17 May, 1714: Solomon Coit 
of New London, gran^on of William Harris, late of Middletown deed., 
moved this C>urt to grant Adms. to some suitable person. Mary Gilbert, 
Hannah Whitmore and Patience Markham of Middletown, children of sd. 
William Harris, appeared in opposition. Adms. not granted. Solomon 
Coit then appealed to the Superior Court. 

Page no (Vol. X) 7 August, 17 19: Upon motion of Solomon Coit, 
for himself and as attorney for John and Joseph Coit, heirs to Mrs. Mar- 
tha Coit, late of New London deceased, daughter and one of the co-heirs 
of William Harris, sometime of Middletown deceased, that power of 
Adms. be granted on the estate of William Harris according to an act of 
the General Assembly at Hartford, 14 May, 171^-' It appearing to this 
Court that the covenant of agreement, dated 17 September, 1717, signed 
by fourteen of the heirs of sd. estate, is not perfected according to the 
proviso made in said act concerning such acfreement, this Court grant let- 
ters of Adms. to Capt. Joseph Rockwell, Francis Wetmore and Solomon 
Coit, heirs unto sd. estate. The Court also appointed Capt. William Sav- 
age, Sergt. Israhiah Wetmore and Sergt. William Ward to apprise sd. 
estate. 

Page 113 — 3 November, 1719: Inventory exhibited. 

Page 136 — 6 September, 1720: The Adms. now exhibit an invt. of 
several parcels of land passed by deed of g^ft by the sd. William Harris, 
deceased, in his lifetime, dated 12th December, 1678, and conveyed by 
deed of mortgage dated 7 March, 1687-8, to Francis Wetmore, late of 
Middletown deceased; also, several parcels of land recorded to John 
Ward, Daniel Markham and Edward Foster. Solomon Coit appealed from 
a decision of the Court to the Superior Court at Hartford March next. 

Page 152 — 5 June, 1721 : Upon consideration of the motion of Solo- 
mon Coit, Joseph Rockwell and Francis Wetmore, heirs-in-law to the es- 
tate of Mr. William Harris, sometime of Middletown deceased, respecting 
the opinion of the Superior Court, viz., that the estate given in the life- 
time of the father cannot be joyned to the inventory of the estate of the 
deceased, but such estate shall be discounted in the distribuion of the 
deed, estate at the value of which it was at the time of the gift made, this 
Court having searched the law and not finding any law before 14 October, 
1708, that obliged deeds of gift at large to be recorded, and finding in 
this case the records of the gifts of William Harris to his children were 
in 1668-1671 and 1674, and the heirs of sd. Harris have stood seized of 
them by sd. records and most of them by actual improvement, and do find 
Mr. Harris himself and most of the persons having land recorded to them 
in the Book of Records at Middletown are generally in those elder times 



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398 PROBATE RECORDS. VOI«. IX, 

after the same manner that these are, and having nothing more to show 
for their conveyance, this Court do therefore judge all the land given by 
deed, as also the lands anciently recorded to the heirs of the sd. Harris, 
were given in the lifetime of the deceased and shall not come unto the in- 
ventory, but be discounted in the distribution of the estate at the value of 
which it was at the time of the gift made. 

Page 172 — 3 August, 1722: This Court order that the estate be dist. 
to the five daughters or their legal representatives : To Mary Gilbert deed., 
£230-04-05 ; to the heirs of Martha Coit deed., £244-14-05 ; to the heirs 
of Elizabeth Foster deed., £232-09-04 ; to Hannah Whetmore, £221-14-05 ; 
to Patience AJarkham, £219-00-00; which is their equal parts. And ap- 
point Israhiah Wetmore, William Savage and William Ward, distribu- 
tors. 

Page 173 — ^4 August, 1722: Dist. exhibited and accepted. Solomon 
Coit appealed from the judgement of this Court to the Superior Court. 

Page 10 (Vol. X) 22 March, 1723 : This Court direct the Adms. to 
sell some more land for the payment of debts. 



Haynef, Joieph. Court Record, Page 27 — 16 February, 1716-17: 
Adms. granted to Mrs. Mary Haynes, of Haitford, on the estate of her 
son Joseph Haynes, late deed. 



Page 54.55. 



Higl«ri JonathaHiSimsbury. Invt £223-0808. Taken 21 May, 1716, 
by John Castf Thomas Holcomb and John Slater. Will dated 9 April, 
1716. 

I, Jonathan Higley of Simsbury, in the County of Hartford, do make 
this my last will and testament : Imprimis. I give to Ann, my well-beloved 
wife, 1-3 part of my personal estate, to her and her heirs forever. Item. 
I give her that lott at the northeast comer, that was her Father Barber's, 
to her and her heirs forever. I give her the improvement of sdl my lands 
in Simsbury until my daughter Mercy cometh to the age of 18 years or 
18 married, and after that she shall have the improvement of the 1-3 part 
of my lands during her natural life. Item. I give unto my only dauehter, 
Mercy Higley, all my lands excepting that lott which was her Grandfather 
Barber's, which I gave to my wife Ann. Item. I give her the two-thirds 
of my moveable or personal estate to her only disposal ; but in case her 
daughter die before she comes to age or is married, dien my will is tibat my 
wife Anne shall have the improvement of all my lands in Simsbury during 
her life, and the 1-3 part of them forever, with all the moveables or per- 
sonal estate, to her own disposal forever. And that my cousin, David 
Higley, shall have my field out under the west mountains, to him and his 
heirs forever. All the remainder of my lands in Simsbury I give to my 
six brothers, John, Brewster, Samuel, Nathaniel, Josiah and Isaac, to be 



I715 '^ 1723. PROBATE RECORDS. 399 

equally divided among them. All my lands at Windsor I give to my 
three eldest, brothers, John, Brewster and Samuel, forever, mey paying 
what by my father's will I was obliged to pay to my sisters. I appoint my 
loveing wife Ann sole executrix. 

Witness : Nathaniel Holcomb, Jonathan Higley^ ls. 

Jonathan Holcomb, Abigail X Hayes. 

Court Record, Page 17 — ^3 July, 1716: Will proven. 

Page 1 79-^4 I5ecember, 1722: This Court grant Adms. on the estate 
of Jonathan Hieley, late of Simsbury deceased, unto John Higley, a 
brother of the deceased. Adms. was formerly granted to the widow of 
the deed., who lately died not having finished her administration on sd. 
estate. 



Page 65-81. 



Higgisson, William, Farmington. Invt. £159-16-09. Taken ist July, 
1720, by John Porter, John Hart and Hezeldah Hooker. 

Court Record, Page 128 — 7 June, 1720: Adms. granted to Edward 
Neal of Farmington. 

See File: An agreement between the heirs for a settlement of the 
moveable part of the estate of William Higginson, signed and sealed by 
each of them : Edward Neal in right of his wife Margaret alias Hin^- 
son, Samuel Warner in right of his wife Elizabeth alias Higginson, Chirk 
Carrington in right of his wife Sarah alias Higginson, Abner Gillett in 
right of his wife Mary alias Hig^nson. 

Page 142—6 December, 1720: An acreement was exhibited in Court 
for die division of the estate of William Higginson by Edward Neal, Sam- 
uel Vitamer, Abner Gillett and Clarke Carrington, who married the daugh- 
ters of sd. deed., acknowledged by them to be their free act and deed, and 
each became bound for the payment of debts. 

Page 58 (Vol. X) 1st December, 1724 : Edward Neal, Adms., exhib- 
ited an account of his Adms., which this Court accepts. 



Page 68. 
Agreement on File. 



Hillier, James, Simsbury. Died 29 July, 1720. Invt. £46-18-03. 
Taken by James Cornish, John Humphrey and John Moses. 

To the honoured Court of Probate of the County of Hartford : These 
are to inform your honours that we, Marey Hillier, widow and relict of 
James Hillier, late of Simsbury, and James Hillier, Jr., and Daniel Palmer 
and Elizabeth Palmer his wife, being the subscribers hereunto, have tiiis 
8th day of August, 1720, agreed to deuid amongst ourselves the moueabef 
part of the estate of James Hillier, Sen., and would humbley craue of the 
honoured Court, if thay think it conuenant, to confirm the estate on each of 



400 PBOBATB BBCOHM. VOZ#. IX» 

OS as we haue deoided it: Imprimis : Detuded and set out to the widow her 
share in personal estate; to Daniel Palmer and Elizabeth his wife, all the 
moveable estate; to James Hillier, all the houseing and lands. For con- 
firmation of which articles to each respectively and to their heirs and as- 
signs forever, for a settlement of sd. estate, we have hereunto set our 
hands and seals the 9th day of August, 1720. 

Mary X Hillier, 
James Hillier, 
Daniel Palmer. 

Court Record, Page 134 — 10 August, 1720 : Adms. granted to James 
Hillier, son of sd. deed. An agreement for the settlement of James Hil- 
lier's estate was now exhibited by the widow and children of sd. deed. 
Accepted, ordered recorded and kept on file. 



Page 98. Will on File. 

Hobarty Bay. Jeremiah, Haddam. Invt. £155-08-00. Taken 23 No- 
vember, 1715, by Simon Smith, Joseph Arnold and James Brainard. WiU 
dated 25 April, 1712. 

I, Jeremiah Hobart, doe make this my last will and testament: I 
give to Elizabeth my wife my whole estate, both real and personal, 
whatsoever, after my decease, during the terme of her life, and I do hereby 
fully impower my wife to dispose of the whole of sd. estate, that shall be 
left after her decease, to my children as she thinks best. I constitute my 
wife Elizabeth sole executrix. 

Witness: Benjamin Smith, Jeremiah Hobart, ls. 

James Welles, 

Court Record, Page 21 — ^4 September, 1716 : Capt James Welles, of 
Haddam, now exhibited the last will of Rev. Jeremiah Hubburd, late of 
Haddam deed. James Welles, a witness to sd. will, was now sworn. The 
other witness not being present, the probate was delayed. 

Page 25 — ^4 December, 1716: This Court doth now prove, approve 
and allow and confirm the will of Rev. Jeremiah Hobart. Acceptea, or- 
dered recorded and kept on file. 

Note: The Recorder entered and wrote the name Jeremiah ^'Hub- 
burd/* and in the index, ** Hubbard," . The signature to the will was written 
by the testator himself, '^Hobart" 



Page 237. 

Add. Invt. in Vol. X, Page 3-4-5-6. 

Holoomb, Benajah, Jr., Windsor. Died 30 October, 1716. Invt 
i£4i2-i5-oo. Taken by Thomas Grisvrold, Jr., and Samuel Holcomb. An 



17x5 '^ 1723- PROBATE RECORDS. 4^1 

inventory of £447-09-00. Taken after the decease of Benajah Holcomb's 
wife, on the 2nd day of November, 1722, by Nathaniel Pinney and Jo- 
seph Barnard. 

Court Record, Page 33 — ^4 June, 1717: Adms. to Martha Holcomb, 
widow. Exhibit of inventory. 

Page 179—4 December, 1722: This Court grant letters of Adms. to 
Joseph Holcomb, a brother of the sd. deceased. Invt. exhibited and al- 
lowed. This Court appoint Joseph Holcomb to be guardian to Pamell 
Holcomb, 14 years of age, and Benajah Holcomb, age 12 years ; also ap- 
point Samuel Haydon to be guardian to Martha Holcomb, age 16 years, 
and Ann Holannb, 6 years of age ; all children of Benajah Holccnnb de- 
ceased. 

Page 34 (Vol. X) 2 December, 1723 : Joseph Holcomb, Adms. on the 
abovesd. estate, exhibited accot of his Adms. on sd. estate, whereby it ap- 
pears that he has paid out of that estate in debts and charges, with some 
loss upon sd. estate, amounting to the sum of i28-io-io, which account 
the Court accepts and order it to be kept upon file. And whereas, the in- 
ventory of sd. estate, with additions upon record, amounts to the sum of 
£455-19-05, from which subtracted the sum of £28-10-10 there will then 
remain the sum of £427-08-07 to be distributed, this Court order that the 
estate of the sd. deed, so remaining shall be distributed to the children of 
the sd. deed, in the following manner, vizt. : To Benajah Holcomb, only 
son of sd. deed., the sum or value of £170-19-06, which is his double por- 
tion of sd. estate; to Martha Holcomb, Pemall Holcomb and Ann Hol- 
comb, the rest of the children of the sd. deed., to each of them the sum or 
value of £85-09-08, which is their single portion of sd. estate. And this 
Court do appoint and impower Messrs. Timothy Loomis, Nathaniel Pinney 
and Joseph Barnard, of Windsor, or any two of them, to distribute and 
divide the sd. estate accordingly. 

Page 42 — 3 March, 1723-4: Joseph Holcomb, Adms. on the estate of 
Benajah Holcomb, late of Windsor deed., exhibited a dist. of the estate, 
which dist. is by this Court accepted and ordered to be kept upon file. 

Page 51 — 7 July, 1724: Joseph Holcomb, Adms., is granted a Quie- 
tus Est. 

Psigc 53 — I September, 1724: This Court appoint Obadiah Owen of 
Windsor to be guardian unto Pamell Holcomb, a minor, 16 years of age, 
she desireing the same. Recog., £50. 

Page 67 — 2 February, 1724-5 : This Court appoint Nathaniel Pinney, 
Jr., to he guardian to Benajah Holcomb, a minor, about 14 years of age. 
Kecog., £50. 



Page 120. 

Holoomb, Bamuely Windsor. Invt. £445-13-10. Taken by Thomas 
Griswold, Joseph Barnard and William Phelps. 

Court Record, Page 175-6—2 October, 1722: Adms. to Martha Hol- 
comb, widow, relict of the deceased. Exhibit of inventory. 



403 PROBATE BECORDS. VOX,. XX, 

Will and Invt. in Vol. X, Page 6-7-10-11. 

Hollistar, Jacob. Invt. £1691-03-03. Taken 8 November, i/aa, by 
Giles Hall and George Phillips. Sloop Elizabeth (John Hames, master), 
value £328-00-00. 

17 December, 1722: Then received of Mr. John Tyler and Mr. 
Thomas CoUett, the estate mentioned in the foregoing inventory as it was 
taken according^ to books and invoices (excepting 4hhd. of rum and fifty 
pds. of prunes, improved for payment of debts due from sd. estate) . Reed, 
pr. Robt. Cooke and Richard Sanger, Adms. 

A further invt. of personal estate, valued at £1459-13-02, was taken 
10 December, 1722, by Thomas Foster and Giles Southmaid under the ap- 
prisers' oatii. 

Court Record, Page 3 (Vol. X) ist January, 1722-3: Whereas, this 
Court did grant Adms. on the estate of Jacob HoUister of Bristol, Eng- 
land, mariner, late deed, at Middletown, County of Hartford, on the 5 
November last, to John Tyley and Thomas Collet of Hartford, they now 
exhibit invt, as also account of Adms. Allowed. Now Richard Sanger and 
Robert Cook appeared and paid sd. Tyley and Collet the sum of £155-14- 
08, which account was allowed. Also produced letters of Adms. on the 
estate from the Court of Probate in the City of New York, granted by 
His Excellency Col. Burnett, Judge, and in said letters of Adms, signi- 
fied that Jacob Hollister deceased did in his lifetime, under his hand and 
seal, will and desire that if his life be taken, that then Jacob Read, Richard 
Sanger and Robert Cook should take his estate into their hands and dis- 
pose of it as in sd. writing expressed, vizt. : 

New York, 30 July, 1722: I being now bound on a voyage to Rhode 
Island, in case of my death I constitute and appoint Mr. John Read, mer- 
chant, Mr. Robert Cook, both of New York, and Mr. Richard Sanger of 
Bristol, merchant, my true and lawful attorneys and trustees in mine and 
friends' affaires. My desire and order is that (my estate) be remitted to 
my well-beloved wife Elizabeth Hollister, in Bristol. 
Witness: Nathaniel Walker, Jacob Holuster. 

Thomas Roberts, Obadiah Hunt. 

This Court grant Adms. to Robert Cook and Richard Sanger. 

Page 48 — 5 May, 1724: Robert Cook, Adms., produced in Court a 
power of atty. to one Mr. James Gordon, from the widow and two of tfie 
creditors, to receive the estate from the Adms., and also produced re- 
ceipts from said Gordon for the sloop and tackling and other estate sent to 
Great Britain for the widow and creditors. Account allowed. 



Page 366. 

Hooker, Thomas, Dr., Hartford. Will dated 12 October, 1719. 
I, Thomas Hooker of Hartford, doe make this my last will and testa- 
ment : I give to my brotfier Daniel Hooker my farm in West Division of 



1^15 to 1723. raOBATB IBGOBDS. 403 

Hartford; also that tract of land at Bedford that I had of Atherton 
Mather; also one-half of my moveable estate. I give to my nephew 
Thomas Hooker, son of my brother Samuel Hooker, my house, homested, 
and all my meadow and upland in Hartford ; also the other halfe of my 
moveable estate. I appoint my brother Daniel Hooker and my nephew 
Thomas Hooker executors. 

Witness : Edward Bulkeley, Thomas Hooker, ls. 

Thomas Wickham, Joseph Churchill. 

Court Record, Page 123 — ^5 April, 1720: Will proven. 

Page 13s — 6 September, 1720: Mr. John Hooker, Mr. John Austin 
as attorney for James Hooker, Stephen Buckin^am and Sarah his wife, 
Mrs. Mary Pierpont, Mary Hooker and Alice Hooker, leral representa- 
tives of Dr. Thomas Hooker deceased, moved an appeal from an allow- 
ance of the will. 

Page 147 — 4 April, 1721 : John Austin, before the Court, agrees that 
when an action is brought by tihe executors he will produce in Court for 
the jury, if desired, all the papers late belonging to Dr. Thomas Hooker 
in his custody. 

Page 169—5 June, 1722: Matters deferred until July next. 

Court Record, Page 171 — 3 July, 1722: Mr. John Austin being sum- 
moned to this Court in June last to answer interrogatories tending to dis- 
close the estate of Doct. Thomas Hooker deceased, upon pleas then made 
the matter was continued to this time. This Court consider upon the first 
plea made by sd. Austin that examination of parties supposed to have con- 
cealed estate of deceased persons is not limited to one or two times, but 
may upon occasion be often called. He, said Austin, has been sued in 
detinue of two tankards, and has finally recovered at the Superior Court 
upon his plea of justification upon an accord. And from thence a pre- 
sumption lyeth that there is no demand in law for the executor of said 
deceased against said Austin for anything belonging to the deceased 
that came to his hands before 4th January, when the thing be- 
longed to the deceased. This Court are of opinion that there may be in 
the hands or knowledge of said Austin sundry writings, bills, bonds, ac- 
counts, deeds, etc., that are not or cannot be supposed to be intended or 
included in said accord, and sudi really as are no estate to said Austin, 
nor any estate to said executor, nor was ever to the deceased, but only evi- 
dence what the estate is and whom it does belong to and where it lyeth, 
and therefore ought to be produced that the executor and legatees that 
have a just right to the estate may have the benefit of them. Therefore 
this Court have considered that said Austin shall answer to such inter- 
rogatories touching such writings as are or hath been in his custody or 
knowledge, as this Court shall think fitt to ask him concerning the prem- 
ises, that was formerly belonging to Doctor Thomas Hooker. 

Page 174 — 7 August, 1722: John Austin, on oath, stated that he had 
lately delivered to Mr. Thomas Hooker sundry bills and bonds, and now 
before the Court delivered to him sundry deeds and conve3^nces of land, 
and declared that he had delivered up all the writings that were in his 
custody, or ever knew of, that might disclose the estate of the deceased. 



404 PROBATB RECORDS. VOL. IZ» 

File Distribution: i8 March, 1758: Estate of Thomas Hooker ye 
elder, physition, formerly of Hartford. At this Court John Hooker ap- 
pointed administrator, who now exhibits an inventory of such of ye read 
estate of sd. deceased as had been by his last will given to his nephew 
Thomas Hooker and his wife Hannah during life. Ye sd. nephew is also 
deceased. Order to dist. among the heirs of Thomas Hooker ye elder: 
To Mrs. Sarah Buckingham of Norwalk, only surviving sister of Thomas 
Hooker ye elder, a one-seventh part, and 1-7 part to John, Joseph aod 
Roger Hooker, Abigail Hart, wife of Nathaniel Hart, Sarah Strong, wife 
of Newell Strong, and Widow Ruth Strong, late wife of Asahel Strong 
deed., all of Farmington, and Mary Hart, widow relict of Samuel Hart, 
late of Middletown, deed., these the only surviving children of John 
Hooker, late of Farmington deed., who was one of the brothers of ye sd. 
TTiomas Hooker the elder. Also, one other seventh part to heirs of Sam- 
uel Hooker, viz., Samuel Giles and William Hooker, Esther, wife of 
Isaac Stiles of New Haven, and Mehetabell, wife of Daniel Coit of New 
London, which are ye only children and legal representatives of Samuel 
Hooker of Farmington deed., who was a brother of Thomas Hooker ye 
elder. Also, one other seventh part to Sarah Bartlett, widow of John 
Bartlett, late of Guilford deed., and to Mehetabell Smith, wife of John 
Smith of Rye, in the Province of New York, and Hannah, wife of Mr. 

Smith of Orange County, Province of New York, wluch sd. 

Sarah, Mehetabell and Hannah are ye only children and legal representa- 
tives of Mr. James Hooker, late of Guilford deed., one other brother of 
Thomas Hooker ye elder. Also, one. other seventh part to Nathaniel, 
Mary and Abigail Hooker and Sarah Edwards, wife of Daniel Edwards, 
all of Hartford, the only surviving children of Mr. Nathaniel Hooker, 
late of Hartford deceased, who was a brother to Thomas Hooker ye elder. 
And also one other seventh part to Mr. James Pierpont of New Haven, 
and to Sarah Edwards of Stockbridge, in the Province of Massachusetts 
Bay, the wife of Jonathan Edwards, only surviving children and legal rep- 
resentatives of Mrs. Mary Pierpont, who was one other sister of ye sd. 
Thomas Hooker ye elder. And one other seventh part thereof to Daniel 
Hooker of Hartford and to Susannah, the wife of Bayley, liv- 
ing at Nine Partners, in the Province of New York, and to Sarah Cham- 
berlain, widow of Benjamin Chamberlain, late of Middletown, and Mary 
Peck, wife of Elijah Peck of sd. Middletown, and Hannah, the wife of 
Reuben Norton of Guilford, the only surviving children and legal repre- 
sentatives of Doctor Daniel Hooker, late of Hartford deceased. 



Page 114- 

Howard, Jolm» Wethersfield. Died 15 February, 1720-1. Invt 
£630-09-06. Taken by Benjamin Churchill and John Rose. 

Court Record, Page 165 — 5 April, 1722: Margaret Howard, Adms. 
on the estate of Tohn Howard, late of Wethersfield deceased, exhibited an 
account of her Adms., whidi is accepted by the Court. And this Court 
order that the estate be dist. to the heirs, viz. : 



1 715 '^ 1723- PBCmATB KBOOBM^ 405 

£ s d 
To Margaret Howard, the widow, 33"OS-04 

To Willuun Howard, eldest son, 132-09^04 

To John, Jonathan, Mary, Sarah and Lydia Howard, to each, 74-19-08 
And to Elizabeth Francis, 45-03-<» 

And appoint Joseph Talcott, Thomas Wright and John Rose, distrib- 
utors. This Court appoint Margaret Howard to be guardian to her chil- 
dren, viz., San^ Howard, age 16 years, Lydia 13, and Jonathan Howard, 
8 years of age. Recog., iioo. 



Howard, Jolm, Boston. Court Record, Page 32-^3 — 8 May, 1717: 
Whereas, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, of Hartford, being indisposed in body 
and not able to go from home, desireing that a Court of Probate might be 
opened at her house, which being granted : 

Present : 

Joseph Talcott, Esqr., Judge; Hez: Wyllys, Clerk. 

The said Elizabeth Wilson, as executrix to the last will of Mr. John 
Howard of Boston, Pub. Notary, late deceased, exhibited to this Court an 
account of lands at Dunstable sold for the sum of iioo, and also an ac- 
count made by virtue of her executorship amounting to the sum^ of i68- 
13-00, and made oatii that all the articles of said account are just and 
true according to tibe best of her knowledge, and that she has not received 
any more of uie estate of the deceased since the addition made to the in- 
ventory of the estate of the deceased, on die 27th of September, Anno. 
Dom. 1692, than what is contained in her sd. account 



Page 104. 

Howard, Samuel, Hartford. Invt. £2205-17-07. Taken 30 May, 
1716, by Joseph Wadsworth, Joseph Barnard and Thomas Ho